Monday, September 27, 2010

Beate Engl: "every sound alarms"

Beate Engl

"every sound alarms"

Opening Friday, Oct 1, 2010 6:30 pm onwards

Short Lecture at
7:00 pm

Performance with students from CKP 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm

Open Until Oct 5, 10:30pm to 7pm
@ 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery
#1, Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore - 560 027

Every sound alarms
In the framework of a residency supported by Goethe Institut Bangalore the German artist Beate Engl is staying and working at 1.Shanthi Road Studio / Residency for six weeks. On October 1st her works will be presented to the public in a solo show“every sound alarms

Beate Engl’s approach towards sculpture and installation is conceptual and based on audio and text. For her expanded sculptural process the analysis of the site, in which the sculpture is installed, with its formal, social and political conditions is of great importance. Spaces are systems with certain rules and correlations. The analysis of these circumstances is necessary for her artistic practice and she develops her works along this process.

The focus for her residency in Bangalore is the exploration of sound and its meaning, a rich field of research in a globalized city with a noisescape that differs strongly from the artist’s home city and offers her inspiring insights into the local culture.

As part of the residency Beate Engl gave a workshop on “art and audio” at the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath and involved the students in a collaborative work that will be performed at the opening.

Participating Students
from the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath:

Aditi Kowshik, Anand Kumar, Anish Joseph, Deepak (Sachin) D.L., Manju M. Das, Navya A., Padhma Priya S., Pratibha Nambiar, Soujanya Shivanna, Vahid Karimpour, Venkatesh K. N., Yamini Pallem
Beate Engl (*1973, Regen, Germany) studied Fine Art / Sculpture at Munich Art Academy, Bauhaus University Weimar and the School of the Arts Institute Chicago. Besides teaching, working as a curator or in collaboration with artists and art historians ("Galerie Goldankauf” 1999-2001; "The Domain of the Great Bear” at kunstraum munich 2006/2007) her artistic practice developed towards site-specific installations with a focus on text and audio ("Betaversion 2.0”, Hall 14 / Federkiel Foundation, Leipzig, 2004; "Und die wei├če Zelle schwebt weiter...” ["And the white cube keeps floating…”], Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2005; "Mad as hell", Ortstermine Munich, 2006). Her critical approach towards public space and globalized art market is also expressed in her publications: In "Space is a place. Handbuch und Standortrecherche”, 2005 [Handbook and site research], she ironically claims outer space as a possible site for the expanded art world and in “The blob – nothing can stop it!“, 2008 she pictures a horror scenario of a sculptural mass that got beyond control.

The artist lives and works in Munich / Germany

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