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Freud Dancing

 

Ausstellung der österreichischen Künstlerin Gudrun Kampl vom 08.06.2021 – 31.09.2021 in Shanghai, China @LOVE ON TERRACE

in cooperation with Silvia Steinek Gallery

 

Exhibition Opening: Video

位于上海M50的“露台LOVE ON TERRACE”艺术空间将于2021年6月8日迎来它的第二个展览:“弗洛伊德在跳舞 (Sigmund) Freud Dancing”。此次展览是与奥地利文化处(北京)的合作项目,也是奥地利艺术家古德伦·坎普尔Gudrun Kampl 在中国的首次个展。

 

As a second exhibition project, Love on Terrace will show works by the Austrian artist Gudrun Kampl. 

No one else could fulfil the current task of the mirrored room around "Love and Desire" better than the Vienna-based artist. In her works, she cultivates a refined, playful approach to themes of Sigmund Freud or Adolf Loos that are laden with a long tradition. Sensuality and ornament are transformed by Kampl into an ironic, feminine interpretation and literally turned into their opposite. In this way, she allows the viewer to immerse him/herself in her very own world.  

 

Kampl's objects are based on a broad field of experimentation with materials, which she usually transforms into controversial objects, contrary to their conventional character and nature. She sews guns out of soft, dressy velvet or wraps fear-inducing kitchen knives in the soft fabric, which is often associated with eroticism. Plastic, on the other hand, she makes look like delicate thread or embroidered pictures. 

Although the forms of her works often radiate passion and sensuality, each of them harbours an explosive, opposite flip side. Even a cage dressed in crimson velvet ("Cage", 2004) or her installation "Blood Drops" (2009) take on an erotic character, although one normally associates violence, isolation and pain with them.

The body is always the starting point of her work and is made the subject in two ways: firstly, in the form of its surface, the skin and its texture, and secondly, her focus is often on the organs and everything inside. The organs are responsible for maintaining the body's functions, but equally reflect its emotional state.

 

At first glance, the former graduate of Maria Lassnig's painting class did not retain many aspects of the profession she had learned. Even during her studies, she was more interested in canvases as a material that could be cut and deformed than as a picture support. 

In her pictorial objects, drawn with plastic down to the finest detail, she basically achieves more painting (or drawing) than many others who stand in the studio every day with a paintbrush. However, one associates the delicate objects of her "Bondage Series" more with soft textiles than with dried plastic. 

Love on Terrace is a young label founded in 2019 by entrepreneur and art collector Juliet Peng Wenjing. Their mission is to encourage and empower women to explore the theme of love and desire with confidence and style.

Located in the M50 gallery street, the show room lends itself to exhibitions and is the ideal place for an artistic intervention by Gudrun Kampl. 

 

Juliet Peng Wenjing spanned her selection of works across a broad spectrum of Kampl's oeuvre over the past 10 years. Following the attributes of feminism and desire, the work "Passion" (2013) comes into its own just as perfectly as the "Bondage Series“ (2020-21) recently created for this exhibition. The first presentation of the Austrian artist in Shanghai provides a coherent overview of her extraordinary work full of irony and baroque forms.

Alexandra Grimmer, May 2021

这次的命题是在露台LOVE ON TERRACE充满了镜面的空间里诠释“爱与欲望”的主题,没有人能够比这位维也纳艺术家更好地完成这个任务。在她的作品中,艺术家使用细致而又诙谐的手法,将久负盛名的西格蒙德·弗洛伊德(Sigmund Freud)和阿道夫·卢斯(Adolf Loos)作为主题重新阐释。她对“情欲”和“装饰”进行了一种带有反讽意味的女性化诠释,将这两个概念转化成了某种相反的呈现。艺术家正是以这种方式带领观众进入她自己所创造的世界中。

 

坎普尔在创作中基于所使用的材料进行了广泛的实验,从而使作品呈现出与平常不同的特征和属性。她或而缝制出温柔靓丽的天鹅绒长枪,或而用充满了情色联想的柔软材质包裹住骇人的菜刀。另一方面,她也用塑料这样的材质来绘制精致的线或刺绣画。尽管她的作品经常散发出激情和性感的味道,但每件作品的背后都隐藏着一个强烈的、相反的意象。她用红色天鹅绒包裹的“笼子”(2004)或装置作品“血滴”(2009)都具有强烈的情色特质,尽管人们通常将这两个物体与暴力、孤立和痛苦联系起来。

 

身体始终是她创作的出发点,并通过两种方式进行表达:第一,以事物的表面出发,例如皮肤和它的纹理;第二,她的注意力通常集中在器官和内部事物上。器官负责维持人体的功能,但也同样反映人的情绪状态。

 

乍看之下,这位玛丽亚·拉斯尼格(Maria Lassnig)绘画班的毕业生的作品并没有保留太多绘画的成分。甚至在学习期间,她对画布本身作为材质的兴趣也远胜于在画布上绘画:因为画布可以切割和变形,而不仅仅是画作的载体。

 

然而细观她用塑料绘制的精细画作,与每天用画笔站立在工作室中进行创作的许多其他画家相比,她作品中的绘画元素反而更多。人们将她“束缚系列(Bondage Serie)”中的精美作品更多地与柔软的纺织品联系起来,而不是与干燥的塑料联系在一起。

“露台LOVE ON TERRACE” 是一个新晋时尚品牌,由创业者和艺术藏家彭文婧Juliet于2019年创立。品牌致力于以艺术和时尚的表达,鼓励更多的女性以更加自由开放的心态探索情与爱的话题。 她位于M50创意园的展示空间所拥有的气质,与古德伦·坎普尔的艺术表达不谋而合。 

 

彭文婧Juliet此次展览选择的作品涵盖了古德伦·坎普过去十年中的广泛创作。围绕女性主义和欲望的主题进行挑选,于2013年创作的文字装置作品 “激情Passion” 及应这次展览于2020-21年创作的 “紧缚系列Bondage Series” 等作品都将恰如其分地展出在这个项目当中。这是这位奥地利艺术家在上海的首次展览,对她充满了反讽和巴洛克风格的非凡作品作出了一个统一而连贯的呈现。

亚力山大格林姆 Alexandra Grimmer

2021 5月

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