How sweet to be a cloud

Tina Greisberger, Julia Geiszler, Renate Krammer, Helga Cmelka, Robert Svoboda, Flora Zimmeter

Vernissage: 
Samstag, 20. Januar 2018 - 17:00
23. 1. 2018 - 3. 3. 2018

HOW SWEET TO BE A CLOUD

Tina Greisberger, Julia Geiszler, Renate Krammer, Helga Cmelka, Robert Svoboda, Flora Zimmeter

 

Opening: Saturday 20. 01. 2018, 5 pm

Duration of the exhibition: 23.01.2018 – 03.03.2018

 

… just as clouds float in an intermediate kingdom, between heaven and earth, also their nature is defined by this „in between“. (Berthold Ecker, Katalog: stark bewölkt, flüchtige Erscheinungen des Himmels, MUSA 2009)

Clouds represent an inexhaustible subject in visual arts, literature, and music; painters and photographers have always captured in their works cloudy landscapes. Either with positive or with negative connotations, impressions of clouds are often present in literature. The vault of heaven is drawn by threatening, dark, glowering clouds, fraying blankets of clouds, clouds bowling along, may they be light or heavy with rain, thick, replete clouds, clouds that soak the sky until becoming white light ropes or muffled, balmy mackerel sky.

„How to be a sweet cloud“, sang The United States of America – a psychedelic rock band of the 1960s – in their „Cloud Song“, quoting Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne.

This is indeed not a new, but a rather long-known theme and yet a still revisited subject, although every attempt to represent it has to end in vainness. (Every attempt to genuinely depict a cloud, which comes from above the horizon and flows somewhere else, must occur fast and must however end in vainness. „Die Wolke“, Günter Kunert, 1978, Katalog: stark bewölkt, flüchtige Erscheinungen des Himmels, MUSA 2009)

Six artists exhibit six different approaches to the same theme, the clouds – drawings, graphic, photography, objects and miniature installations, from a poetic to a satirical perspective.