Düsseldorf. Visiting art fairs is exciting. At least in the beginning. Then, at some stage, it starts to become tiring because one can feel one’s concentration going. Many good art work is then simply missed, unless ….
Stop! Put on the brakes. A work of art or an entire presentation unfold a presence from which one cannot escape.
This happened in Vienna, during the presentation of works by Tamara K.E. at last year’s viennacontemporary. What happened? Large-format, Manga-like paintings on foil, some hanging on the wall, some leaning against it, in aluminium frames, one in front of the other. Then there is an indefinable sculpture, lying on the floor, attached by ropes, and finally this painting of the red-haired twins, holding hands. I was completely bowled over...
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Foto: Markus Schwer