Thomas Thyrion

Thomas Thyrion, untitled, 2015/16, watercolor, oil and collage on cardboard, 24,3x16,3 cm

Ticket to the Moon


“Far above the Moon

Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do”

(David Bowie, Space Oddity, 1969)

The moon, sung of by poets, painted by artists, a place of yearning, of magical forces. The face of the moon, a light in the night, a poetic metaphor and a visual projection, as it were, of the human desire to discover and explore the world beyond our planet. The “Sputnik shock” of the 1950s started the space race between the two superpowers USSR and USA. Who would be first to land on the moon? NASA eventually accomplished the feat in 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon and to raise the American flag there.

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” (Neil Armstrong)

On July 21, 1969, millions of people all over the world were watching the images in front of their TV sets—a media event that left a lasting impression on an entire generation. 2019 now marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The Kunsthalle Krems takes this as an occasion for a multifaced exhibition on the subject of the moon.

Entitled Ticket to the Moon, the show is dedicated to artistic comments on the moon landing and to the moon as a symbol of human dreams, desires, and speculation. Featured in it are works from the time when the race to the moon started in the 1950s, direct reactions to the moon landing after 1969, and also very recent positions of younger artists. The exhibition starts with Hans Bischoffshausen’s work Rückseite des Mondes (1960/61) and moves on to Robert Indiana’s critical reflection on NASA’s involvement with Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun in Der Mond – Die Braunschaft (1969) and Robert Rauschenberg’s lithographic response to the moon landing, Air Pocket (Stoned Moon) (1970). The central focus of the exhibition, however, is on works of younger artists like Sonja Leimer, Wendelin Pressl, Nives Widauer, Larissa Leverenz, and Andreas Werner. The younger generation’s take on the subject of the moon is highly diverse, stylistically and theoretically. Positions range from subtle reworkings of NASA photographs to ironic comments on the blind faith in technology. In part, the works will be created especially for the exhibition. The broad spectrum of contemporary artistic expressions provides an occasion to think about why now, 50 years after the moon landing, the subject still (or again) seems so topical.

The art positions will be expanded with an area of historical documentation in the show. On view will be photographs from the collection of Peter Coeln of the moon landing and the way to get there, of astronauts and cosmonauts. The Vienna Natural History Museum supports the show with a loan of a lunar meteorite, and a model of the Sputnik satellite will be provided by the Vienna Technical Museum.

Curator: Andreas Hoffer

Artists exhibited: Jeremy Bakker, Hans Bischoffshausen, Herbert Brandl, Aleksandra Cieślewicz, Agnes Fuchs, Robert Indiana, Dona Jalufka, Sonia Leimer, Larissa Leverenz, Mahony, Jonathan Meese, Aleksandra Mir, Nick Oberthaler, Wendelin Pressl, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Riess, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch, Sebastian Speckmann, Andreas Werner and Nives Widauer.

Liliane Tomasko

The Red Thread


Kerlin Gallery
9th March – 13th April 2019

Kerlin Gallery is delighted to present The Red Thread, an exhibition of new paintings by Liliane Tomasko. The opening reception will take place on Friday 8th of March in the company of the artist.

Liliane Tomasko’s abstract paintings employ a distinctive, bold lyricism, with an equally unabashed sense of colour.  The artist often begins with a study of the personal effects of everyday domesticity such as bedding or clothing to create work that suggests a gateway into the realms of sleep and dreaming; delving into the gulf between what we understand as the ‘conscious’ and ‘subconscious.’  This new series of paintings display an increasing vitality and assertiveness, articulating an abstraction that is rooted in the physical realm but attempting a departure from it.  Intense colour, subtle tone, shadows and painterly gesture are woven together in such a way that space comes in and out of focus, suspending one’s perception of them and emulating the clarity or lack thereof of dreams and memories.


Anne’s Lane
South Anne Street
Dublin D02 A028, Ireland
Telephone: +3531 670 9093
Fax: +3531 670 9096

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


Bernard Frize, Warren Rohrer, Sean Scully, Pat Steir, Liliane Tomasko


Locks Gallery

600 Washington Square S.

Philadelphia, PA




Oct 5 – Nov 24, 2018


Locks Gallery 


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








Caja de Sueños


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.


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.


Liliane Tomasko, Ausstellungsansicht, a dream of, Blain/Southern Berlin

a dream of

«a dream of»

April 28 till bis June 23, 2018

Blain/Southern Berlin


12 nights x dreams

solo exhibition Liliane Tomasko

ROCA Rockland Center of the Arts, Nyack, New York

February 11 till March 11, 2018

Liliane Tomasko, Elysium, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 215,9x190,5cm


Liliane Tomasko

Christoph Schirmer

Opening: May 5, 2018, 1.30 pm

May till September 2018

curated by Demetrio Paparoni


Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium

Fabrikkgata 11

3320 Vestfossen


beide both, Sammlung Klein, Liliane Tomasko, Sean Scully

beide/both Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully

Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully at Sammlung Klein

Duration of the exhibition: June 25 till December 22, 2017

Liliane Tomasko, Texere, 2016, Öl und Acrylspray auf Leinwand, 208.3x193 cm

Abstract Painting Now!


Gerhard Richter, Katharina Grosse, Sean Scully …

Reopening at 1st of July, 2017

Duration of the exhibition: July 2 till November 5, 2017


Aurelia Gratzer

LS 16:02


Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna

opening: Friday, 22nd of March 2019

On the occasion of the opening Andreas Hoffer, curator of Kunsthalle Krems, will give a talk at 7 pm.

LS 16:02 bezeichnet eine Bodenarbeit in den Räumen der ada und bezieht sich auf die zu diesem Zeitpunkt vorgefundene Lichtsituation. Von meinem Standpunkt aus habe ich damit das Medium Malerei nicht verlassen, sondern ähnlich meinen Bildern das zur Anwendung gebracht, was ich an Malerei so sehr liebe – was mit interessiert und beschäftigt. Hierbei spreche ich von Täuschung, Wahrnehmung, Zweideutigkeit, Licht und Schatten, Oberfläche und der meditativen Tätigkeit an sich.
(Aurelia Gratzer)

Aurelia Gratzer, Offline 3, 2016, acrylic on molino, 60x50 cm

Fläche Linie Struktur

with works by Aurelia Gratzer, Antje Blumenstein und Barbara Rosengarth

Opening: April 13, 2018, 6 till 9 pm

Duration of the exhibition: April 13 till May 12, 2018

Galerie Nanna Preussners

Galeriehaus Hamburg

Klosterwall 13

20095 Hamburg

Aurelia Gratzer, Papillon 2, 2012, acrylic on molino, 150x100 cm


October 14 till November 10, 2017

Galerie Hunchentoot

Choriner Straße 8

10119 Berlin


Christoph Schirmer

Christoph Schirmer, 0-ACHT-18, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 150x130 cm



3rd of March till 8th of September 2019

OPENING: 2nd of March, 16 h

(together with the opening of Kunsthalle Krems “Hans Op de Beck – The Cliff”, 19 h and the Pre-Opening of Landesgalerie, 10-18 h)


Artothek Niederösterreich

Steiner Landstr. 3/2. OG

3500 Krems an der Donau

Thursday 14-18 h / Friday till Sunday  11-18 h


Christoph Schirmer, 0-ZWEI-17, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 90x130 cm


Duration of the exhibition: July 24 till August 26, 2018

Galerie Schloss Parz, Kunstzentrum OG
Parz 1, 4710 Grieskirchen

Artists: Herbert Brandl, Martha Jungwirth, Hubert Scheibl,Walter Vopava, Jakob Gasteiger, Isa Stein, Maria Moser, Christoph Schirmer, Andreas Werner, Hans Staudacher, Chen Xi und Otto Zitko

Christoph Schirmer, NöART - Das Konzept der Linie

Ausstellungsreihe NöART – Niederösterreich

Das Konzept der Linie

Duration: May 13 till June 17, 2018

conzept: Silvie Aigner

Galerie Lindenhof, Raabs an der Thaya

The exhibition is taking place in various locations until the end of 2018

Artists: Sébastien de Ganay, Judith P. Fischer, Roland Goeschl, Barbara Höller, Suse Krawagna, Ingo Nussbaumer, Franz Xaver Ölzant, Christoph Schirmer, Krasimira Stikar


Christoph Schirmer, 1-ZWEI-17, 2017, Mixed media on canvas, 180x150 cm


Christoph Schirmer

Liliane Tomasko

Opening: May 5, 2018, 1.30 pm

May till September 2018

curated by Demetrio Paparoni


Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium

Fabrikkgata 11

3320 Vestfossen


Christoph Schirmer, 2Side, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 160x120 cm

4 1 7

April 21 till May 26 2017

Opening: April 21 2017

Galerie Hunchentoot

Choriner Straße 8

10119 Berlin

In occasion of the exhibition there will be a catalogue!

Short text in german and english

Published by:

bechter kastowsky galerie, Wien

Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin

Christoph Schirmer, 0-Neun-17, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 150x180 cm


Christoph Schirmer and Aurelia Gratzer

August 5 till October 1 2017

Galerie Gmünd


Abstract Painting Now! 


Gerhard Richter, Katharina Grosse, Sean Scully …

Reopening at the 1st of July, 2017

Duration of the exhibition: July 2 till November 5, 2017

Wiebke Kapitzky

Wiebke Kapitzky, aus der Serie "nach Hanne Darboten", 2016


Wiebke Kapitzky, Stéphanie Baechler, Nadia Guerroui, Rebekka Löffler

«Until something (or nothing) remains»

Eröffnung: 8. April 2018, 16 bis 19 Uhr
Dauer der Ausstellung: 8. April bis 13. Mai 2018
The White House Gallery
Groot Park 2, 3360 Lovenjoel, Belgien

Martin Schnur

Martin Schnur, Imagina-Gegenueber, 2017, oil on canvas, 160x220cm


Martin Schnur, Kurtz Straznicky, Werner Schimpl, Anton Petz, Georg Lebzelter, Martin Osterider, Waltraut Gschiel

Opening: Friday, March 9, 2018, 7.30 pm

Kunsthaus Merz, Buchebner Saal

Duration of the exhibition: March 10 till April 15, 2018

Martin Schnur, Gegenüber, 2017, 80x140cm, oil on copper

bechter kastowsky galerie

Solo exhibition  Martin Schnur

Opening: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7.30pm

Duration of the exhibition: September 15 till October 28, 2017

Martin Schnur, Zonen-Netzwerk, 2016, oil and silver on canvas, 220x164 cm


Works 2012- 2017

Opening: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7.30 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition: March 23 till April 28, 2017

Galerie Jahn, Landshut, Germany

Martin Schnur, Fliegende Schatten #2, 2016, oil and white gold on canvas, 220x164 cm

Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden

Exhibition Opening: Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 p.m.

Duration of the exhibition: April 8 till May 12, 2017


Stefan Peters

Stefan Peters, untitled, 2017, acrylic on wood, 200x120 cm


April 21 till June 2, 2017

Opening: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 to 9 p.m.

Opening speech: Günther Oberhollenzer, curator Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, 6.30 p.m.

bechter kastowsky galerie

Gluckgasse 3. Mezzanin

1010 Wien

Stefan Peters, untitled, 2013, acrylic on Mylar insect-box, 40 x 50 cm

Subverted Expectations

ARTlounge at the STRABAG Haus

Duration of the exhibition: October 6 till November 4, 2016


Walter Vopava

Walter Vopava, untitled, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 260x200 cm

Abstract Painting Now!

The current exhibition at Kunsthalle Krems »Abstract Painting Now! Gerhard Richter, Katharina Grosse, Sean Scully…« shows works of

Liliane Tomasko

Christoph Schirmer

Walter Vopava

Jakob Gasteiger

Duration of the exhibition: July 2 till November 5, 2017