|Eva Rothschild's fragile and linear formal vocabulary at Kunstverein Hannover|
Eva Rothschild, »Second Sun«, 2004. Exhibition view. Courtesy Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London.
HANNOVER.- The Irish artist Eva Rothschild (born 1972, lives and works in London) is one of the most important protagonists of a generation of young artists dealing with the formal aspects of sculpture. Influenced by minimalism of the nineteen sixties and seventies, Eva Rothschilds works convince through their tension-filled combinations of such diverse materials as leather, paper, Plexiglas, wood and metal.
Eva Rothschild has already exhibited internationally, including the impressive spacial site-specific 2009 installation Cold Corners at Tate Britain. The exhibition at Kunstverein Hannover is the first presentation of her work in Germany.
The fragile and linear formal vocabulary of Eva Rothschilds sculptures and objects convince through their compositional clarity and strictness. The graphic linearity of her installations creates a fascinating impression of three-dimensional drawings in space.
In Rothschilds object worlds, the history of abstract art, and hence the tradition of elementary forms such as circle, cone, square and triangle, encounters the puzzling and meaningful aura of the material. Rational minimalism meets emotional mysticism. The artists works consequently contain references to subcultures and the fetishization of the autonomous object: like archaic ritual atifacts, woven leather objects hang on the wall or as a group in space. Paper pictures with long rug fringes recall the leather jackets and rug culture of a romantically transfigured hippy world, formally re-dissolving the pieces abstract appearances. The overlapping of systems and worlds of meaning is particularly clear when Eva Rothschild interweaves two model images each for her woven paper works. In Hand and I (2003), a pair of eyes is thus pictorially entwined with an esoterically tinged corona.
The artist succeeds in making the spiritually-laden works of the early avant-garde equally visible in her pieces as concrete arts claims of sociopolitical relevancy and the aesthetic pervasion of everyday life. The autonomous elementary form of minimalism encounters the potentially utopian, spiritual image material it finds in the environment of the esoteric and recent social utopian models.
Eva Rothschild subverts modernist insignias with irrationality, emotionality and contentual irritation that endow the works with a peculiar melancholy, an ambivalent potential between visionary progress and reactionary withdrawal. Her works subtlety enmesh the viewer in questions regarding pictures as objects of use and the use of pictures.
November 21, 2011
More than 125 art dealers, antique dealers and gallery owners present at PAN Amsterdam
Clyfford Still Museum in Denver reintroduces the life and work of the American artist
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art shows three large, striking works by Ai Weiwei
"Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" exhibition opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Stanley Whitney to receive first Robert De Niro Sr. Prize for achievement in painting
Frieze New York 2012: Participating galleries announced for inaugural edition of the art fair
Columbia Museum of Art hosts exhibition of unsurpassed collection of Hudson River School paintings
Art Dubai announces 2012 galleries: Major new galleries join the global selection of participants
Forever in a Moment: 19th Century Photographs of Egypt at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Exclusive selling exhibition Hunters & Gatherers: The Art of Assemblage opens at Sotheby's
First exhibition of artist Wayne Gonzales' work in Spain opens at CAC Málaga
Recent paintings inspired by Jane Wilson's childhood home at DC Moore Gallery
58th Winter Antiques Show celebrates the Rockefeller family patronage of historic Hudson Valley
Exhibition devoted to a selection of artists working with paper at Karsten Greve Gallery
Indian Modernist art focus of new exhibition series at Rubin Museum of art
"China through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872" at the Chester Beatty Library
National Museum of American History's transformation continues with West Exhibition Wing plans
Smithsonian named one of the 10 best places to work in the federal government in 2011
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, to open at MSU April 21, 2012
Eva Rothschild's fragile and linear formal vocabulary at Kunstverein Hannover
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old skeletons in an ancient village in northern India
2.- Exhibition at the Louvre museum offers rare glimpse of the ancient Thracian culture
3.- Most Britons ignorant over Battle of Waterloo: National Army Museum poll
4.- Sotheby's to offer the historic collection of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe
5.- Van Gogh and Rothko: Two masterpieces of modern art unveiled at Sotheby's London
6.- Recently discovered self-portrait headlines 'Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty' at MFA Boston
7.- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, world's top-earning model, makes teary last catwalk turn
8.- Le Corbusier legacy threatened by revelations in new books that architect was 'fascist'
9.- Groundbreaking photographs of India's Sidi community go on show in the UK for the first time
10.- William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|