05–07
2014
 
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01.05.–13.07.2014
Main Hall

Manners of Matter

Opening: We, April 30, 2014, 7 p.m.

“Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” Ad Reinhardt

Q & A: Chris Sharp

Manners of Matter uses Ad Reinhardt’s famous quip as its point of departure and stands it on its head in order to consider issues of materiality and corporeality, transience and presence. Originally intended as a dismissal of the three-dimensional art form, the quip assumes a renewed and perhaps unsuspected importance vis-à-vis the dominance of the image and screens in all spheres of life today. Indeed, if painting (the image) is that which disembodies the spectator, it is sculpture, Reinhardt immortally reminds us, that restores the (moving) body to the world.

Exploring the relationship between the fleeting materiality of the body and the supposedly stable presence of a sculpture, the exhibition valorizes a dancerly approach towards contrasting these two forms of matter. It draws upon different epochs of the twentieth century as well as contemporary art in order to finally engage what could be considered the most fraught form of materiality in a digital age, the body.

Artists: Constantin Brancusi, Ulla von Brandenburg, Michael Dean, Kōji Enokura, Esther Kläs,
Bruce McLean, Jean-Luc Moulène, Shimabuku,
Alina Szapocznikow

Curator: Chris Sharp
Project assistance: Susanne Staelin

The exhibtion was organized by the Salzburger Kunstverein and co-produced with Musée du château de ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard.

Left: Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths, 1971/2011. Back: Alina Szapocznikow, Fotorzeźby [Photosculptures], 1971/2007. 
Right front: Michael Dean, Untitled, 2013.
Exhibition view Salzburger Kunstverein 2014

Left: Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths, 1971/2011. Back: Alina Szapocznikow, Fotorzeźby [Photosculptures], 1971/2007.
Right front: Michael Dean, Untitled, 2013.
Exhibition view Salzburger Kunstverein 2014
Photo: Andrew Phelps, © Salzburger Kunstverein

Jean-Luc Moulène, Régulier / Barneville, 24 janvier 2008, 2013, Barytprint on aluminum, 69 x 69 cm



Manners of Matter (05/01-07/13/2014)
“Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.”
—Ad Reinhardt

“Manners of Matter” uses Ad Reinhardt’s famous quip as its point of departure and stands it on its head in order to consider issues of materiality and corporeality, transience and presence.