Exhibitions
Exhibiton view, Peter Senoner, 2001

PETER SENONER – TRANSITION1

05 July - 4 August 2001

Curated by Marion Piffer Damiani

Exhibiton view, Peter Senoner, 2001

Exhibiton view, Peter Senoner, 2001

The southtirolean Artist Peter Senoner (born in 1969 in Kastelruth) takes life, his artistic existence and art without compromises. He awaked international interest for the first time with his project “Transition 1-…”, carried out from 1998 until 1999 in New York. It consists in an intervention on the urban space of “dissolving” drawings. The “Kunstforum” of Köln reported in detail about the project, now it will be presented for the first time as an exposition in the Gallery Museum. “Transition 1-…” represents a radical artistic action: more than 1.600 drawings have been exposed between 1998 and 1999 in the public area of New York and left literally to themselves. The corresponding indications of time and space are written by the artist in his atelier with pen on a big canvas. The sum of the transcriptions leads, so the artist, to a graphical condensation or drawing: “This act of drawing, leaving and codifying in a second time corresponds in my opinion to today’s tendency towards dematerialisation in every day’s life brought along by the use of digital media and the therefore necessary transformation process into binary code.” The leading line in the work of Peter Senoner – this applies also to the exposed drawings – are drawn, painted and full-sized carved images. Not portraits, but general images, something like pawns set on the chess-board of reality in order to explore the net of relationships between art and life, naturalness and artificiality, context and identity. Subjects for his dramaturgies are the destruction of accepted costumes and the feeling of exposure and alienation. Paolo Bianchi defines the artist as a “foreign worker between art and life”.

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