INNSBRUCK 12 September 2020 – 28 November 2020
In addition to a procedural sculpture by Thomas Feuerstein, newly developed for this exhibition, THOUGHTS TAKE THINGS IN HAND presents a combination of two blocks of works. The first, a compilation of Feuerstein's exemplary graphics and ink paintings, shows a collection of iconic classical representations which are characterised by their inherent semiotic narratives and art historical references. While the second block consists of indexical works, indicating the artist's process-related approach. Within this block, processes stand at the beginning of pictorial worlds. Whether in GORDON, where sugar extracted from a sculpture serves as the painting's medium, or in FLY ROOM / St.Peter, in which a collection of Drosophila flies grewn by Feuerstein become the picture carrier and carrier of meaning.
Thomas Feuerstein, born in Innsbruck in 1968, lives in Vienna, studied art history and philosophy at the University of Innsbruck, doctorate 1995. From 1992 to 1994 co-editor, with Klaus Strickner, of the magazine Medien.Kunst.Passagen, published by Passagen Verlag Vienna. 1992 founded the office for intermedia communication transfer and the association medien.kunst.tirol. 1992 and 1993 research commissions from the Austrian Ministry of Science on art in electronic space and art and architecture. Since 1997 lectures and seminars at the University of Innsbruck, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Bern, F + F Zurich, Technical College Intermedia Dornbirn, University Mozarteum Salzburg, University of Applied Arts Vienna. 2006 Art Award Raiffeisen- Landesbank Tirol, Innsbruck. Feuerstein was awarded the Österreichische Kunstpreis für Medienkunst 2019. Since the summer semester 2020 he has been professor for artistic discourse at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck. Recent exhibitions: 2020 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (group); BIWAKO BIENNALE 2020, Hikone city und Omihachiman City, Japan; Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Innsbruck (solo); KWADRAT, Berlin (group); CAFA Art Museum (CAFAM), Beijing (group); 2019 Musée d'art contemporain - MAC Lyon; 15e Biennale de Lyon; Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (group); ZHI Art Museum Chengdu (group); Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna (solo); Vienna Biennale for Change, MAK Wien; Berlin, Galerie im Körnerpark.