Matt Mullican is an american conceptual artist Matt Mullican who's work have centred on explaining how the world is ordered since the 1970s. By means of a specially developed system, Mullican combines “everything with everything else” and “orders the world” with a view to understanding and explaining the entire universe. His cosmological model is designed to answer “the big questions in life”: Where do I come from? Why do things happen as they do and not in some other way? Where do I go when I die?
Matt Mullican has selected five banners for the Böhm Chapel exhibition. All five banners have the same square shape and a blue, black, red, yellow and green border. The symbols themselves are black and white circles – Mullican’s personal model of a cosmology. Both the symbols and the colours are of great significance. The banners in the Böhm Chapel are hung from left to right, allowing them to be read easily. Perceived in this way, the first banner symbolises the subject, the second language, the third art, the fourth the world – and the fifth brings together four elements.
We met Matt Mullican at the Böhm Chapel in Cologne, where his work COSMOLOGY was presented by the Jablonka Gallery, Cologne. Over 40 minutes we talked about his work and here is a short extract!!
For her fifth show with the gallery, Ingrid Calame presents a set of large site specific room installations. Using photos of tire tracks taken in the pit area of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a basis, pin pricked templates were used through which color was applied directly to the gallery walls This program is a walk-through view of the installations produced using the ancient technique of pounce drawing and raw pigment.
ikono is proud to present German video artist Lisa Weber as Artist of the Month.
Her research develops through the observation of transition processes, moments in-between and details of our daily life experience that might otherwise be overlooked or even ignored. The artist records these images meticulously and shows them independently, detached from their usual environment, in evocative video installations aiming to reestablish the aesthetic value of the unnoticed beauty.
In November, ikono introduces the work of Jakob Roepke. While the Echo format is usually based on a single artwork from the past resonating throughout history in later re-interpretations, direct or in-direct references, in "Interiority - Jakob Roepke after Various Artists", we will offer the viewer the possibility to “connect the dots” between very diverse figurative, thematic or historical influences in the painted collages of this contemporary artist.
In an exciting sequence of juxtapositions, reminiscences and comparisons between artworks from different epochs, medium and style, Jakob Roepke’s works will be alternated with images from major artists of the past as well as neglected or even “trivial” source materials.