Martin Reichmann. Hyper!ons Epiphysis

21.06.2024 - 22.09.2024
Martin Reichmann. Hyper!ons Epiphysis

Massive sculptures, rubble-like remains — the works of Martin Reichmann have a brutish character. His favorite material is concrete, a substance that he transforms into coarse sculptures which not infrequently become a central part of spatial stagings or performances. Trash and Antiquity, pop culture and the cultivation of remembrance, as well as a wide variety of narratives encounter each other here and are interconnect into an impressive amalgam which, situated in the “debris of today,” allows both perspectives, towards the future and into the past, in equal measure. Because the question arises: Quo vadis? Where is this society headed?

Arising at the Weserburg on the occasion of his first institutional exhibition is a large environment, a rubble landscape covering the entire area devoted to the exhibition. For this purpose, Reichmann has gathered heaped-up sculptures including casts of loudspeakers and horse-heads along with found pieces, debris and objects of all sorts which relate to cultural goods from various eras and epochs. Or to put it in the artist’s own words: “ruined remains, enameled stories, calcified brains.” The setting is complemented by video works. Moreover, there are plans for an artist’s publication printed on newspaper.

Martin Reichmann (*1989) lives and works in Bremen. He studied at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel and at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, where in 2022 he  received his degree as a master student of Ingo Vetter. In 2022, Reichmann  received the Karin Hollweg Prize, one of the most generously endowed awards of all the art academies in Germany.

 

Opening: June 20, 2024, 7 pm

Admission free

Exhibition in the project space

Curated by Ingo Clauß