Kempten - In the next few weeks everything will revolve around the topic of time in the Kunsthalle in Kempten.
At the exhibition of the Federal Association of Visual Artists (BBK) Allgäu Schwaben-Süd, works by the Allgäu artist group Eigenart.21, founded in 1994, can be admired until the end of October.
Annette Hauser-Felberbaum, cultural representative of the city of Kempten, was delighted last Saturday evening to be able to open the art exhibition "Currently" in the presence of numerous guests after the long pandemic break. “Sure, one or the other was able to get a new perspective on time during Corona and even pause. Now we are confronted here with six different perspectives on the subject, ”said the city councilor in her address, referring to the six artists of the artist group Eigenart.21.
The three painters Elke Matthiesen-Streicher (Weitnau), Ingrid Kämmerle (Gailenberg) and Hildegard Simon (Hinterstein) as well as the two sculptors Elke Wieland (Immenstadt) and Ingrid Städeli (Zurich) and the sculptor Wolfgang Keßler ( Immenstadt) the topic of time in their very different ways.
“Above all, the restrictions of the last year and a half made it clear to us how much living cultural life is necessary. Man doesn't just live on bread alone. We also need food for the head and the senses, ”said Dr. Karin Haslinger, Chairwoman of the BBK Allgäu Schwaben-Süd, discussed the effects of the pandemic in her speech on the subject. "As different as the individual artists of the Eigenart.21 group work - everyone has their own style, individual techniques and subjects - they are united by a common concern, this time, the unanswered questions about topics and problems that life poses today, to transform it into art, to process it artistically and to make it visible on an abstract level, ”continues Haslinger. The exciting thing is not just the impressive result,but also the interaction between the works of art shown. “The plants react to each other and we are right in the middle. The special charm of this successful art show lies in the diversity of this exhibition and in the lively exchange about it. "
Until October 30th, art lovers can discover how Elke Wieland expresses her concern about irreversible climatic changes in her stone sculptures, how Elke Matthiesen-Streicher addresses the changing relationships and relationship patterns in Western culture, as Hildegard Simon takes up millions of years in her art how Ingrid Kämmerle works out the indeterminate, the fairytale-like timelessness in her paintings, how Ingrid Städeli understands time as an infinite oscillation and how Wolfgang Keßler lets his own life story flow into his sculptures - stone spinning tops with wooden elements. The Kunsthalle is currently open on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The opening was musically accompanied by the band Cantilena.
The repertoire of the group from Maierhöfen and the surrounding area ranged from Irish folk to Italian canzonis.
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