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Frankfurter Kunstverein announces Scattered Showers — Forms of Weather

Frankfurter Kunstverein announces Scattered Showers — Forms of Weather on view March 8–May 19, 2013.

The exhibition Scattered Showers — Forms of Weather at the Frankfurter Kunstverein brings together artists whose work is centrally concerned with the exploration of different forms of weather. The starting point is the incredibly large number of contemporary artists whose interest in the weather draws on its complex relationship to our real and immediate experience. Concrete forms and effects of the weather feature prominently in their works. Phenomena such as snow, ice, rain, fog, clouds, wind/storms, lightning, and sunshine are examined and interpreted in aesthetic constellations or sometimes become an integral part of the work. For example, the materials used are sometimes exposed to the elements or “real” rain or snow is integrated into the work. A number of artists explore possibilities for depicting “atmospheres” in the double sense of the word. In their works the weather is often associated with a landscape. These works simultaneously reflect on perceptual processes and the respective medium of the work. Other artists focus on the urge to record, control, or simulate the weather, and in their artistic constructions or research they raise the question of the controllability of nature. In other works the weather becomes a metaphor for territorial shifts and political conflicts. The exhibition Scattered Showers – Forms of Weather is about potential perceptions of the weather—as a premise for a technological or political change of course.

Participating artists: Stefania Batoeva (BG), Daniel Gustav Cramer (DE), Spencer Finch (US), Sebastian Gräfe (DE), George Kuchar (US), Gerhard Lang (DE), Flo Maak (DE), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (ES), Matthias Meyer (DE), Rivane Neuenschwander (BR), Iris Schomaker (DE), Klaus Weber (DE), John Woodman (UK)

Curator: Antje Krause-Wahl (Germany)

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Markt 44 60311 Frankfurt, Germany

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