121211: Startgalerie im MUSA Robert Freund – Everything Counts in Large Amounts

Startgalerie im MUSA Robert Freund – Everything Counts in Large Amounts 18.11.11 – 15.12.11 Between Graphic Novel and Renaissance Print The comic-like ink drawings with their somewhat rough and partly awkward lines immediately remind of Raymond Pettibon, but in a strange way also of the early days of European print graphics as they can be found in Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle. One can find beasts reminding of flying fish side by side with the popular vanitas-motifs in the form of a mirror showing a skull. In a deeper sense both of these worlds, that of modern comics and that of early commercial graphics - even if they are far apart - match perfectly as both essentially want to narrate something and offer an inseparable unit with the text. Yet Robert Freund, born 1981, relates to a completely different narrative: he quotes from art and cultural science. As for example in his disc shaped portrait of the art theoretician and social reformer John Ruskin, which, on account of the hand-carved beechwood frame, has a special reference to the ideas of this pioneer of the arts and crafts movement. Even the painted ceramics that remind of Chinese Ming Dynasty porcelain at first glance seem to be decorative everyday objects rather than distinct pieces of art. Like all works presented here they are successfully linked to the intersection between “pop-culture” and “fine arts”. One can visit this show to experience a pure aesthetic pleasure or its numerous intellectual references and insinuations, or even better – to experience both. By Wolfgang Pichler Startgalerie im MUSA 1010 Vienna, Felderstrasse 6-8, next to the town hall Tel: +43 (0)1 4000 8400 Email: musaxlmusa.at http://www.musa.at/stargalerie Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri: 11 – 18 hours, Thu 11 – 20 hours, Sat 11 – 16 hours

Startgalerie im MUSA
1010 Wien, Felderstraße 6-8, neben dem Rathaus
Tel: +43 1 4000 8400, Fax: +43 1 4000-99-8400
Email: musa@musa.at
Öffnungszeiten: Di, Mi, Fr 11-18, Do 11-20, Sa 11-16 h

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