bin ich Gärtner, bin ich Mensch
I am gardener, I am human
Galerie 5020, Salzburg
[...] The external facade, with light blue silicate finery on polystyrene and with building site foils protected window and door, invites and requests to enter an interior, a new building, a reorganization as it were, that knows how to define itself from the remaining gallery area. [...] The first room brings up for discussion landscape and research at the same time; it seems to be dedicated first to scientific workingplaces: In three lightboxes suspended from the ceiling one sees pictures of office tables filled with technical and electronical equipment. The tables serve as horizontal center line which divides the pictures in an above and an underneath. Comparably to the scientific presentation methods ot plants, here the wires below the line refer to roots and the electronic devices on top of the table refer to the plant. Beyond that the cables from the lightboxes keep running at the bottom until the end in the outlet. [...]
[...] In the next room is an arrangement of commercial culture garden earth outspread like a landscape. It remains however packed in the bags, which does not emphasize thus nature symbolically. The arrangement becomes rather a stage for pieces bought in the garden -
we see an antique woman figure, standing in the building market besides an Adam and probably rather acting like a Aphrodite, a shortened column as ruin metaphor, a basin, a small picknick table. These objects were white limewashed, and thus sculptured by a finishing process. The limewhashed German clock on one wall ticks and adds to the refinment process the topic of time and fugacity. [...] The last room is dedicated to the observation; equal to an observatory the germination of sown plants can be watched. A picture, which was downloaded from the Internet, hanging on the wall, shows any piece of nature, undemanding plants of fallow lands, which were sown in a 1:1 version in a crate before it. This room with its claustral-cell atmosphere is dedicated to the abbott and natural scientist Johann Gregor Mendel, who researched on the characterists which have been handed down of both plants and animals.
Task of the gallery is it to pour the patch regularly (the galerist as a gardener).
excerpts from the exhibition text by Dr. Hildegard Fraueneder, director of Galerie 5020