Rudolf Stingel -

RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, 2012, electroformed copper, plated nickel and gold, 94 1/2 × 94 1/2 inches (240 × 240 cm). Photo by Alessandro Zambianchi.

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Opening reception: Thursday, March 12th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Gagosian Hong Kong is pleased to present recent paintings by Rudolf Stingel. This will be his first major exhibition in Asia.

Over the past twenty years, Stingel has examined the nature of memory while expanding the scope and definition of painting. Echoing Albrecht Dürer’s Painter’s Manual of the sixteenth century, he produced Instructions in 1989, a booklet illustrating how to create a Rudolf Stingel painting, which anticipated an ongoing investigation into the relationship between artist and artwork. Central to his oeuvre is his palpable rendering of the passage of time, together with his efforts to expand the vocabulary of painting: from the tulle abstract silver paintings of the 1990s to the floor and wall carpet installations; from the melancholic self-portraits to the vast golden canvases that bear the traces of time and action in the studio.

Stingel's recent panel paintings are a new form of opulent abstraction born out of humble materials and banal gestures. The current works derive from his environmental installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Whitney Museum in New York in 2007. In each of these participatory works, he transformed the exhibition space by covering the walls in a layer of reflective aluminum-faced Celotex (among the first Celotex installations were those presented at the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento in 2001 and the Venice Biennale in 2003). Viewers could scratch, write, and mark the pristine surface at will, their individual traces accumulating into a mass of anonymous marks. Casting and plating large sections of the graffiti-covered insulation panels, Stingel has produced sumptuous works that memorialize the effects of time. The works in the current exhibition are selected fragments of the inscribed walls cast in copper using a procedure that captures even the most faint surface detail. The cast base is then electroplated with gold, an alchemical transformation that imbues common graffiti with a new, anonymous, and eternal abstract beauty.

Rudolf Stingel was born in 1956 in Merano, Italy. Major solo exhibitions include Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (2001); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2004); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007, traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010); Wiener Secession (2012); and Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2013–14). His work was included in the Biennale di Venezia (1993, 2003); “Day for Night: Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); “Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2008); “Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection,” Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2009); and “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” New Museum, New York (2013).

Stingel lives and works in New York City and Merano, Italy.

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開幕酒會: 3月 12 日(星期四)晚間 6 時到 8 時

香港高古軒畫廊欣然呈獻魯道夫•斯丁格爾(Rudolf Stingel)首個亞洲重要作品展,展出藝術家的精彩近作。

過去二十年,魯道夫‧斯丁格爾不斷探索記憶的本質,同時以規模驚人的作品,為繪畫寫下新的定義。他於1989年推出小冊子《Instructions》,解釋如何創作充滿其個人風格的作品,以不斷審視藝術家與作品之間的關係,呼應丟勒(Albrecht Dürer)於十六世紀創作的《Painter’s Manual》。斯丁格爾希望透過作品重現時間的推移,亦致力於為繪畫賦予新的涵義,因此於九十年代創作出銀色薄紗抽象畫,也有覆蓋地板及牆壁的掛毯藝術裝置、憂鬱的自畫像,以及展現創作時間與過程痕跡的巨型金色畫作。


魯道夫•斯丁格爾 1956年生於意大利梅拉諾。重要個展包括意大利特倫托現代及當代藝術博物館(2001年);法蘭克福現代藝術館(2004年);愛丁堡Inverleith House(2006年);芝加哥當代藝術博物館(2007年,並巡展至紐約惠特尼美國藝術博物館);柏林新國家藝廊(2010年);維也納分離派展覽館(2012年);以及威尼斯格拉西宮(2013–14年)。他的作品亦於多地參與展出:威尼斯雙年展(1993年,2003年);紐約惠特尼美國藝術博物館「日光夜景:惠特尼雙年展」(2006年);匹茲堡卡內基美術館「火星生命:第55屆卡內基國際展」(2008年);威尼斯關稅美術館及格拉西宮「繪製工作室:弗朗索瓦•皮諾收藏的藝術家」(2009年);以及紐約新美術館「NYC 1993:Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star」(2013年)。


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