Thomas Zipp @ Kunsthalle Fridericianum

‘Mens sana in corpore sano’

We waren natuurlijk allemaal al zwaar onder de indruk van de legendarische ‘desnoods-wordt-Duitslands-mooiste-museum-volledig-binnenstebuiten-gekeerd‘ projecten in Kassel. Afgelopen vrijdag bleek Kunsthalle Fridericianum echter effectief tot één groot psychiatrisch instituut getransformeerd.

Met WHITE REFORMATION CO-OP) MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO toont Thomas Zipp zich superieur op het subconscious terrain of dreams

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Thomas Zipp is one of the most important German artists of our time. Under the title ‘WHITE REFORMATION CO-OP) MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO’ this artist is dedicating his show in Kassel to the question of standard and deviation, social exclusion and the exploration of the self, by turning the spaces of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum into a ‘psychiatric hospital’ depicted with a gloomy aesthetic and satirical exaggeration.”

Directeur Rein Wolfs leidt de tentoonstelling in. De nieuwe expo is Fridericianums meest omvangrijke project tot op heden.

“By lowering the overall lighting and employing garish neon lights, Zipp creates the illusion of long, winding corridors whose doors lead to accessible and inaccessible rooms, in which the themes of the exhibition are taken up again and again in paintings and sculptures.”

“The exhibition combines a large part of Thomas Zipp’s oeuvre with elaborate installations. As is common in Zipp’s work, but particularly true of his spatial installation in the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, visitors are challenged to comprehend his work not only through detailed analysis but also through associations, feeding back on themselves and experienced physically.”

De kliniek van Zipp is overal. Alle vleugels van het museum zijn onverdeeld benut.

“Thomas Zipp knows how to relate developments in history and the humanities to the present age and to interpret them in a topical way. With his total installation, Zipp will interpret and reformulate the Fridericianum and its significance as an institution of enlightenment.”

Zipp (midden) drinkt er een Hütt op…

En met Rein Wolfs toasten wij op zijn ‘wall of fame’…
Met daarop ondermeer: Christoph Büchel (verslag), Daniel Knorr, Marc Bijl (verslag), Klara Lidén (verslag), Cyprien Gaillard (verslag), Rirkrit Tiravanija (verslag), Micol Assaël, Latifa Echakhch (verslag), Meschac Gaba (verslag), San Keller, Navid Nuur (beeld) en Carlos Amorales.

De expo van Thomas Zipp is nog te zien t/m 13 juni 2010.

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1 Response

  1. Frank says:

    voor het eerst in Nederland te zien geweest bij Remco Torenbosch’s + Ulrich Wulff’s ‘Or How Life Could Be’:

    http://trendbeheer.com/2009/02/20/or-how-life-could-be-np3/

    Voor het eerst in het groot te zien bij Whatspace’s ‘On A Clear Day’:

    http://www.whatspace.nl/onze-jongens/on-a-clear-day-show-pics.html

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