Vernissage: 4 June 2021, 5 PM
Pashmin Art Gallery, Gotenstr. 21, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
Exhibition Duration: 4 June 2021 – 2 July 2021
Generally speaking, fantasy consists in constructing the impossible and the artists here construct the impossible. Tzvetan Todorov was the first scholar to draw fine distinctions between the fantastique (tr. as “fantastic”), the inconnu (tr. as “disturbing”), and the merveilleux (tr. as “wonderful”). For Todorov, the essence of the fantastic is the hesitation between psychological and supernatural interpretations of exotic phenomena, and the subsequent indecision of the character as to whether he or the world has suffered a breakdown.
This group of works resolves into a ‘fuzzy set’ of fantasy, conversing with viewers differently. Following Tzvetan Todorov, three artists share their passion for a journey into the fantasy land from reality. All of them, in one way or another, are inspired by the imaginary and the marvelous in the creation of their works.
- Kurz Christoph (Austria)
- Ilse Oelbers (Netherlands)
- Irene Ziegler-Selle (Germany)
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