Geschlossene Scheune, 1997–2015
Installation (mixed media), variable dimensions
photo credit: Johannes Weber

13.01.–15.02.2015

Star Work № 10: Geschlossene Scheune [Closed Barn]

Wolfgang Nestler

In 1997 in the context of the exhibition project Volle Scheunen, Wolfgang Nestler developed a site-specific installation – an installation which has been partly reconstructed as STAR WORK No. 10.
What Nestler takes on as a theme for this work is a state of transition in which one cannot be certain of what exists, but at least of the fact that something is evolving. In 1938 Otto Freundlich stated: ‘Creating movement and action in the artistic picture is the task of that type of art which has shifted from the state of being to the state of becoming. Being has no ethics; becoming, however, does.’ In equivalence to this thought, the image of the screech owl summons up in us a series of associations, of memories and impressions, of experience and dream. It is possible, not to contemplate and understand, but to see and perceive the bird, its flight, the space in which it moves. This is like feeling one’s way forward, engendering a mental souvenir. Or as Wolfgang Nestler says: ‘like the colour of motionless air.’

(Denise Essig, revised version)

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 29 The Crucifixion


Star Work № 28: Distortion LI [51]


Star Work № 27: Hommage à ... IV


Star Work № 26: Saint Matthieu par Gérémie Geißelbrunn (1595 – 1660) photographié comme Dimitris Alexandrou par Errikos Andreou


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT „MARSCH MARSCH“, VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Tribute to André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statement 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 8: The Gates


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 6: Rhombus


Star Work № 5: Ausgewürfelte Bilder, 28 Bildmöglich­keiten


Star Work № 4: Veules-les-Roses


Star Work № 3: Regalfrau (Study)


Star Work № 2: Me Walking


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub