Norbert Bisky.- Riots
18/Sep/2014 - 08/Nov/2014
Riots is the second individual exhibition of NORBERT BISKY in Espacio Minimo Gallery and shows new canvases and works on paper related to the recent phenomena of unrests and rioting in a site-specific installation.
The show will combine painting and installation. The focus of the paintings is on the aesthetics of violent groups, the pattern of demonstrating masses, and lonely “heroes”.
Bisky does not take a side in political conflicts but instead researches the aesthetics and fascinations with rebelling groups and their traditional between historical paintings (Goya) and more recent posts and selfies in social media.
The center of the exhibition is a huge portrait of an unknown rioter that questions our fascination with heroes and is combined with an installation that reflects the traces left behind by riots.
The artist shifts the focus away from the content and onto the abstract elements and formal qualities of the paintings.
NORBERT BISKY (Leipzig, Alemania1970), studied Art in the University of Berlín with George Baselitz (1994-99) and in the Salzburg Summer Academy with Jim Dine (1994-95). In 1995 studied in Spain, in the Facultad of Bellas Artes of Complutense Univesity of Madrid like an Erasmus student. He completed his training with a Master Student with Georg Baselitz in UK, Berlin and with and a grant in the Foundation Künstlerdorf Schöppingen in Germany.
He has had solo exhibitions in prominent galleries of art (Crone of Berlín, Cokkie Snoei of Rotterdam, Daniel Templon in París o Leo Koenig in New York…) and museums and public collections (Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania, Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, Germany, Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Kunstverein Gütersloh, Germany, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt Oder…) and has participated in prominent exhibitions (Paperworlds, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany 2014, Utopie Picturale 2, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland 2014, Utopie Picturale, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland 2013 I am a Berliner, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 2012, Flying, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2012, Halleluhwah! Hommage à CAN, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2011, Ars Apocalipsis, Kunstverein Gütersloh, Germany 2011Alles Kannibalen, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany 2011, ausgeträumt, Kunstverein Markdorf, Germany 2011, tous cannibales, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France 2011, Blicke und Gesten, Museum Junge Kunst Frankfurt Oder, Alemania 2011 PORTFOLIO BERLIN 01, Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany 2010, Blickkontakte, Anhaltinische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Germany 2010,Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany 2009, Schickeria – High Society, BDA-Ausstellungsraum, Braunschweig, Germany 2009, Standpunkte II, Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany 2009, Friktion och Konflikt, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden 2008, Liverpool Biennial 2006, Bejing Biennial 2005, European Painting Award 2005, Frissiras Museum, Atenas, Busan Biennial 2004, Corea, Seascapes in confrontation, PMMK Museum for Modern Art, Ostende,Belgium, Berlin-Moscow, Moscow-Berlin 1950.2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Man in the Middle, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany, 2003…).
His work is represented in museums and public and privates collections, like: Museum Ludwig de Colonia (Germany), MOMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York (USA), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, (Corea), Frissiras Museum Athens, Atenas (Greece), Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, (Germany), Museum Junge Kunst Frankfurt Oder, (Germany), Ellipse Foundation, (Portugal), Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt a. Main, (Germany), Le FNAC Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, (France), Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, (USA)…
At this moment Kunsthalle Rostock is preparing the biggest exhibition of his work for the next November till February of 2015.