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Natasha Dahnberg
Natasha Dahnberg
Natacha Ivanova
Natacha Ivanova
Liza Katrich
Liza Katrich
Taisia Korotkova
Taisia Korotkova
Gulnur Mukazhanova
Gulnur Mukazhanova
Ekaterina Panikanova
Ekaterina Panikanova
Natalia Pivko
Natalia Pivko
Aleksander Pogorzhelsky
Aleksander Pogorzhelsky
Denis Prasolov
Denis Prasolov
Lionel Sabatté
Lionel Sabatté
Marko Velk
Marko Velk








METAMORPHOSES

contemporary art show

October 8 - November 6, 2016

Natasha Dahnberg, Natacha Ivanova, Liza Katrich, Taisia Korotkova, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Ekaterina Panikanova, Natalia Pivko, Aleksander Pogorzhelsky, Denis Prasolov, Lionel Sabatté, Marko Velk

opening:8. Oktober 2016

program:
from 2 p.m.: admission
from 4 p.m.: introduction by Dr. Sonja Lechner (art historian)

The introduction will be followed by a charity auction to benefit the des Hilfsverein Nymphenburg. 10 artworks, that were provided by the artists especially for this occasion, will be auctioned by Artcurial. A catalogue with all works from the auction will be dispatched in the end of September and is also available as pdf for download.

We will provide guided tours for individuals or groups through the exhibition.

9 p.m.: end of the event


opening hours:

by appointment

location:

Schloss Pörnbach
Schlossplatz 1
D - 85309 Pörnbach (Germany)

METAMORPHOSES

Evolution can be seen only through the transformation of chemical, biological and geological processes. The evolutionary adaptation of a plant to its environmental conditions or the conversion of the mineral composition of a rock by changing temperature and/or pressure are typical manifestations of evolution. Goethe defined metamorphosis by analysing the construction of a plant.

According to Goethe converting a basic shape, the rhythmical alternation of expansion and contraction, characterise a vibrant evolutionary event. In mythological terms, metamorphosis has been interpreted by almost all forms of culture in different ways. Its most prominent forms involved the transformation of a figure or a god, a mythical or human being into an animal or a plant. Metamorphosis into a bird was particularly common. The change could be temporary or permanent. A transformation may also include a sex change. The Metamorphoses (Latin title Metamorphoseon libri "Books of Changes") by the Roman poet Ovid was probably written between 1 or 3 AD and 8 AD. The Metamorphoses describe the origin and history of the world in terms of Roman and Greek mythology. It has become one of the most popular mythological works of all time, and was certainly the best known to medieval writers and poets. Thus, the work had an enormous influence on the literature of the Middle Ages as well as on the visual arts from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.

Ovid described the frequently encountered transformations in his myths where usually a human or lower god was transformed into a plant, animal or constellation of stars.

Symbolically, metamorphosis can be understood as the process of transformation of one's individuality. The search for one's own identity and thus the necessary ongoing transformation of one's ego is a typical form of expression in our modern society and poses the greatest challenge for everyone in light of increasingly rapid changes and the necessity for constant adjustments. Many contemporary artists are exploring these changes in different ways. Some focus on technological developments and their impact on humanity (Taisia Korotkova). Others create new life by transforming inorganic materials into organic life forms (Lionel Sabatté). Is transformation limited merely to processes of (in)organic change or can it perhaps go even further, into the transformation of the human soul (Natacha Ivanova)?

All these experiments illustrate how the artists approach their own experiences and their implementation into concrete works of art in the exhibition. In a similar way to KOSMOS SEVEN, where each artist implemented his/her work conceptually in the corresponding space inside Pörnbach Castle according to their interpretation of the cosmos, in METAMORPHOSES the castle's classical and baroque rooms and its agricultural storage spaces will be appropriated and devoted to the work of each individual artist.

by Natacha Ivanova


THE EXHIBITION SPACE


Schloss Pörnbach

Location

The Renaissance-era Schloss Pörnbach is located in the middle of Bavaria, about 40 minutes north of Munich.

Exhibition Space

The palace offers about 1000 square meters of exhibition space, with an additional 1.5 hectares of garden space.

History

The history of the Graf zu Touring family reaches back to the mid-12th century. They acquired Schloss Pörnbach in 1662. It was partially destroyed in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession, but was rebuilt again afterwards. Since the mid-18th century the Toerring counts rarely resided in the palace, living primarily in Munich. It underwent an extensive renovation from 2003 to 2005 and today it serves once again as the family's place of residence.

The Palace Brewery

Amidst the beautiful landscape that is the Holledau, Bavaria's world famous hops growing area, lies the Pörnbach Palace Brewery. It is likely one of the oldest German breweries. For over 300 years now it has been owned by the Toerring counts, who take great pride in maintaining the rich brewing tradition.


Previous Exhibitions

Please visit also the exhibition page of our last exhibition in 2015 "KOSMOS SEVEN"

with the generous support of:

Premium Cars RosenheimArtcurialGraf Toerring BierSchloss Grafenegg