Johanna Kandl : Konkrete Kunst / Autorinnen und Autoren, Agnes Essl, Johanna & Helmut Kandl, Michaela Nagl, Günther Oberhollenzer, Barbara Steiner.

Artist
Kandl, Johanna [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
German
Published/​Created
Klosterneuburg : Edition Sammlung Essl, [2015]
Description
112 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Author
Host institution
Form/​Genre
Exhibition catalogs
Summary note
For many years, the artist has been exploring issues of painting and social themes, particularly relating to economics and capitalism. Before putting brush to canvas, she engages in intense research, often in collaboration with her husband, the artist Helmut Kandl. Johanna Kandl's interest is devoted to what is tangible, detailed, precise. In her current works she literally studies the essence of painting and explores its basic materials such as turpentine, gum arabic, mastic, pearl glue or linseed oil, investigating their material qualities and production aspects. In the process, Kandl brings to light global economic and cultural relationships, addresses production conditions and the people involved, but also the history of the material. Her research took the artist to many places, including the Vienna Basin where she found the turpentine trees (Pinus nigra austriaca), to mastic cultivation areas on the Greek island of Chios and to areas in Africa where the gum-arabic tree (Acacia senegal) is harvested. Exhibition: Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg , Vienna (09.10.2015-31.01.2016).
Notes
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Essl Museum, October 9, 2015-January 31, 2016.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Other title(s)
Konkrete Kunst
ISBN
  • 9783902001870
  • 3902001879
OCLC
935690572
RCP
N - S