The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Caro Suerkemper: Unschuld in tausend Noten
Caro Suerkemper. Netzgesicht II (548) 2008 Gouache on paper 31 x 23 cm.
LEIPZIG, GERMANY.- Display Leipzig presents Caro Suerkemper: Unschuld in tausend Nöten, on view through April 5, 2008. At Unschuld in tausend Nöten, Caro Suerkemper presents small-scale gouaches arranged on boards and a Janus-faced, Siamese twin in white, cast stone. The theme in her works on paper is the female form detached from everyday situations. Women in seemingly ritualized captivity are set behind bars and visors. Her drawings are characterized by geometrical reduction and an idiosyncratic tension between their detailed representation and generous layout. Formally, the drawings change from watery to opaque colours which, on the content level, correspond to a similar ambiguity between a spirit of playful earnest and the vitally crucial game.

The gouaches by Suerkemper invoke ambiguous pictorial worlds, relate to “human situations and feelings, to disrobement, touch, anaphylaxis, insecurity, fear and aggression, as well as to our environment, to social conditions and conventions, different designs for life and interpretation of femininity and beauty“ (Karin Schick). “Usually alone and exposed, Suerkemper’s forms ensnare the observers, binding them in questions about the mechanisms of seduction and submission, lust and control, and power and vulnerability. Caro Suerkemper articulates her interest in rules, laws and orders with scurrilous wit. She seeks out clumsy gestures, inadvertently loose expressions, and gives her protagonists the wide eyes and balloon-like breasts of comic characters“ (Karsten Müller). The drawings by Caro Suerkemper trigger a surprisingly intimate intensity between reality and illusion. Not without irony, the question of guilt or innocence is thrown back to the observer – the stony Siamese woman writhes full of fervour in the centre of the exhibition space with a playful, misty-eyed glance.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, 1964, lives and works in Berlin. 1984-90 Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe. 1994 lectured in Krasnojarsk/Sibirien. Working scholarship of the Senat für kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin. Stay abroad in Minsk/Russia. 1995 Scholarship of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg; 1997 Scholarship of the Kunstfonds Bonn; 1998 Scholarship Junge Kunst in Essen; 2003 Scholarship Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems; 2005 Scholarship of the Senat für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin; 2006 Scholarship Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umpertide, Italy; 2008 EKWC (European Ceramic Workcentre), s´Hertogenbosch/The Netherlands. Solo Exhibitions include 1996 and 1999 Galerie Haus Schneider, Ettlingen; 1998 Kabinett im Kunsthaus Essen; 1999 Galerie im Kunsthaus Essen; 2001 Galerie Wallner, Malmö/Sweden; 2003 Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin; ADG Kunstverein Nuremberg; Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart; Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; 2005 ausstellungsraum 25, Zurich; 2006 Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich; Filiale, Berlin. Group Exhibitions include 1998 Kunsthalle Rostock; 2001 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main; 2003 Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn; 2004 Kunsthalle Göppingen; 2008 the Livingroom, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Darmstadt [upcoming in mid-April]. Publications include 2004 Caro Suerkemper. Wasserfarben, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart; 2006 Caro Suerkemper, Gebrannte Kinder, Galerie Römerapotheke.






Today's News

March 24, 2008

Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, France, Pays Homage to Keith Haring

Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape at The San Diego Museum of Art

Photographer of Vietnam War Philip Jones Griffiths, 72, Dies

The Elms Lesters Painting Rooms To Present The Adam and Ron Show

Deutsche Guggenheim Presents Seven Contemporary Artists In True North

Annual ARTEXPRESS Exhibition Turns 25 This Year

Caro Suerkemper: Unschuld in tausend Noten

The Signs Pile Up - Paintings by Pedro Álvarez

Catherine David to Receive The 2008 Award for Curatorial Excellence

Aerial Photographer Mary Meader, 91, Dies

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book: The Voynich Manuscript

2.- Naked Trump leaves NY in giggles until demolished

3.- New research reveals that iceman "Otzi" was potentially a versatile tailor

4.- United States judge sides with artist forced to prove painting is not his

5.- Caravaggio was not a murderer: The response to an article in Burlington Magazine

6.- High-tech imaging reveals rare precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view

7.- Smithsonian: Venus-like exoplanet might have Oxygen atmosphere, but not life

8.- Papuan tribe preserves ancient rite of mummification

9.- Kunsthalle Bremen acquires major copperplate engraving by Albrecht Dürer

10.- World's largest William Blake gallery to open in San Francisco

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



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, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful