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RHYTHM
SECTION

Kunstverein
Augsburg
June 4 –
July 30
2023
Albert Coers
Anneke Bosma
Artemis Potamianou
Daniel Geiger
Gonghong Huang
Guido Nieuwendijk
Henriëtte van’t Hoog
Iemke van Dijk
Karina Bugayova
Liu Ke
Lon Godin
Marije Vermeulen
Michael Wright
Michaelis Karaiskos
Oleksiy Koval
Tang Xiao
Thomas Rieger
Veronika Wenger
Curated by
Sophie-Charlotte
Bombeck

A project on the subject rhythm in visual arts.

Not to be confined by the greatest, yet to be contained within the smallest is a definition, which declared the enterprise of the artists group Rhythm Section.

The substantive trait, which linked the artists of the group Rhythm Section in their works is the commitment to a hyper reflexivity in dealing with the rhythm, not as a compulsion, but as an original constant. The clear handling of the rhythm allows an endless variety of individual variations.

Rhythm Section is a platform for artists, who are interested in an exchange on the subject rhythm in the visual arts.

Rhythm Section consists not only of visual artists representing installation, drawing, video, sculpture, painting, digital art to name a few, but also of art critics and theorists, philosophers, teachers for rhythm and movement.

Parallel to the group shows, Rhythm Section organizes artist talks, lectures and symposiums on the subject rhythm in visual arts.

www.rhythmsection.de

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HYDROGRAPHY | ABSTRACT EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR

Watercolor Veronika Wenger 2018 150 x 190 cm, watercolor on paper

Watercolor
Veronika Wenger 2018
190 x 150 cm, watercolor on paper

HYDROGRAPHY VIII
ABSTRACT
EXPERIMENTAL
WATERCOLOR

De Visserhallen
Ijmuiden NL
May 20 –
June 11
2023

25 artists,
using watercolor as a medium,
in a former tape and cash register factory in tough IJmuiden,
that should make for a beautiful and interesting exhibition!

This group of 25 artists from home and abroad, united under the name Hydrography has been creating international exhibitions in varying combinations since 2013. So this year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary! We will celebrate this together with a large exhibition in De Visserhallen in IJmuiden and with the presentation of a book.

The group is fluid, just like the material these artists work with. In fact, they seek the challenge of using the “traditional” medium of watercolor in a new abstract way.  Watercolor or watercolor is pure pigment combined with gum arabic and water. The strength of the color can range from light and transparent to super intense. Each pigment has its own specific gravity so each color behaves differently.

The artists are guided in part by gravity and chance. The paint is the boss, but the artist masters the technique and knows the material. It is a search for the possibilities in order to get to the essence; the purity of material and form.

Expositie Hydrography: 20 mei tot en met 11 juni  2023

Opening: zaterdag 20 mei om 12 uur (inloop vanaf 11 uur) door Iemke van Dijk, mede-initiatiefnemer van de Hydrography-groep, creatief directeur van Stichting EST art foundation en beeldend kunstenaar.
Boekpresentatie en finissage: zondag 11 juni 15:00 uur door Alex de Vries, mede-eigenaar van communicatie bureau/uitgeverij Stern/Den Hartog & De Vries
Openingstijden: zaterdag en zondag van 11-17 uur
Locatie: De Visserhallen, Duinstraat 4, 1975 CD, IJmuiden. Parkeren is gratis

Van harte welkom!

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RHYTHM SECTION | FESHANE ISTANBUL

RHYTHM
SECTION
FESHANE
ISTANBUL

May 10 – 30
2023
Daniel Geiger
Oleksiy Koval
Thomas Rieger
Veronika Wenger
Michael Wright
Curated by
Dr. Ezgi Bakçay

Feshane (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality)
International Fair Congress And Culture Center
Eski Feshane Caddesi, Eyüp
+90 212 501-73
www.feshane.com.tr

Not to be confined by the greatest, yet to be contained within the smallest is a definition, which declared the enterprise of the artists group Rhythm Section.

The substantive trait, which linked the artists of the group Rhythm Section in their works is the commitment to a hyper reflexivity in dealing with the rhythm, not as a compulsion, but as an original constant. The clear handling of the rhythm allows an endless variety of individual variations.

Rhythm Section is a platform for artists, who are interested in an exchange on the subject rhythm in the visual arts.

Rhythm Section consists not only of visual artists representing installation, drawing, video, sculpture, painting, digital art to name a few, but also of art critics and theorists, philosophers, teachers for rhythm and movement.

Parallel to the group shows, Rhythm Section organizes artist talks, lectures and symposiums on the subject rhythm in visual arts.

www.rhythmsection.de

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VERONIKA WENGER | DON’T REMOVE

Veronika Wenger "don't remove" (Detail), 2022Full HD, 1080 x 1920 px, Jpeg
don’t remove (Detail)
Veronika Wenger 2022
Full HD
Contemporary Art Center Big House, Wuhan 2023

DON’T
REMOVE
VERONIKA
WENGER

as a part of
Intermedia
Art
Exhibition
THE
YANGTZE
RIVER
VIDEO
ART
Big
House
Contemporary
Art
Center
Wuhan
Feb 3 – Apr 16
2023

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/PlKxFoWd8O5cr78MBLnFAw

BROKEN SCREEN OR DIGITAL DRAWING?

FOR EVERY VIEWER IT IS A CHALLENGE TO DEAL WITH A CHARACTER ON PAPER, A MARK OR A STROKE ON PAPER.
BUT HE FEELS THE PAPER, THE MATERIAL, THE DRAWING APPLIED BY HAND.
THE DRAWING IS PART OF THE REAL MATERIAL WORLD AND COMMUNICATES WITH HIM.
THE MARK DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE EMPTINESS OF THE SHEET AND AT THE SAME TIME TO THE FULLNESS OF WHAT IS MISSING.

I DRAW A MARK ON THE SCREEN.
WHAT MAKES SEEING A MARK ON A SCREEN A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE?
WHY DO SOME VIEWERS ASSUME THE SCREEN IS BROKEN?
IS IT BECAUSE OF THE VIEWING HABIT OF EXPECTING IMAGES AND STORIES ON SCREENS?
IS IT BECAUSE OUR ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON CONTENT AND INFORMATION?

THE MARK IS NOT PERCEIVED AS AN ELEMENT OF A DRAWING, BUT AS A TECHNICAL DEFECT.
THE DIGITAL MARK DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE SCREEN AS A MEDIUM THAT FORCES USTO FIND SHAPES.
AND SO THE MARK BECOMES A DIGITAL DRAWING.

VERONIKA WENGER

don’t remove
Veronika Wenger 2022
Full HD
Contemporary Art Center Big House, Wuhan 2023
Photo: BigHouse当代艺术中心
don’t remove
Veronika Wenger 2022
Full HD
Contemporary Art Center Big House, Wuhan 2023
Photo: BigHouse当代艺术中心
Contemporary Art Center Big House, Wuhan 2023
Photo: BigHouse当代艺术中心
Contemporary Art Center Big House, Wuhan 2023
Photo: BigHouse当代艺术中心

 

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THE YANGTZE RIVER VIDEO ART

THE
YANGTZE
RIVER
VIDEO
ART

Intermedia
Art
Exhibition
Big
House
Contemporary
Art
Center
Wuhan
Feb 3 – Apr 16
2023
白天
刘纹羊
员家理
李林
张红
张宇
陈瑞琪
祝虹
炭叹
陶陶
袁晓肪
梅健
路昌步
Kokayi
Oleksiy Koval
Veronika Wenger

As screens and digital media become ubiquitous, we have inevitably entered an age of images. The mysterious halo of “video art” is gradually disappearing in the blurred boundary with our daily visual environment, but on the other hand, it shapes the aesthetic concept and viewing mode of the new era. “Video art” has become an inexhaustible driving force to promote human visual transformation and modern thinking with its integrated media characteristics and digital technology blessing.

Since the 1990s, video art began to appear in China, and some pioneering artists in Hubei also began to try to use video cameras to create. In recent years, video art creation in Hubei has gradually become popular. From multiple interpretations of reality to conceptual experimental images, from simple video clips to dynamic images generated by new media technology, a group of artists who use digital images as their creative medium They have formed a force that cannot be ignored in the field of contemporary art in Hubei. The Yangzijiang video art community gathered spontaneously under such a background. Relying on the ideological foundation of the New Wave Art Movement and the academic soil of the Academy of Fine Arts system, this art group shows an avant-garde attitude and experimental genes.

The creation of the Yangzijiang video art community focuses on the relationship between the individual and the region, takes the regional cultural ecology of Hubei as the soil of practice, responds to its own cultural context with video art creation, and explores new possibilities of video art media. The time span of the exhibited works is from 2010 to 2022, reviewing the works of 14 artists in the past ten years, connecting the creative ecology of the entire art community with individual cases, trying to re-examine the boundaries of video media, and presenting the unique features of video art in Hubei. In creation and connection, the artist uses his works to explore the relationship between individuals, times, and objects, and through thinking about individuals and regions, he constructs a visual landscape that is divorced from reality and fiction. The works pay great attention to the expression of concepts and the experimental exploration of the ontological language of the image, breaking the linear structure of “time” and presenting “non-narrative”. Some works draw on the experience of daily life and emphasize personal experience; Sampling documentary, emphasizing the confrontation and communication between body and culture; there are also works using digital technology for virtual modeling, exploring technical form innovation or conveying ideas in generation.

The concentrated presentation of the works of the Yangtze River video art community, on the one hand, traces back to the creative context and multiple expressions of video art in Hubei, and on the other hand, it also expects to absorb more creative power, so as to promote a virtuous cycle of the local video art ecology.

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