Shortlisted & Collected at the 2017 Artothek round.
Julieta Aranda, Rosa Barba, Geta Bratesku, John Cage, Mariana Castillo Deball, Heiner Franzen, Šejla Kamerić, Allan Kaprow, Alicja Kwade, Oliver Roura, Jonathan Schmidt-Ott, David Shrigley, Sean Snyder, Katja Strunz, Christine Sun Kim, Bernhard Uhlig, Jan Wawrzyniak, Ulrich Wüst
‘The Monsoon Show’ at Galerie Isa / 25th June – 11th September 2015.
Olafur Eliasson, Gregor Hildebrandt, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Dan Rees, Anselm Reyle & Oliver Roura
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or to usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky”. (Rabindranath Tagore)
The selected artists for the upcoming exhibition differ in how they conceptualize and visualize their practice in relation to their material, but what they all have in common is an urge to recognize, format and deform patterns – be it patterns of abstraction, of thought or of matter. They make visible what is often hidden, they encourage their mediums and forms to unfold their own logic in order to find a connection, a solution and compose it on to a surface.
By placing this show at the beginning of the Indian monsoon season, their artistic practice of abstract-pattern recognition and destruction builds a structural, poetic and aesthetic connection to the natural phenomenon of the Indian monsoon: current patterns that coat and move over the Indian subcontinent, South Asia and Indochina. Colossal winds gather water clouds from one place in order to unload it to another, simultaneously delivering rain and hence joy and sorrow to nature and to human beings