OPENING November 12, 2021, 6- 9pm
ARTIST TALK with editor Christian Ganzenberg and contributor Lydia Korndörfer at 7pm
SUNDAY BRUNCH November 14, 2021, 11am– 2pm
EXHIBITION November 13, 2021 – January 21, 2022
NOVEMBER 2021 – The monograph “GLAUER” by Marius Glauer is published by Hatje Cantz Publishing, edited by curator Christian Ganzenberg. With over a hundred photographs, it gives a profound insight into the artist’s experimental creative work and for the first time presents a comprehensive collection of his creations of the last decade. Pointed texts contributed by Diandra Donecker (Villa Grisebach, Berlin), Lydia Korndörfer (Kunstverein Arnsberg), artist Josephine Pryde and author Simon Elson examine Glauer’s works in a social and art-historical discourse.
The artist’s conceptual focus lies in the liminal space between photography and sculpture in contemporary art. With his sculptural-based photography, he covers the entire material and discursive spectrum of what can be considered photography today. In his assemblages, factory-made materials, flowers or objets trouvés are transformed in performative, sculptural experimental arrangements into hyperreal illusory worlds and sculptural still lifes. Only photography is able to capture these constellations and states.
Glauer’s images manifest mainly in large-format photographs and extensive installations which are reunited as reproductions in this book, much like in an exhibition. 14 chapters retrace his evolution over the last ten years. The titles of these creative phases are already present on the cover, can be read as lyrical text, and reference intersections of autobiographical influences and abstract photography. This is further discussed in Glauer’s conversation with Diandra Donecker and the exhibition review of author Simon Elson.
With regards to his creative work, the artist himself says, “In the discourse of contemporary art, I as a photographer am always in pursuit of a new image. The aim is to find a new radical design language through photography. And I’m only able to find this by venturing into the abstract. But I cannot completely leave out objects; they reappear like a submerged island. My works oscillate in the sphere between hard reality and romantic fiction.”
About the artist
Marius Glauer, born 1983 in Oslo, Norway, is a German-Norwegian artist. He studied art at Parsons School of Art and Design in New York and at Berlin University of the Arts where he graduated as master-class student of Josephine Pryde. As co-founder of producer gallery Heit Berlin, he acted as participating artist and curator between 2010 and 2017 in over 30 exhibitions. He lives and works in Berlin and Oslo.
International appearance in institutes and exhibitions: Martina Tauber Fine Art (München), Galerie Barbara Thumm (Berlin), Daimler Contemporary (Berlin), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Alexander Levy Galerie (Berlin), Villa Arson (Nice) and AddsDonna (Chicago).
Works of art in private and institutional collections e.g.: Daimler Art Collection (Berlin/Stuttgart), Collection Augstein and Donna MacMillan (USA)
November 12, 2021 - January 21, 2022
Martina Tauber FINE ART, MUNICH