current exhibition

Liliane Tomasko

«Second Nature»

Opening: Thursday, november 8, 2018

Opening speech: Andreas Hoffer, curator Kunsthalle Krems, 6.30 p.m.

Opening hours: 6 to 9 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition: november 9 till december 22, 2018

 

DREAMING,

AIR REPLETE WITH HEAVING SOUNDS,

DARKNESS SEES,

THAT

OUR GARDEN THRIVES IN FIERCE SILENCE.

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Caja de Sueños

LILIANE TOMASKO

Caja de Sueños (Box of dreams)

November 25, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Museu MATE, Lima, Peru

The exhibition will include six recent paintings by the artist and a mural inspired by her visit to the Bogotalla Lines in Nazca.

Liliane Tomasko explores painting as a gateway into the realms of dreaming and sleep, probing into the gulf between the conscious and the subconscious. Tomasko believes that the imbalance between these two states of mind is at the heart of the predicaments that a ect contemporary society. In her words, “the dark matter represented by the subconscious, and which finds its language through our dreams has been neglected.” Each of the six paintings in the exhibition underscores this breach by making reference to an emotional state. The three larger works allude to unfolding, opening and growing, whereas the three black- and-white, smaller ones speak of denial, invisibility and stagnation. Tomasko’s gestural lines are woven together in such way that they come in and out of focus, emulating the clarity, or lack thereof, of dreams and memories.

THE BOGOTALLA LINES

For this exhibition, Tomasko traveled to southern Peru to visit the Nazca Lines for the first time. Drawn to them by their mysterious nature and sheer scale, she first encountered them in the late 90’s at an exhibition at the Rietberg Museum in Zürich. Since then, she has felt an ever-growing longing to see them in the flesh—to walk along them as those who created them once did. This dream came to life when, guided by an archeologist, Tomasko walked the Bogotalla Lines in the Ingenio district of Nazca, an experience that later developed into a mural installation. “I wanted to recreate them on the wall of the gallery space where my paintings are installed, like a matrix that holds them in place, and a homage to the lines that have brought me and my works to Lima,” she explains. Executed in masking tape, the mural is both an echo of the ancient ground drawings and a record of Tomasko’s pathway through the desert ground.

 

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Art – hell and paradise at the same time

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7 p.m.

In the course of the Vienna Art Week 2018 entitled “Promising Paradise”, the following persons will discuss the topic “Art – Hell and Paradise at the same time”:

Andreas Hoffer, curator Kunsthalle Krems

Mathias Pöschl, artist

Gustav Schörghofer, SJ, Jesuit, priest and artist’s pastor

The talk will be held in the exhibition “Second Nature” by Liliane Tomasko (becht kastowsky galerie, Gluckgasse 3. Mezzanin, 1010 Vienna)

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CATCH IT AND LOSE IT, Liliane Tomasko at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

CATCH IT AND LOSE IT

Bernard Frize, Warren Rohrer, Sean Scully, Pat Steir, Liliane Tomasko
Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square S.
Philadelphia, PA
USA
Dates
Oct 5 – Nov 24, 2018