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The Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg is presenting the exhibition “HYBRID” with works by Wolfgang Ellenrieder in cooperation with the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. Recent works by the artist will be presented at both locations – in Wolfsburg as well as in Braunschweig – in a unique dialogue between the historical location of Schloss Wolfsburg and the white-cube architecture of the Galerie der Hochschule in Braunschweig. In his large-format new images, Wolfgang Ellenrieder addresses the question of the “duplication of the world” as a result of the rapid development of digital media and thus calls into question both our traditional patterns of perceiving the real and the fake, truth and illusion, as well as our subjective notions of a real world of things. In both the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and the Galerie der HBK Braunschweig, space and surface structures are examined and reflected through the use of various artistic as well as reproduction techniques.

The focus of the presentation in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg is on “spatial structures”. In this, the character of the historical location in comparison to the modern architecture of the Hochschule forms a particular arc of tension and promises an interesting show of works by the Munich-based artist. In Schloss Wolfsburg, Wolfgang Ellenrieder thus realises works that reflect the distinctive character of the historical location as a result of the fact that he addresses both the interior architectonic structure as well as the surface structures of the former residential rooms of the counts. The exposed ceiling frescoes as well as the wallpaper structures are transposed in the most diverse of artistic media, including also graphic reproductions. Important reference points in this include the perception of surfaces in comparison to the pictorial space or the finding of form through taking over pre-existing structures.

Since 2010, the artist, who was born in Munich in 1959, has been teaching at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig.

In the print workshop, an artist’s book and an edition will be created. Accompanying the ex-hibition are special tours and a program of talks; various projects with students of the HBK and the class of Ellenrieder link the exhibition project to the Hochschule.

On 9 April at 8 pm, a second exhibition of Wolfgang Ellenrieder’s works will also open in the Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. There is free bus transfer between the two exhibition openings in Wolfsburg and Braun-schweig on 9 April: Departure at 5 pm from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, junction of Pip-pelweg and Broitzemer Strasse to the exhibition opening at 6 pm "Wolfgang Ellenrieder – HYBRID" in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg Return / Departure from Schloss Wolfsburg at 7:15 pm to the exhibition opening at 8 pm "Wolfgang Ellenrieder – HYBRID" in the Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braun-schweig Return to Schloss Wolfsburg at 10 pm

With the generous support of Wolfsburg AG and the Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz.

Dates

  • 08. April 2013 11.00 cet
    Press conference
  • 09. April 2013 18.00 cet
    Opening

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