In the framework of Vienna Art Week, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse will present a performance in the exhibition “With Small Worlds”, curated by Bernhard Rappold. I met with Bernhard in his studio in Vienna to talk about his approach to painting, music, and the aesthetic of instruments. Watch the video and check out the rehearsal with the experimental band TRUMATIC, who will perform tomorrow at WUK.
Friday Night Concerts at the Kunsthalle Exnergassse:
Eva Bodnar starts with her legendary lecture “Du Videot II”.
Teresa Rotschopf alias O, former Suzie on the Rocks and “Bunny Lake” singer is performing live at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, as well as one of the most influential Performance/Music Groups from Istanbul, called “Ha Za Vu Zu“. Furthermore the viennese bands “Wegwerfpizza“, including “Cut and Scrape”, and three heavy guitars, and the electro-noise band TRUMATIC, featuring Felix Leon Westner & Everett Glenn on Vocals and many self built instruments. DJ Nicolas Jasmin on Turntables.
Friday 21 November 2014, 7 pm
WITH SMALL WORDS
November 6, 2014 – December 20, 2014
TUE-FRI: 1 PM – 6 PM , SAT: 11 AM – 2 PM
LOCATION: Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Straße 59, Vienna
Drawing from David Thomas’ lecture “The Geography of Sound”, this exhibition project brings together artists from six different countries, including Éva Bodnár, Nuria Fuster, HA ZA VU ZU, Nicolas Jasmin, Santiago Morilla, O (Teresa Rotschopf), Bernhard Rappold, Franz Schubert, Felipe Talo, Carlos Vasconcelos, Brent Wadden, Felix Leon Westner, Das Wiener Jazzpanoptikum.
What they have in common is a preoccupation with sound and art, however the departure points for their approaches vary: Fine arts on the one hand, pop music on the other. It is no coincidence that art-lover David Thomas, singer of the band “Pere Ubu”, which he categorises as “avant-garage”, is the source of the idea for the exhibition. From Edison to Elvis, it was only a matter of time, and what these two had that Neil Armstrong, for example, didn’t can be best summarised with Thomas’ conclusion: “Big Events are best heralded with Small Words”.
Curated by Bernhard Rappold.
Bernhard Rappold’s hyper-inclusive painting encompasses handcraft and textiles, photography, video, music, and even guitar making. In his work he combines experience from artistic practice in his own studio, from fringe figures in the history of art (e.g. Michael Buthe, Paul Thek, Erwin Puls), and from a sidetrack of his work – music. The results are, among many other things, absurd textile objects that electrify with their “sound colorism”.