THIS SPRING GERMAN ARTIST SILKE OTTO-KNAPP PRESENTS DUAL EXHIBITIONS IN VIENNA AND ON FOGO ISLAND.
Silke Otto-Knapp, Undine (detail). Photo: Marcus Leith. Courtesy of Greengrassi, London.
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP / CARL FREDRIK HILL. QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL (WIEN)
MARCH 12 – MAY 25, 2014
KUNSTHALLE WIEN KARLSPLATZ
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP — QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL (FOGO ISLAND)
APRIL 16 – AUGUST 31, 2014
FOGO ISLAND GALLERY
210 MAIN STREET, JOE BATT’S ARM
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
A0G 2X0, CANADA
Silke Otto-Knapp — Questions of Travel presents parallel exhibitions by the artist in two decidedly different locations: at the Kunsthalle Wien’s Karlsplatz pavilion in the center of Vienna and on Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada. For these exhibitions Otto-Knapp, a German native now based in Los Angeles, selects a group of paintings from the past three years. The artist makes her black and white monochromes by applying watercolour to primed canvas. Otto-Knapp combines motifs of landscape and decorative painting with a distinctive technique of layered and erased coats of paint to create works that are called by the LA Times as “visually elusive as quicksilver.”
In the exhibition Questions of Travel (Wien), Otto-Knapp’s paintings are placed alongside drawings by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Hill (1849–1911), who organised his works as a scenography of expressive self-interrogation based on the motif of the stage.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition is the catalogue Silke Otto-Knapp — Questions of Travel (2014), a co-production of Fogo Island Arts, Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press. The book features essays by Vanessa Joan Müller and Susan Morgan and Silke Otto-Knapp interviewed by Nicolaus Schafhausen.
The Fogo Island Inn is offering a special Questions of Travel (Fogo Island) guest package. For the opening days of the exhibition — April 16 through to 19, 2014 — guests have the opportunity to meet the artist in the presence of her work. Between April 20 and August 31, the exhibition package includes guided tours of Otto-Knapp’s exhibition and the acclaimed artist studios designed by Todd Saunders.
More information here: www.fogoislandinn.ca/fii/events/
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