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George Antheil with Friedrich Kiesler with Hedy Lamarr with Fernand Léger with museum in progress with Otto Neurath with Charlotte Perriand with Franz Pomassl with Winfried Ritsch with Franz West ...

26.06.-20.10.2019


A project of Kunsthaus Graz, in cooperation with steirischer herbst ’19

Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow

Press tour: 26.06.2019, 11 am
Opening: 27.06.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 28.06.–20.10.2019

 

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Artist Peter Kogler, curator Katrin Bucher Trantow and artist Winfried Ritsch,
Artist Peter Kogler, curator Katrin Bucher Trantow and artist Winfried Ritsch,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


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Curator Katrin Bucher Trantow and artist Peter Kogler,
Curator Katrin Bucher Trantow and artist Peter Kogler,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


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Peter Kogler and Winfried Ritsch,
Peter Kogler and Winfried Ritsch,

in front of "Ballet Mécanique", Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


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Opening "Connected. Peter Kogler with ...", 2019,
Opening "Connected. Peter Kogler with ...", 2019,

f. l. t. r.: UMJ Director of Finance Alexia Getzinger, Artist Peter Kogler, Curator Katrin Bucher Trantow, Günter Riegler (City of Graz), Head of Kunsthaus Graz Barbara Steiner and Sandra Holasek (State of Styria), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


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Opening "Connected. Peter Kogler with ...", 2019,
Opening "Connected. Peter Kogler with ...", 2019,

f. l. t. r.: Ralph Schilcher (Edition Artelier Collection), Artist Peter Kogler and Petra Schilcher (Gallery Artelier Contemporary), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Connected04.jpg (1.56 MB)

From the 1920s on, artists such as the architect and activist Charlotte Perriand, painter and filmmaker Fernand Léger and musician George Antheil created a vision that defined the century, imagining an artistic and social synthesis in which art would become an instrument for shaping society and furthering progress. Since the 1980s, Peter Kogler has worked as a media artist between computer graphics, film, collage and architecture. Within the context of the digital influences on our everyday life today, his systematic consideration of the technological and reproducible image and the powerful influence of the media make him a natural successor, interpreter and ideal interlocutor of the generation of visionaries. Time and again Kogler’s works have defined places of transition in public space throughout Europe. At Graz railway station, for instance—where Léger is also supposed to have worked on a design concept approximately 70 years ago—two large murals by Kogler have transformed the station into an dynamic place of incubation since 2003 and 2011.

 

Works from a period of upheaval and change are now combined with new works for this exhibition. Iconic loans and archive materials by Léger and Perriand join George Antheil and Franz Pomassl’s compositions within a new immersive work by Kogler, together forming the experiential cosmos of a programmed visual space.  

 

Central to the exhibition is the reflection of Fernand Léger and George Antheil’s pioneering and revolutionary Ballet Mécanique. Still resonant today, this work—devised at the beginning of the 1920s by the artists Fernand Léger as visual composer, Dudley Murphy as camera man and George Antheil as composer—was the first Surrealist-Dadaist piece to link film montage and mechanical music. It sought, in Antheil’s words, “to warn the age in which I was living of the simultaneous beauty and danger of its own unconscious mechanistic philosophy, aesthetic.” The piece exerts a hypnotic effect: extremely rapid, mechanically precise rhythms alternate with attacks on the keys of the instrument and eerie silence.

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"Connected", detail,
"Connected", detail,

Peter Kogler, 2019


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"Connected",
"Connected",

Peter Kogler, 2019


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