Kunst Vielfalt / Tirol A-Z
Artistes du Tyrol de A à Z
Art in Tyrol, from A to Z
Once a month, enjoy visual arts for 30 minutes: one session, one artist. Discover with host Catherine Parayre the singularity of various artists from Tyrol, North and South. In English, French and a bit of German.
Ernst Caramelle, Albert Egger-Lienz, Carola Dertnig, Michael Pacher, Eva Schlegel, Alfons Walde, …
Rather than proposing a thematic or chronological approach, this series will quite simply present artists in alphabetical order. We are interested in all periods, genres, movements, and techniques: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, conceptual and installation art, concrete poetry, etc. The objective of the series is to celebrate diverse expressions in the region, rather than a coherent synthesis.
Celebrating diverse expressions
Each session will situate a Tyrolian artist (North and South Tyrol, Trentino) in an art movement or time period, and will present two or three artworks that demonstrate his/her unique perspective and accomplishments.
Presenting artists in alphabetical order is one way not to assume preference, while artificially creating an impression of randomness and an effect of surprise and playful newness. For instance, twentieth-century artist Ernst Caramelle whose fresco-like murals made of watercolours use geometrical forms, will appear before the older Albert Egger-Lienz whose nearly monochromatic palette gave form to monumental works, or painter-sculptor Michael Pacher who, in the fifteenth century, mixed Renaissance and Northern Realism. Or, Carola Dertnig, a feminist performance artist, and Eva Schlegel, known for her public-art projects and her practice of abstraction, figuration and design, will precede seventeenth-century Paul Troger whose late-baroque frescoes are characterized by light colours, as well as Alfons Walde famous for his skiing scenes in the first half of the twentieth century. Mixing visual arts and practices is the key word of this series.