Museumstraße 16, 4643 Pettenbach
The Scripture Museum Bartlhaus in Pettenbach shows in its first exhibition 2020 from June 27th to September 20th works by different calligraphers from Germany.
In her latest work, Gertrud Ziegelmeir deals with the corona crisis and its effects on every individual and society in general. The crisis has changed the way we all look at life, and the isolation has increased awareness of the value of interpersonal contacts and living community. Ziegelmeir summarizes the mood of the lockdown in the opposite pair apart and together, separately and together and experiments with these words in a variety of ways. The word apart written with distance suddenly takes on a completely different meaning: to be a part means to be part of something.
The ban on meeting caused a separation, which often made the value of the connection with others even clearer. Community and contact with each other have gained a completely new meaning in our lives because of their impossibility. Being separated also plays an important role in Ziegelmeir's work in the form of cutting paper. In this way, she cuts out letters and texts and designs openwork letters that are reminiscent of textile structures. These paper cuts range from small miniatures to wall-filling lettering.
Ziegelmeir works in a classic analogue way with a brush, pen and cutting knife, but also digitally with a computer, tablet and plotter, a special printer that can also cut. Sometimes she combines both ways of working or uses digital sketches as the basis for analog calligraphy. In addition to the works from the Corona period, Ziegelmeir also shows works from her current annual calendar 2020 and from the Passion series, which deals with the artist's passion for her art form.
In the gallery, the lettera group, together with Benno Aumann, is showing 61 typefaces for Rudy Vandercruysse's poems under the title Craquelé. The poems pay homage to the writer and publicist Roger Willemsen, who died in 2016 at the age of 61. Each poem represents one of its life years, the last poem is incomplete as a symbol for the uncompleted 61st year. The contents of the poems are based on two books by Willemsen Momentum and Der Knacks. The poet Vanderdruysse condensed the short stories into three-line haikus, a Japanese poem form with strict order.
Like the collection of poems, the exhibition is entitled Craquelé. This French word literally means cracked, cracked and denotes cracks and cracks that appear as an aging process, for example in paintings or painted surfaces. Like the wrinkles on a person's face, craquelé provides information about his life. These poems served as the basis for their scripted implementation. The participants agreed on the shape of the square in size 30x30 cm for the paper and a reduction of the color to black, white and gray. This uniformity of formal means forms the link between the works, in which the individuality of the artistic approach and the personal style of the line are expressed even more clearly.
Antje Glashagen-Stuck writes pictorial representations in which letters form dragonfly wings and petals. Anja Lüdtke creates expressive characters with strong accents. Birgit Nass highlights some text parts by size differences. Eveline Petersen-Gröger creates almost figurative typefaces through which letters travel. Ursula Schröder-Höch works expressively in terms of gestures and leaves empty spaces where there is talk of emptiness. Jasna Wittmann complements her characters with painted shapes and shades, Frank Fath adapts the shape of his work to the content and changes from linear austerity to poetic fragrance mist. Benno Aumann creates strong tensions through energetic gestural lines.
Text by Angelika Doppelbauer
Exhibition duration from June 27 to September 20, 2020
Opening times: May - October Sat: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun / Fei: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and by prior appointment: Mr. Ing. Kahr 0664 92 54 794
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