The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...
When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...
To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...
Born 1952 in Hall in Tyrol, Austria, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe, Germany, and New York
Ernst Caramelle studied at the Universität für angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) Vienna. In 1974, he was a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. He was a guest professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main 1981–1983, followed by the University of Applied Arts Vienna 1986–1990. In 1994 he became a professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildendenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Karlsruhe, where he has been rector since 2012.
What is reality, how can we believe what we see, and what are the conditions of art have been recurring questions in Ernst Caramelle’s work since he first began exhibiting in the mid-seventies. 'Art is a fake' has been his creed ever since. In his conceptually based oeuvre that spans many different media–from drawing, painting, photography, video, and wall painting, to virtually immaterial works with sunlight on paper–he explores the status of original and fake, production and reproduction, the perception of art and the context of art reception. Caramelle's paintings–whether on gesso ground, wood, cardboard, or directly on a wall’s surface–exhibit views refracted by different perspectives. Coloured, sometimes washed-out shapes formally refer to spatial and geometrical elements, to architectural found footage. In this system of doubles, mirror images, and juxtapositions, the wall itself is transformed into a picture. One spatial illusion follows another, while perspective views mutate into physiognomies. Beholding is reversed into being beheld, and what is visible questions its own status.
Ernst Caramelle participated in the Biennale of Sydney in 1990 and the Documenta IX in Kassel in 1992.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2018 Marta Herford, Herford, Germany; 2017 Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria; 2016 Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands; 2012 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; 2010 Bloomberg Space, London; 2008 Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria; 2006 Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; 2005 Museu Serralves, Porto, Spain; 2001 BAWAG Foundation, Vienna; 1998 Städtische Galerie, Nordhorn, Germany; 1993 Wiener Secession, Vienna; 1993 Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany; 1990 Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany; 1990 Nationalgalerie, Berlin; 1989 Musée départemental de Rochechouart, France; 1986 Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; 1982 Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; 1981 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main.
Selected museum collections: Albertina, Vienna; Generali Foundation, Salzburg, Austria; Krefelder Kunstmuseum, Krefeld, Germany; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum, New York.
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