John Murphy, Show Your Wound, TEFAF Curated, Maastricht, 11-20 mars

TEFAF

La galerie Nadja Vilenne a le plaisir de vous annoncer sa participation à la TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht, dans la section TEFAF curated, du 11 au 20 mars

TEFAF curated est une récente initiative de la célèbre foire d’art néerlandaise, une ouverture sur l’art contemporain, via une exposition collective commissionnée. Confiée cette année au curateur indépendant et écrivain Mark Kremer, TEFAF Curated prend appui sur un héritage, celui d’une oeuvre célèbre de Joseph Beuys : « Zeige deine Wunde » (Show your Wound) conçue à Munich en 1974-1975. 7 galeries d’art ont été invitées à proposer un solo d’artiste en relation avec cette installation de Joseph Beuys qui, de façon envoûtante et sur un rythme binaire, explore les thèmes de la mort, de la finitude de l’existence, de la blessure et de la guérison.

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys, zeige deine Wunde (show your wound), 1974/75. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München

Show Your Wound is a curated presentation that complements TEFAF Modern. The title is a reference to a sculptural work presented by Joseph Beuys in an underground passageway in Munich in 1974-5. The installation will show the work of artists that continue to explore and give expression to the ideas death, decay, dispossession and a sense of trauma (the wound) as suggested in Beuys’ original work. These concepts continue to have relevance for younger generations of artists working all over the world. Mark Kremer will make a selection of artists and invite their representing galleries to showcase their works at TEFAF. All objects will be, as are the rest of the objects at the fair, for sale. The exhibition and coinciding publication aims to create awareness of this work and of the resonance of Beuys’ artistic legacy.
TEFAF is known for providing a forum where historical crossovers can be made and discovered. The exhibition aims to show works by living artists that have not previously been shown at the fair but nevertheless have an art historical connection with works that are currently exhibited. The wound is a familiar motif throughout European art history and plays a significant part in our cultural iconography. The title Show Your Wound will therefore inevitably create links with important works from earlier periods.

Participants :
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam : Klaas Kloosterboer
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin : William Tucker
Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris : Peter Buggenhout
Galerie nächst St.Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna : Helmut Federle
Sprovieri Gallery, London : Pedro Cabrita Reis
Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège : John Murphy
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam : Folkert de Jong

The European Fine Art Fair · Maastricht (TEFAF)
Preview and professional day : Thursday 10 March 2016
Friday March 11 to Sunday March 20 · 2016 (29th edition)
MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre) · Forum 100 · Maastricht · Netherlands
Daily from 11am to 7.00pm (on 20 March the Fair closes at 06.00pm)