Friday, January 6

Marcel Odenbach

Im Kreise drehen (Turning Circles), 2009, digital video, color, sound, 15 minutes 51 seconds.
"Though it is tempting to call Marcel Odenbach a pioneer, this designation might imply that his work is done. Born in 1953, he is not only a forefather of video art and a cofounder, with Ulrike Rosenbach and Klaus vom Bruch, of the 1970s producer group ATV, he is also—still—a protagonist of political art. For his generation in West Germany, addressing the political through art meant working through the complex process of dealing with the country’s Nazi past. ... The exhibition promises to illuminate new facets of Odenbach’s investigations into the exploitation of history in contemporary ideological battles, which remains as pressing as ever in the era of Trump and populist right-wing movements looming all over Europe."
Anton Kern Gallery
Marcel Odenbach: Large-scale Collage - Anton Kern Gallery
Galerie Gisela Capitain
W - Marcel Odenbach
vimeo: “Turning Circles” 2009, “Men Stories” 2005, “Disturbed Places” 2007, “In stillen Teichen lauern Krokodile (In Still Waters Crocodiles Lurk)” 2004/2004