81st Autumn Exhbition of Lower Saxon Artists

Perspektiven 81st Autumn Exhbition of Lower Saxon Artists
Kunstverein Hannover

Astrid Brandt, Bettina Cohnen, Maja Clas, Kyungwoo Chun, Carola Deye, Thomas Dillmann, Anne Andrea Ehrlich, Thomas Ganzenmüller, Andreas Gehlen, Rolf Gesing, Christoph Girardet, Oliver Godow, Anna Gollwitzer, Carsten Greife, Anette Haas, Hlynur Hallsson, Johannes Heidenpeter, Ulrike Hirsch, Juliane Jüttner, Michael Kaul, Manfred Kirschner, Pascale Komarnicki, Ralph Kull, Hannes Malte Mahler, Bjørn Melhus, Kirsten Mosel, Julia Ostertag, Olav Raschke, Peter Redeker, Frank Rosenthal, Julia Schmid, Antje Schiffers, Christine Schulz, Rainer Splitt, Rüdiger Stanko, Alexander Steig, Franziska Stünkel, Prof. Timm Ulrichs, Matten Vogel, Richard Wake, Frank Werner, Susanne Winterling, Jürgen Witte, Ellen Wolff

The "Herbstausstellung" (Fall Exhibition) of the Kunstverein Hannover offers an overview of the current art scene in Lower Saxony. It was accompanied by solo presentations of works by the winners of the Kunstverein Prize 2002-2004, Antje Schiffers (born 1967) und Thomas Ganzenmüller (born 1966). A special presentation was devoted to the winner of the Stadtsparkasse Art Prize 2002, Rüdiger Stanko.

Stanko studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig under Lienhard von Monkiewitsch and Ben Willikens, and is primarily known for his seeming abstract, colorful "striped pictures". Along with a documentation of his earlier painted works, the Kunstverein also showed computer generated "portrait photographs" of the artist's studio colleagues based on life-sized photographs. The color values of the vertical bands cut through the scanned portrait are then reapplied, sometimes reworked, horizontally as a color profile that can seen as both abstract and figurative. Schiffers: da wo ich war (There, where I was), 2001, mixed media. Antje Schiffers studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and the TU in Braunschweig and was a master student at the HBK Braunschweig in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, she had a DAAD Stipendium in Mexico. She showed a multi-part wall piece "da wo ich war" (there, where I was) in the Kunstverein, which refers back to her stay in Mexico 1997/99. The artist describes her works, which are made up of several media including black and white photography, texts, drawings and video, as a story that makes a multifaceted access to reality possible.

Thomas Ganzenmüller studied at the Fachhochschule Hannover Bildende Kunst and was in the master class of Prof. Peter Redeker. In the course of an Erasmus fellowship and as a guest student between 1996-2000, he studied for several semesters at the Kundliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm. Ganzenmüller investigates existing relationships and constellations, for example between family members, travel routes and death probabilities, and puts these varied observations into relation with each other. In this way, complex systems are produced that can be undertaken in various media. The Stadtsparkasse Hannover has awarded its 10,000 Euro prize since 1984 and is intended either as a recognition of the entire oeuvre of an artists from the Hannover or to assist artists, whose works have already achieved wide-spread recognition, but is still in a developing stage. While the exhibition "Lokalzeit/Local Time" encompassed six venues throughout Lower Saxony in 1999, the Kunstverein concentrated the activities of the PERSPEKTIVE Fall Exhibition in Hannover. Two further venues were involved, the city-run KUBUS gallery and the privately run Kesselhaus, increasing the available space and enlarging the programmatic spectrum of the Kunstverein.