The exhibition title “Carte du Ciel” was derived by Wendelin Pressl from an international project that involved the mapping of the night sky by means of photography. The project was initiated in 1887 by the Paris astronomer Ernst Mouchez, but ultimately failed because it was caught up in more modern techniques.
Wendelin Pressl, who in his art also partly attempts to thematize utopias and theoretical constructs, believes that this sometimes fails him, too, because reality sometimes simply catches up with you.
In the exhibition itself, Wendelin Pressl tells us a story about the old dream of mankind, “The flight to the stars”.
From observing the night sky to the actual flight to the stars, Pressl traces this dream for us in a pseudo-scientific way. Wendelin Pressl’s universe is large, like the imagination of a child who seeks and finds its insights in everything and everyone.
Wendelin Pressl’s works read like experimental arrangements, because he always seems to be interested in breaking reality down into individual particles. He then reassembles them in his own individual way and combines them rich in associations.
Text: Lucas Cuturi
Lucas Cuturi will speak at the opening ceremony on 7 September at 7 p.m.
Duration of exhibition from 8 to 27 September 2012 Galerie Kaethe Zwach, Weyregger Strasse 11, 4861 Schörfling am Attersee
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and by appointment by telephone or e-mail.
Links: www.kunstnet.at/zwach/index.html, www.wendelinpressl.com