BETTY BÖHM | SELKET CHLUPKA | THERESA SCHUBERT | ATTILIO TONO
The title of the exhibition pilote : milieu is based on the discussions about multiple environmental concepts that have been taking place since the beginning of the 20th century in various scientific disciplines. Not only in biology, sociology, and psychology but also in the field of art, decisive questions have been asked and responses generated. Specific terms such as environment, medium, milieu or situation are ubiquitous.
Thus, it is increasingly becoming the case that individual disciplines of science and art merge with one another and examine their adaptability - voluntarily or compulsorily. Intensive, provocative and / or inspiring connections emerge that stimulate new nuances of thinking about the environment and habitat. Some impressive positions are presented in the exhibition. A milieu is generally designated as the totality of natural and social conditions of living: it includes all factors that affect, change or create an environment for a living being or a society.
Within pilote:milieu the artists explore by various formal approaches the spatial environments and encounters which are taking place in them. Natural and artificial environments, territories, different materials, and the space-time-delimitation that determines them play an elementary role in the artworks shown. Partly they refer to current political affairs of our society. The exhibition creates its own milieu, a situation of encounter for the visitor to explore.
An absolute novelty shown in this exhibition is the collaboration between the artists Theresa Schubert and Attilio Tono. The first joint work is a "living" sculpture in which organic and inorganic substances meet and evolve. It will be shown for the first time and exclusively in this exhibition and will indulge in its natural transformation process.
Betty Böhm (*1979; State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, DE): In her work the artist explores the characteristics of space, places and territories as well as their social and psychological impact on humans. Of particular interest are at prevailing places stored impressions of lasting effect - in sense energetic imprints of social milieus, which are able to sink in the collective consciousness. The works displayed at CLB are significantly influenced by the omnipresent migration crisis as well as the repression and marginalization of certain ethnic groups and the hence arising psychological echo. // Photography, video, sound
Selket Chlupka (*1981; State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, DE): the artist pictures intuitive perceptual processes in her spatial installations. They originate in the conflict with one’s own existence in relation to the environment. The intrinsic experience of that conflict can be perceived consistently in her work. Her work “Body of Art” at CLB continues from her previous installation „la source (all ends with beginnings)“. // Multi-media installation, objects, photography
Theresa Schubert (*1981; Bauhaus University Weimar, DE): A key aspect of Schubert’s work is her research-based and experimental approach that is situated between art, biology and new media. In her works she treats nature's phenomena not only as inspiration but also as a material and critical process. In the exhibition she will show amongst other part of her recent project “The forestal Psyche“ in which the artist has dedicated herself to the forest as a poetic metaphor and space of scientific enquiry with its diverse milieus. // Video work, photography, performance
Attilio Tono (*1976; Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Italy): the artist works mainly with traditional, natural sculpture materials as marble and plaster. Referring to the connection between object, form and space, the artist uses the particularity and strength of these natural raw materials: he creates symbiotic moments by adding additional natural products such as red wine, beeswax or olive oil. Hereby the artwork gradually changes within that confrontation and loses unavoidably its original strict geometric shape. // Sculpture, drawing
Curator tours: Sundays, December 10 + 17, 2017, 3pm