Philipp Messner's solo exhibitiobn at the Prediger Museum and Gallery Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Philipp Messner: eating harmony
June 20 – August 22, 2021
Prediger Museum and Gallery Schwäbisch Gmünd
The emergence of artificiality, technical interventions in nature and the effects of the virtual are the themes which Philipp Messner (b. 1975 in Bolzano, IT) examines with a sharpened gaze. Through simple shifts and reinterpretations of the material, he challenges our visual habits and pointedly questions our perception. Especially for the Gmünd exhibition, Philipp Messner has further developed the laboratory-like spatial installation erosions (2020), which is built up from tongue-like objects, tubes and liquids. Together with the newly created large sculpture entitled Globo and drawings shown for the first time, the exhibition illuminates the artist’s multi-layered language.
Pluralism of reality and post-factuality, climate and environment, material and consistencies as well as dissolving solidities form the web of ideas the works, which deal with different aggregate states of physicality. The ambiguity inherent in the works appears as a metaphor for a world in which the human being dwells integrally – with all its intrusions and encroachments. In eating harmony, a disentangling narrative of fluids, tactility and “autonomy” emerges.