BauSchau Essen, Brigittastraße 9
Teresa Linhard: "Smooth as a creature"
BauSchau Düsseldorf, Brehmstraße 41
Duration of the exhibition: May 9 - 31, 2020
Through the display windows and apppointments via email
Baustelle Schaustelle e.V. is committed to giving artists a space to exhibit their work, even in times of Corona. The large display windows in both spaces, Düsseldorf and Essen, allow us to exhibit “through the display windows” in each city. After a promising start, Alissa Ritter and Teresa Linhard continue the new format in Essen (Ritter) and Düsseldorf (Linhard).
Artist Talks in Video available on our YouTube channel:
Teresa Linhard: “Smooth as a creature”
The ambiguous is what concerns me. We live in a world strongly influenced by classifications, our Western thinking follows the rationalist understanding of sciences, which breaks down the appearance of the world around us into its individual parts. But at the same time as scientific knowledge is advancing, the desire for a natural originality still exists in our society and we learn through new biological knowledge the power and intelligence of nature. Even in our Western imagination, aspects of nature experiencing have been maintained. In Christian mythology or, for example, in the legends of the Greeks (and Persians), the world is teeming with powerful beings to whom man is at the mercy of. Mixed beings, composed of different animals, have been attributed a special power and strength. Today, these beings usually symbolise the demonic. Is it a symbol of our present time that everything that does not seem clear has an evil effect on us?
The exhibition room is inhabited by strange creatures. Oscillating between mythical creatures and plants, these beings are the expression of a longing for more openness regarding the inexplicability of our world. Shadowy, they show the viewer their loose form in textile, spreading out, hiding, writhing, reluctant to rational categorization.
The exhibition in Düsseldorf is sponsored by