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Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger: Power Sources

Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger: Power Sources
Library Shelf Location 18.STEI
Publication Date 2012
Description This exhibition is the largest exhibition in the history of the Swiss contemporary artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger, known for the series of dynamic site specific installations. Since 1997, Gerda and Jorg have been working together and presented wide range of works including installation, collage, photograph, painting and sculpture. Among them, site specific installation, which is created in accordance to the specific space, is well known. It often reveals the invisible and unknown cultural significance of the exhibiting site by the artists actually living there and communicating with local people during the creating process. The installation usually holds poetic ambiguity which is always full of ideas how our world can be. Gerda and Jorg have strong interests in human activities, mysteries and wonders of life, relationships between body and mind and the surrounding environment. Those interests are reflected to their creations in the forms of various dimensions that the work retains; cultural, psychological, scientific, biological and social. It enables viewers to relate and to interpret in any way they like. Also beds and chairs in the installations help visitors to enjoy seeing, staying, and being a part of it comfortably, and suggest to experience with senses. At Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art gallery, Gerda and Jorg will present both their latest and past works created from 1998, which was previously only introduced fragmentarily in Japan. It includes new and never-before-seen works. They will stay in Mito for more than one month and explore the very current environmental and social situations after the massive earthquake on 3.11 and create the latest installations under the theme ‘Power Sources.’ It is not only about bringing the world into shape, but making the latest Japan cultural map in epitome by revealing the social and cultural phenomenon which is not visible to people inside. During this exhibition period, we will have one year memorial from the earthquake. Showcasing a panoramic view on the artists’ over 10 year history and their latest activities, this exhibition will be the power source to each and every one of the viewers.
ISBN 9784943825982
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Editor Sayako Kadowaki
Format Paperback
Publisher Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito
Related Artist Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger
Category Installation
Keywords Nature, Natural History, Natural forms
Artist's Nationality Swiss
Language English

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