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Franz Ehmann

Words that changed the world and influenced the weather

 

2013

Newspapers, colour, packing tape, bicycle

Thematically this Installation is headed by luxury and ephemerality and highlights inherent ideological distinctions of having too much and having not much at all.

 

As a counter argument it tries to dissolve the tyranny of choice between luxury and ephemerality, though whose world is not ruptured by the “big decisions”.

 

By many ways, global and local, communication through the optics of art defines a pleasure principal precisely derived from luxury as ephemerality and ephemerality as luxury.

 

A gesture of grace can open the debate and render any one of these dichotomies as essential elements to further art for the 21st century.

 

For better or worse, we all live in a specific bubble of communication foam, where language itself looses its currency and enters the territory of burned out meaning.

 

 

 

Fotos oben: Susanne Hesping

News Sculpture

 

2013

Performance and newspaper

*1963, lebt und arbeitet in Brisbane, Australien

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Australia Council fort he Arts

Published – Speaking the world into existence

Australia Council fort he Arts

Published - Heterostrophic

Published – Open Panorama

Arts Queensland Grant

Published – Soapbox – Installation practices and artists

Published – The blue room of humanity

Selected exhibitions

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2012

 

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Biennale der Künstler, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

Words that changed the world and influenced the weather, FOE 156, Munich, Germany and

SGAR, Brisbane, Australia

There where you are not, Factory49, Sydney, Australia

Songs that changed the world and influenced the weather, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.

Fourteen, Factory49, Sydney

Cheap philosophies, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK

Yes we can, Lisi Hämmerle Galerie, Bregenz, Austria

Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria

Relentless (without beginning nor end), BBK Galerie, Augsburg, Germany

Maximum acceleration, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Aftermath, Artspace Sydney, artist residency and exhibition, Sydney

Maximum acceleration, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

ARC Biennial, Queensland University Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

Questioning the questions of this world, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Questioning the questions of this world, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

Speaking the world into existence, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Speaking the world into existence, Artspace Mackay, Mackay Qld, Australia