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Gerwald Rockenschaub – percolated / accelerated (leisure) pursuit &

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Galerie Eva Presenhuber Gerwald Rockenschaub Galerie Vera Munro Galerie Krobath Galerie Mehdi Chouakri

112 pages
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A Master of Reduction and Reflection

Gerwald Rockenschaub (b. Linz, 1952; lives and works in Berlin), one of the most renowned Austrians on the international art scene, is also a musician and DJ. His work has been associated with the Neo-Geo movement, also known as the new geometricism, which arose in the early 1980 and championed a turn toward geometric abstraction and rationality in art. Rockenschaub's expansive installations—prominent presentations have included the Austrian pavilion at the 1993 Venice Biennale and a show at the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, in 2005—read as minimalist objects while also drawing attention to the conditions shaping the display of contemporary art. The animations, foil pictures, and objects engage their settings in a playful dialogue; using acrylic glass surfaces, the artist always integrates the viewers' reflections into the ensembles. Rockenschaub himself has described it as “funky minimalism,” a term that also gestures toward his background in music and the sampling of artistic genres.

The publication percolated / accelerated (leisure) pursuit & documents the artist's extensive oeuvre and his exhibitions over the past eleven years. Scanning a barcode provides access to acoustic pieces by Rockenschaub that form a soundtrack accompanying the publication.

Author Bio
Gallery in London, Paris and Salzburg
Gallery in Zurich and New York.
born in Linz, lives and works in Berlin.
The Galerie Vera Munro was founded in Hamburg in 1977 and works with a range of diverse artists who are active in different media such as painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, photography and video. The gallery is the primary representative of both emerging and established contemporary artists, all of whom have done their first shows in Hamburg and have later been exhibited and collected by museums and institutions worldwide. The gallery is also known for its thematic group shows, often confronting classical artists such as Gerhard Richter, Donald Judd, Blinky Palermo etc. with mid-career and youngest artists. Most of the time these shows are accompanied by catalogues. We are currently looking forward to May 2020, where we are going to host an exhibition with Rosemarie Trockel, which is the very first project of the recently established Nick and Vera Munro Foundation and will be complimented by a book with a text by Yilmaz Dziewior and Brigid Doherty as well.
Gallery in Vienna
Mehdi Chouakri Gallery shows and represents international contemporary art. The gallery was founded in Berlin 1996.