Galerie Crone opens the exhibition Malaparte by Peter Welz, taking place on Thursday, 27th February 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in both the ground and first floor of the gallery.
Three new video sculptures are shown that deal exclusively and in great detail with the imposing villa of the poet Curzio Malaparte on the island of Capri.
The sculpture and video artist Peter Welz became known through his studies of movement in space. His many significant works include, amongst others, the installation ‘retranslation unfinished portrait (francis bacon)’ produced in cooperation with the choreographer William Forsythe and shown in the Louvre.
Welz connects to these studies of movement in the series ‘Malaparte’. He develops them further into a definition of space and architecture, which appears to make built structures flow.
The three ‘Malaparte’ video sculptures were created especially for the gallery space. They are presented as an interactive installation and produce a dialogue between two architectural worlds – the sparse, mediterranean poetry of Casa Malaparte, which already inspired great works by Godard, Cocteau und Camus, and the empty white cube of a gallery.
With the exhibition ‘Malaparte’, Peter Welz becomes the newest gallery artist of Galerie Crone.