08 March – 12 July 2020
David Renggli: Bongos at the Lido
Opening: Sunday, 08 March 2020, 11 am
David Renggli’s oeuvre is permeated with humour, poetry as well as musicality and comes to expression in the form of sculptures, conceptual painting and complex multimedia presentations. In addition, there are appropriations of pictorial languages from both everyday life and the traditions of cultural history, with contributions from ancient sculpture as well as pictures from the tabloid press and fashion magazines. Renngli’s works are also based on his wide-ranging collection of vintage erotic publications which, alongside paraphrases of ideals of beauty, are likewise characterised by sophisticated and innovative graphic designs.
With a wry wink of the eyes, David Renggli directs an ironical gaze towards the cult of beauty, forms of self-optimisation and instances of narcissistic self-referentiality; he uses collages embellished with painting to integrate his comments and reflections into a comprehensive pictorial atlas. As a Neo-Dadaist, David Renggli is entirely devoted to the free play of art – and occasionally also of music.
With deep gratitude we thank the Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia for its gracious support.
31 January – 23 February 2020
we grew some eyes
Master pupils of the Weißenhof Programme of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
Nina Joanna Bergold,Jochen Damian Fischer, Franziska Sophie Geissler, Johanna Mangold, Lisa Moll, Jonas Maria Ried, Vladimir Unkovic
Opening: Thursday, 30 January 2020, 7:00 pm
The graduates of the Weißenhof Programme of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart are presenting their works in the Villa Merkel, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, from 31 January to 23 February. Entitled we grew some eyes, the presentation brings together the multifaceted projects of Nina Joanna Bergold,Jochen Damian Fischer, Franziska Sophie Geissler, Johanna Mangold, Lisa Moll, Jonas Maria Ried and Vladimir Unkovic.
With their various positions, the seven master pupils offer a wide range of art extending from classical media such as photography and painting all the way to cross-media research projects, large-scale spatial installations and virtual reality. Historical facts, nature, interplay between genres such as music and painting, and also the artist’s individual dream world furnish the contents serving as a basis for these extremely diverse projects.