Under the title “GAWINA & Other Experiments”, the Ludwig Museum presents three Künstlerhaus Edenkoben scholarship holders of 2019 and 2020: Gabriele Engelhardt, Wiebke Elzel, Nándor Angstenberger.
Speeches at the vernissage:
Dr. Katharina Popanda
Managing Director of the Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation for Culture
Artistic Director Künstlerhaus Edenkoben
Prof. Dr. Beate Reifenscheid
Director Ludwig Museum Koblenz
The artists will be present at the opening.
About the exhibition:
Each of the three scholarship holders has his/her own artistic and thematic focus: Gabriele Engelhardt’s photographs show sculptural mountains of material that deal with human intervention in nature. What appears to be a spatiotemporally coherent photograph is often a montage of image fragments. Wiebke Elzel reflects on the relationship between art, world events and the individual on the basis of a fictional artist of the Middle Ages through the media of text and photography. Nándor Angstenberger creates visionary living, life and landscape contexts out of plastic parts, polystyrene, cardboard and small-scale paper collages. He creates a barely localisable in-between world between retrospective quotation and free-floating utopia.
The name GAWINA consists of the first letters of the first names of the three artists and is reminiscent of the Dada art movement.
The Künstlerhaus Edenkoben of the Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation for Culture offers writers, translators and visual artists a temporary refuge for their projects. Located in the southern Palatinate, amidst vineyards and with a view of Hambach Castle, the historic building with its studios offers the opportunity to create something new, to continue what has been started or to develop concepts further. The lively exchange between the different disciplines opens up new perspectives.
Every two years, the scholarship holders are presented in a joint exhibition, now for the second time in the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz. The works show an insight into their current projects. In this year’s presentation, the four artists will show different facets of their work, which of their work, ranging from photography, film and installation to the search for traces.