ID

Digital print Edition 10 31x25cm (framed) 2010

Elmar Zimmermann - ID

Twisted Standards

5 October 2010. With “Twisted Standards”, the Kienzle Art Foundation continues its series of exhibitions custom-tailored to the exhibition space. Based on the initiative of the Berlin collector Jochen Kienzle, whose both extensive and specific inventory of art since the 1960s forms the footing, the Kienzle Art Foundation has been dedicated to the public communication of art in the form of exhibitions, publications, and lectures.

“Twisted Standards” features two artists who are prominently present in the collection. They are Emilio Prini (born in 1943) and Elmar Zimmermann (born in 1976).

Jochen Kienzle has set himself the goal of investigating even marginalized and quasi-forgotten or little known positions and putting them up for discussion. In this respect this event is logical and: different.

Curated by Daniel Kletke. A publication accompanies “Show 2.” It appears as a large poster, presented as hardcover bound leporello with images and German / English texts. Available at Kienzle Art Foundation.

Eine Wand

Industrial felt sewn on stretcher panels mounted on armature in gallery space 240x548x16cm (corpus) 2010

A commissioned artwork for Kienzle Art Foundation willing to dim the street outside the gallery’s large shop window front – simply I decided to do just a little bit more.

A partition wall, a pictorial structure, a …

The tightly sewn and stretched industrial felt mounted on a wooden support and installed in the exhibition rooms in such a way that it completely alters the viewer’s spatial perception. The gallery spaces are expanded in several ways: enlarged through merging, increased in numbers, and detached from the architecture of the building, thus transformed to an experiential space.

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Hof

Hof has been a room at Bielefelder Kunstverein in 2009. I conceived it for the duration of one exhibition upon an invitation by Thomas Thiel. The temporary and specific installation was built up of the works Wappen and Schlitten as of chosen examples from the Artothek des Bielefelder Kunstvereins. This pretty representative picture-lending library – founded in 1978 – consists of multiple artworks, mainly prints. It was practically out of use at that time – due to local loss of interest. This then changed.

Hof
installation at Bielefelder Kunstverein  2009

Wappen
felt sewn on stretcher  200 x 200 cm  2008

Schlitten
used laths and several framed pictures  90 x 240 x 65 cm  2009

From the Artothek des Bielefelder Kunstvereins: Horst Antes, Joseph Beuys, Felix Droese, Franz Eggenschwiler, Günther Förg, Günter Fruhtrunk, Dan Graham, Wenzel Hablik, Otto Herbert Hajek, Erwin Heerich, Thomas Huber, Horst Janssen, Gustav Kluge, Kurt Kranz, Vlado Kristl, Kaspar Thomas Lenk, Richard Lindner, El Lissitzky, Dieter Lott, Heinz Mack, Willy Maywald, Heiner Meyer, Lowell Nesbitt, Anna Oppermann, Petit Frère, Rainer Pöhlitz, Bernhard Prinz, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Rodtschenko, Dieter Roth, Sarah Schumann, Almir da Silva Mavignier, Elmar Stobinski, Georg Tappert, André Thomkins, Timm Ulrichs, Stefan Wewerka

Mallappen II

Cloth/collected painter’s rags snell 163x152cm 2008

Elmar Zimmermann - Mallappen

Kachel

found painting cut into pieces and reconfigured 85x85cm 2008

This work has been part of Hans-Jürgen Hafner’s difference, what difference? Art Forum Berlin in 2008 as of Max Mayer’s Stand und Gestaltung Kunstverein St. Pauli in 2009.

Kachel-Elmar-Zimmermann

Ecran

textile 215x215cm 2008

Elmar Zimmermann Ecran

Drache

found painting from 1956 cut into pieces and reconfigured 75x65cm 2007

Elmar Zimmermann - Drache

2062 – 2068

2062 – 2068
various materials and finds 45x60x40cm 2002