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The conceptual video works and installations explore the conflict between the individual stands and his limitations. I explore the subjective perceiption and thinking and the effort individuals undertake to relate themselves to their surroundings. How do biological and social limitations and rules force us into certain schemes? And what do these schemes look like and how can they change? Connected to this field I am thinking about how we perceive our live, the passing of time and our transience.

lives and works in Munich.

Born in Munich. M.A. and doctorate in Chinese Studies, Ethnology and European Art History at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Specialist area: iconology, mythology, religious anthropology. Lives and works in Munich and New York.

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND BUILDINGS

2011     Kunstmuseum Bonn/Germany
2011    Johannesfoyer Saarbrücken/Germany, acquisition of the bishopric Trier

PRIZES AND AWARDS
2014    Sponsored booth on the UNPAINTED media art fair
2013    ikonotv, Artist Of The Month June
2011    City of Munich, studio sponsorship
2011    Winner of the competition of the bishopric Trier about the best art concept for the lobby and staircase of the Johannesfoyer in Saarbrücken/Germany
2011    Bavarian Studio Sponsorship
2010    BundesGEDOK Kunstpreis, Dr. Theobald Simon Preis
2010    International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York
2010    City of Munich, extra studio sponsorship
2010    Gallery Bezirk Oberbayern, catalogue sponsorship
2009    Prinzregent-Luitpold-Foundation, Munich, project sponsorship
2008    City of Munich, travel sponsorship
2005    Rotbuchen Award, second prize
2005    Andreas Art Award
2004    HausderKunstAward, Munich

SHOWS (selection)
2014    still on view: Kunst im Bau 5, installation in the former engineering workshops of the Isarthal Railway, Munich (curator Christoph Nicolaus)
UNPAINTED media art fair, Munich, lab 3.0: positions of media art (curator Li Zhenhua)
2013    ikono On Air Festival on ikonotv, ikono Menasa and numerous locations in Berlin
Villa Biesental, Berlin, K-Geist 100 Economy Pack
Installation in the studio building of the City of Munich, K-Geist 100 Studio, (with Jutta Burkhardt)
2012    Satellite For Contemporary Art, Platform 3, Munich, Raw Material Artistic Spirit
Repository For Knowledge And Art in the Syntopic Salon, Potsdam, Germany, a collaboration with the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science
Biennale For One, KloHäuschen Munich, Germany
German Consulate General, New York, Etsi Omnes Ego Non
2011    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, USA, The Shadows of the Fire in my Mind, (solo show)
Regensburg New Art Society, Regensburg, Germany, kitchnapping goes shopping
Kunstherberge Birkenau, Munich, Germany, The Driftwood Project (Feb – Mai)
Salon, ISCP Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany (solo show)
2010    Open Studios, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York, USA
Gallery Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich, Germany, Et In Arcadia Ego, (solo catalogue)
2009    Ebersberg Art Society, Ebersberg, Germany
Brainwash, performance at St Luke’s Church, Munich
Art Meets Fashion, nurjungekunst.de, Prater Island, Munich
2008    The Medium of Drawing, Great Art Show, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2007    The Dark Side of Beauty, nurjungekunst.de, Munich, Germany
real, sortiert, fingiert, Linhof-Gallery, Munich, Germany
Centre for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Goethe Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
2006    Landshut Art Society, Landshut
2005    Ebersberg Art Society, Ebersberg
art/s/hopping, Munich, Germany, (solo show)
2004    lab 30, Laboratory for Experimental Video and Sound, Kulturhaus abraxas, Augsburg, Germany

The Shadows Of The Fire In My Mind

BIRTHE BLAUTH

December 9 – January 21, 2012

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to present  four new works by Birthe Blauth, in her first solo show in the US.

Plato likens the restricted nature of human perception and recognition to being in a cave. Humans are trapped, chained down, and see nothing but the shadows of the outside world projected onto the walls of rock by the fire behind them. We are prisoners of our own neurological and biological structures, but also of our cultural and biographic backgrounds. We are unable to perceive the “real” world. We have no way of doing so. But still we strive to see beyond the limits of our own mental caves.

Birthe Blauth’s conceptual video works and installations explore the conflict between the individual stands and his limitations. Her interest is divided equally between two areas. On the one hand, she focuses on subjective perception. On the other, she explores the subjective thinking and effort individuals undertake to relate themselves to their surroundings. Her precise, pared-down works appear simple at first. But as soon as the observer takes the time to open up to them, their complexity and effectiveness unfold. Her works are meditative and “unhurried”. Her approach to time is more at home in the cultures of the Far East. Often, the boundaries between fiction and reality, between art and the observer, between art and non-art become dissolved.

 

 

M.A. and doctorate in Chinese Studies, Ethnology and European Art History at Ludwig-

Maximilians-University, Munich. Specialist area: iconology, mythology, religious anthropology

Lives and works in Munich.

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND BUILDINGS

2011             Kunstmuseum Bonn/Germany

2011            Johanneshouse Saarbrücken/Germany, acquisition of the archbishopric Trier

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2011            City of Munich, studio sponsorship

2011             Winner of the competition of the archbishopric Trier about the best art concept for the lobby Johanneshouse in Saarbrücken.

2011             Bavarian Studio Sponsorship

2010             BundesGEDOK Kunstpreis, Dr. Theobald Simon Preis

2010             International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2010             City of Munich, extra studio sponsorship

2010             Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern, catalogue sponsorship

2009             Prinzregent-Luitpold-Foundation, Munich, project sponsorship

2005             Rotbuchen Award, second prize

2005             Andreas Art Award

2004             HausderKunstAward, Munich