Abstraction in Action Miguel Rothschild: XXI. Rohkunstbau – Apokalypse https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/miguel-rothschild-xxi-rohkunstbau-apokalypse/


Artist: Miguel Rothschild

XXI. Rohkunstbau – Apokalypse
June 21 – September 6, 2015
Roskow castle
Postdam-Mittlemark, Germany

This year marks the twenty-first edition of the Rohkunstbau exhibition. Themed apocalypse  and set against the historic backdrop of Schloss Roskow in the District of Potsdam-Mittelmark, the exhibition presents nine artists and an artist duo from eight nations.

The notion of transition serves as the focus of the examination of apocalypse. Every end brings a new beginning. This choice of theme for the XXI. Rohkunstbau is loosely tied to Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. But instead of being an exact interpretation of Götterdämmerung, the fourth and final part of the Ring, the exhibition draws on Wagner’s notion of an end and subsequent beginning. Wagner has served as inspiration for Rohkunstbau’s exhibition since 2011. In previous exhibitions artists have been invited to address themes of Power (2011), Morals (2013), and Revolution (2014), now followed by Apocalypse for 2015.

August 19, 2015 Miguel Rothschild: Book presentation https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/miguel-rothschild-book-presentation/


Artist: Miguel Rothschild

Book presentation
May 1, 2015
Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery
Belin, Germany

On this occasion, the artist will present his new book, which is published by Hatje Cantz Verlag and show some of his work along with it.

May 5, 2015 Miguel Rothschild: Buenos Aires https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/miguel-rothschild-buenos-aires/


Artist: Miguel Rothschild

Buenos Aires
October 18 – December 20, 2014
Kuckei + Kuckei
Berlin, Germany

The fragments of our happiness: this could have also been the title of our exhibition Buenos Aires. At Kuckei + Kuckei, the Argentinian artist Miguel Rothschild, who lives in Berlin, is charting his home town anew. In so doing, he is challenging – with every step – conventional demarcation lines and, not least, those between reality and fiction.

For his Atrapasueños series (English: Dream Catcher), the artist photographed telephone lines and electric cables in one of the slums. Their course is reproduced precisely on smashed shatterproof glass. Two centimetres separate the glass and the photo from one another: in this empty interstice, any questions that arise are allowed to remain open.

It is as if Klotho, Lachesis and Atropos were spinning their threads above the city on the Río de la Plata and deciding their fate anew with every day that passes, Rothschild presents a photo – Parzen über Buenos Aires, which explodes the frame and metamorphoses into an installation – by means of cords that replace extension cables and reach to the end of the exhibition wall.

The work entitled Memento mori. Work in progress is subject in a very special way to the principle of die and become. The photograph shows a harp, a shabby-looking shop sign overrun by rust; it bears the inscription Creaciones and dates from 1963, the year the artist was born. As soon as a visitor approaches the work, two extremely powerful spotlights are activated by motion sensors. In the course of time, this light will change the artwork, which has, from the very start, devoted itself to disappearing. It becomes paler, whiter, more translucent and consequently clear to every one of us that it is full of life.

María Cecilia Barbetta

October 22, 2014 Miguel Rothschild https://abstractioninaction.com/artists/miguel-rothschild/

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