in cooperation with Silvia Steinek Gallery
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。
“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