A Résumé / Ernst Caramelle
Nov 30, 2018 – Apr 28, 2019

Ernst Caramelle, untitled (-), 2013, Courtesy Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich / Zurich

Mumok is presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the Austrian artist Ernst Caramelle. The exhibition includes all the phases of his work from 1974 to the present and attractively combines the artist’s various media and conceptual approaches.

 

Ernst Caramelle, Untitled (Klimt), 2011, Photo Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich / Zurich, Courtesy Philip and Alexandra Burchard Collection, Frankfurt © Ernst Caramelle

Ernst Caramelle, signature work, 2013, Photo Markus Wörgötter, Courtesy Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien / Vienna

Ernst Caramelle, Anschnitt, 1984 (Section) © Ernst Caramelle

Ernst Caramelle, Left: unidentified Realism, 1983 © Archiv Ernst Caramelle, Right: Post-conceptual Realism, 1983, Photo Rainer Drexel © Ernst Caramelle

Ernst Caramelle, Curator’s Choice, 2010 © Photo Markus Wörgötter, Courtesy Sammlung Generali Foundation, Wien / Vienna

Ernst Caramelle, Spiegelbild, 1991 (Mirror Image) Exhibition view Bremer Kunstpreis, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1991 © Photo Stefan Wolf Lucks, Courtesy Sammlung Michael Loulakis, Frankfurt

This exhibition does not focus entirely on chronology, but rather on the connections between works in different media (photos, videos, and reproductions of media images), mural painting, the so-called Gesso Pieces and Sun Pieces, drawings, watercolors, and prints.

 

Ernst Caramelle, A Résumé, Installation view / Photo Klaus Pichler © mumok

Ernst Caramelle, Performance of an Autobiography, 1973, Leporello (ungefaltet, Innenseite) / Fanhold (unfolded, inside page) Photo Markus Wörgötter / Wolfgang Günzel © Ernst Caramelle

Ernst Caramelle, Video-Ping-Pong, 1974, Courtesy Sammlung Generali Foundation / Generali Foundation Collection Photo Klaus Pichler © mumok

Caramelle’s work combines both abstraction and emblematic figuration – up to the point of floral formlessness. Formats vary from miniatures to large-scale wall paintings. Thematically, these works in many different media explore perception, the nature of space, media representation, artistic productivity, and the role of the artist and his embroilment in the market and with the museum.

Ernst Caramelle will paint two new murals for mumok, with both thematic and formal links to the works in the exhibition.

 

A Résumé / Ernst Caramelle
Curated by Sabine Folie
November 30, 2018 – April 28, 2019 / mumok
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