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Die Suche nach Mythen in der Kunst

GALERIE ERNST HILGER
 28.09. - 04.11.03

 

Vernissage: am Samstag, dem 27. September 2003, um 19:30 Uhr


Leo Zogmayer produces "naked, icon-less frames", i.e. open, empty pictures. With this, he puts
Kasimir Malevich's saying to a radical extreme, who – 90 years ago - called his radical, abstract
paintings "naked, frame-less icons".
Leo Zogmayer: "My frames are a counterpoint to the pictures that surround us, that assail us
permanently, and that we carry with us in our heads." Zogmayer creates paradox non-pictures that
do not patronize the onlooker, that do not confront him/her with a ready subject.
The irritation that his objects trigger, are meant to break up the hackneyed patterns of perception.
No doubt, this is a central element of all art. Whenever such "transmitters" are placed in a public
space, i.e. outside the conventional locations for art, such as galleries, museums, etc., they act
like acupuncture pricks in the respective social environment. One of six frames that have been mounted
in the summer of 2003 in and around Krems, 80 km to the west of Vienna, Austria.Galerie Ernst Hilger is opening an exhibition at artlab, Dorotheergasse 12, A-1010 Vienna, on 27
September 2003, showing new works by Leo Zogmayer. This year, Galerie Ernst Hilger will also show his works at
the international art fairs ART COLOGNE 03 and Art Basel Miami Beach 03.