Astrid Nippoldt, Hansjoerg Dobliar: It’s always night, or we wouldn’t need light

Cat. Villa Merkel Esslingen

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Andreas Baur
texts (German/English) by Andreas Baur, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Doris Krystof and Johannes Meinhardt

64 p with 45 coloured illustrations
285 x 170 mm, softcover

ISBN 978-3-940953-37-7

19,80 €

Welcome to the dark side …

The joint presentation of Astrid Nippoldt’s films accompanied by painted installations by Hansjoerg Dobliar at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen showcases two eminently complimentary positions that – following in the footsteps of Romantic traditions – call into question the boundaries of the visual image’s rational disposability. Hansjoerg Dobliar, for his part, harnesses his large overpaintings of magazine photographs in colourfully gloomy constructions to form thus the effect of cosmic space with these seemingly crystalline structures, whereas Astrid Nippoldt uses witty detail to channel spatial scenarios dealing with meaning and power into an unstable state, in which the absurdity of existence is systematically reflected. Including several photographs of the installations, this book has been conceived with these characteristic spatial effects in mind.

Villa Merkel Städtische Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, 28/6–16/8/20009