Gehard Demetz. Contenitore

GEHARD DEMETZ. CONTENITORE

»The sculptures by the Italian artist Gehard Demetz generally depict children, who confront the viewer as small adults. They consciously irritate and provoke the beholder, all the while remaining distanced and unapproachable, as though they were retreating into a small »big world« of their own, within which they playfully explore all that matters to grown-ups. They examine everything very carefully, scrutinize adult motivations and tend to take a critical view of world affairs. They play with fire, probing the boundaries of their own power. They walk a fine line between being a child and becoming an adult, between unconscious action and conscious behaviour, between playful innocence and painful awakening.«
(Kirsten Nordahl, »Little Big Creatures: they never look at you ‒ they watch you«, in: Gehard Demetz. Contenitore, Düsseldorf, 2011)



Artist: Gehard Demetz
Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
Text: Gesine Borcherdt, Kirsten Nordahl
Design: Beck & Eggeling (Antonia Eggeling)


English, German
Hardcover, 28,5 x 22 cm
56 pages, 28 illustrations


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Available works of the artist

Gehard Demetz, Senza titolo, 2017, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Senza titolo, 2017, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Für Euch, 2018, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Für Euch, 2018, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, o. T., 2017, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, o. T., 2017, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Objekt 5, 2012, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Objekt 5, 2012, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Debt to My Mother, 2013, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Conversant breath, 2015, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Divinum Drone, 2015, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Untitled, 2016, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Restoring my blisses, 2015, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Iron for gold, 2016, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, Figli d’anima, 2016, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Gehard Demetz, My Spirits are Becoming Quieter, 2013, © Gehard Demetz + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Associated exhibition

Gehard Demetz. Contenitore

Gehard Demetz. Contenitore

Dusseldorf / 10 September – 29 October 2011

In his first solo exhibition at Beck & Eggeling's he concentrates on questioning the frequently contradictory cultural values which characterise contemporary society. How specific values are purs...

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