New Viewings #5

Curated by Thibaut de Ruyter

New Viewings \ Heike Gallmeier

Marie Rief

Marie Rief draws architectural elements of an obvious banality: a plastic window, a standard door handle, a fluorescent tube.

The different bits of drawings made on several pieces of tracing paper, are assembled and superimposed, laid onto photographic paper and then open light imprints a unique composition.

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #5 \ Heike Gallmeier
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #5 \ Heike Gallmeier
New Viewings \ Heike Gallmeier

Barbara Breitenfellner

Barbara Breitenfellner, * 1969 in Kufstein,
lives and works in Berlin

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In her installations and collages, Barbara Breitenfellner relates to the art world and spaces as they appear in dreams and translates them into visual material.

She works around distortion and metamorphosis as we experience them in our nocturnal activities. For this exhibition she composed new collages inspired by Lucier using a modern chair, an anechoic chamber, a distant human presence.

Farhad Farzaliyev

Farhad Farzaliyev, *1989 in Baku, Azerbaijan,
lives and works in Baku

Farhad Farzaliyev is a sound artist who merges traditional culture, popular aesthetics and contemporary music to comment on his own geopolitical situation in a country from the former Soviet Union.

As a child he, like Lucier during the recording of I am Sitting in a Room, had a speech impediment and did some exercises to improve his pronunciation. They are the source of his participation in this exhibition.

New Viewings \ Heike Gallmeier

Heike Gallmeier

Heike Gallmeier builds and constructs spaces in her studio which she then photographs.

The construction (installation) is made to be shot from a specific point of view and often creates optic illusions like the forced perspective in the Galleria Spada by Borromini. Her installation in the virtual Gallery Barbara Thumm, fragmented and colourful, recomposes the room and is not even afraid to open a window in the White Cube.

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ New Viewings #5 \ Heike Gallmeier