Florian Neufeldt – Stray Currents

Roma - 24/02/2017 : 27/05/2017

Neufeldt prosegue la sua ricerca intorno ai rapporti tra architetture, oggetti e materia, un percorso che si fonda sulla concezione dello spazio soprattutto in termini di spazio mentale.

Informazioni

  • Luogo: THE GALLERY APART
  • Indirizzo: via Francesco Negri 43 - Roma - Lazio
  • Quando: dal 24/02/2017 - al 27/05/2017
  • Vernissage: 24/02/2017 ore 18
  • Autori: Florian Neufeldt
  • Generi: arte contemporanea, personale
  • Orari: dal martedì al sabato 15,00 - 19,00 e su appuntamento

Comunicato stampa

The Gallery Apart è orgogliosa di presentare STRAY CURRENTS, la terza personale in galleria di Florian Neufeldt, artista tedesco di stanza a Berlino. Neufeldt prosegue la sua ricerca intorno ai rapporti tra architetture, oggetti e materia, un percorso che si fonda sulla concezione dello spazio soprattutto in termini di spazio mentale

Le opere di Neufeldt, infatti, sono la risultante di un processo di decostruzione e ricostruzione che avviene anzitutto a livello di pensiero, a partire dalle suggestioni fornite all’artista dalle potenzialità che egli intravede nell’immaginare le trasformazioni a cui sottopone gli oggetti utilizzati come basi di partenza per le sculture.

Gli oggetti di scarto che compongono l’immaginario di riferimento dell’artista non sono raccolti, selezionati e utilizzati come oggetti trovati, bensì come materia suscettibile di trasformazione. A Neufeldt interessa l’identità dell’oggetto prescelto e quella della forma nuova che egli dona all’oggetto stesso, identità che sono unite da una linea differenziale che salva il ricordo dell’oggetto di partenza e nel contempo crea una nuova forma dotata di una forte valenza di astrazione. Sono due metà di una unità che trova completamento nella percezione prima visuale e poi mentale. Il che crea un circolo virtuoso: l’opera nasce nella mente dell’artista, transita per la trasformazione della materia, viene catturata dallo sguardo dello spettatore per concludere il suo viaggio nella mente di quest’ultimo.

STRAY CURRENTS concerne appunto il modo in cui vengono percepiti gli oggetti d’uso comune, con particolare riferimento alla relazione che essi intrecciano con l’energia, sotto forma di energia elettrica, nel momento in cui vengono trattati e modificati in modo da divenire dispositivi conduttori attraverso cui far correre un flusso di elettricità che in parte si disperde nell’ambiente esterno. Le opere esposte sono direttamente collegate all’impianto elettrico della galleria, cosicché l’attivazione o la disattivazione della corrente elettrica influisce direttamente sulla loro essenza di oggetti inerti ovvero conduttori. L’opera viene dunque attivata in questa funzione di conduzione di energia, in senso simbolico ma anche in senso materiale.

Alle sculture Neufeldt affianca una serie fotografica in bianco e nero che trae origine sempre dalla trasformazione di oggetti (sedie) e dal loro utilizzo come conduttori di energia. L’artista parte anche in questo caso da sculture attraverso le quali viene fatta transitare l’energia elettrica che alimenta il proiettore che rimanda l’immagine sul muro. Dopo averle fotografate, le sculture, esse vengono riportate alla loro forma e funzione originaria di sedie, seppure rinnovate con il ricorso a sedute e schienali realizzati con materiale isolante. Ne derivano opere ibride, giacché ogni fotografia contribuisce a comporre con la sedia di riferimento un’unica opera che coinvolge e racchiude in sé scultura, fotografia e video. Un incedere che sottolinea quanto importante sia per l’artista l’aspetto processuale della formazione dell’opera al fine di evidenziarne l’elemento che ne caratterizza la genesi: il pensiero.





SCHEDA INFORMATIVA
MOSTRA: Florian Neufeldt –Stray Currents
LUOGO: The Gallery Apart – Via Francesco Negri, 43, Roma
INAUGURAZIONE: venerdì 24 febbraio 2017
DURATA MOSTRA: 25.02.2017 – 29.04.2017
ORARI MOSTRA: dal martedì al sabato 15,00 - 19,00 e su appuntamento
INFORMAZIONI: The Gallery Apart – tel/fax 0668809863 – [email protected] – www.thegalleryapart.it

THE GALLERY APART - Via Francesco Negri 43 - 00154 Roma, tel/fax: (+39) 06 68809863 - [email protected] - www.thegalleryapart.it
FLORIAN NEUFELDT
Nato a Bonn nel 1976. Vive e lavora a Berlino.



MOSTRE PERSONALI (selezione)
2015 Vehikel, with a photo of Christin Kaiser, temporary art space ʃtaʦion, Berlino
2014 øysteinaasanvaerk>stedflorianneufeldt An exhibition in three stages, nother Space, Copenhagen
Soliloqui, The Gallery Apart, Roma
2013 Wechsel der Beleuchtung, Espace Surplus le Grand, Berlin
Parallels Crossing in Infinity, with Matthias Ströckel, curated by K. Barutzki, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Under the Weather, con Alona Rodeh, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 Zwischen den Türen, NUN, Berlin
Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing survives like survival, Ozean, Berlin
2011 Im Nacken, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin Quelques coins et un cercle, rue de Tourtille, Paris
2010 More Or the Same, The Gallery Apart and 26cc, Rome
DURCHUNDDURCH, dreizehn / thirteen, Berlin
Spot°light (SPTLT): FLORIAN NEUFELDT, Nusser&Baumgart, Munich
CUTS BOTH WAYS, Galeri Opdahl, Stavanger
2009 Planke, Praterstraße 48, Wien
I and it, it and I, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin


MOSTRE COLLETTIVE (selezione)
2016 Regulars, Actually, Galleri Opdhal Stavanger
HAUS am KLEISTPARK – Exhibition for the 14th Art Award, Komunale Galerien Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
Geheimnis, Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam
Höhenrausch, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlino
2015 Blue Moon – The Feeling of Light, a cura di C. Nichols, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt (D)
Self Storage, Another Space, Copenhagen
Locker Out Of Order, a cura di F. Elntrt, oqbo / raum für bild wort und ton, Berlino
2014 The Circular Ruins, a cura di Jean-Marc Avrilla, Meetfactory e Institut français de Prague, Praga
2013 homecomings, horse, Berlin
Schweben?, oqbo, Berlin
parasite, Ozean, Berlin
2012 Florian Neufeldt, Philipp Leissing und Martin Roth, Ve.sch, Wien
Kopf an kopf, Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam e. V., Potsdam
ILOVIT, Copenhagen Art Festival, various venues, Copenhagen
Kunst Residenz, in Bad Gastein, final group show, Bad Gastein, Austria
Mesmerized, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin
The Passions. A drama in five acts, curated by C. Nichols, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
The dog days of entropy, Nationalmuseum, Berlin
Nothing Suceeds Like Success, And Nothing Survives Like Survival, Ozean, Berlin
2011 Hear Me Out, curated by C. Casorati e C. L. Pisano, CIAC Museum, Genazzano
KÜNSTLERISCHE PRODUKTION Eine Gruppenausstellung, espace surplus, Berlin
SITE, curated by K. Dietrich-Kröck and C. Nichols, Kunstraum Potsdam
KOH-I-NOR, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Uncanny Valley – Unvertrautes Heim, curated by M. Schumacher and B. Baumann, Architektursommer Gruppenausstellung – Praterstraße Berlin, curated by L. Weißgerber, Praterstraße Berlin
2010 On a Boat, curated by S. Teitge, Boot Helene, Berlin
Curated Sculpture, curated by P. Wirz and M. Birchall, Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart
Plus - Vorrübergehender Übe, Plus - Vorrübergehender Überschuss, curated by B. Springer, espace surplus, Berlin
CIRCUS HEIN, Open Space, Art Cologne
Circle Work, Parkhaus, Berlin
dreizehn / thirteen - Praeludium - a group show, dreizehn / thirteen, Berlin
Fröhliche Gesellschaft - Editionen, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine Genève and Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart
2009 Circus Hein, curated by J. Hein, Atelier Alexander Calder,
Saché and FRAC, Orléans, Francia
Site Specific! - Zur Ortsspezifizität junger Positionen, curated by B. Springer, Kunsthaus Potsdam
State of the Art, Art Copenhagen
Continuous Perspectives # 2, Galerie Nusser&Baumgart, Leipzig
Aus der Tiefe des Raumes, Institut Rheinumschlag, Düsseldorf

The Gallery Apart is proud to present STRAY CURRENTS, the third solo show hosted in the Gallery’s spaces by Florian Neufeldt, German artist based in Berlin. Neufeldt carries on his research on the relationships between architectures, objects and matter, a path based on the idea of space, particularly with regard to mental space. The works by Neufeldt, indeed, are the result of a process of deconstruction and reconstruction which mostly takes place at thought level, starting from the evocative impressions offered to the artist by the expressive potential he himself sees in imagining the transformations to which he submits the objects used as starting points for his sculptures.

The objets trouvés that make up the artist’s imaginary are not collected, selected and used as found objects, but as matter capable of being transformed. Neufeldt is interested in the identity of the selected object and in the identity of the new shape he donates to that object, identities that are linked by a line differential which saves the memory of the previous object and, at the same time, creates a new shape provided with a strong power of abstraction. They are two halves of the same whole that finds its completion first in the visual and then in the mental perception. And this creates a vicious circle: the work comes to life in the artist’s mind and passes through the transformation of the matter, it is captured by the beholders’ eye to end its journey in their mind.

STRAY CURRENTS deals indeed with the way everyday use objects are perceived, particularly exploring their relationship with energy, in the form of electric energy, when they are processed and modified so as to become conductor devices throughout which current flows, and which partly is dispersed into the environment. The works on display are connected with the Gallery’s electrical system, so that the activation or deactivation of the electrical current directly influences their essence as inert objects, that is their being conductors. The work is therefore activated in this function of energy conduction, in a symbolic and also material sense.

Alongside the sculptures, Neufeldt arranges a series of black and white photographic images originated from the transformation of objects (chairs) and from their use as conductors of energy. The artist, in this case as well, starts from the sculptures through which electricity flows, electricity that goes to the projector in order to throw the image on the wall. After having photographed the sculptures, these are given back to their original shape and function as chairs. At this point the photo captures the sculptures to which the artist assigns an ephemeral destiny, although renewed by using seats and seatbacks created with insulating material. The outcome is a hybrid artwork, since each picture contributes to compose along with the chair a complete work that involves and includes in itself sculpture, photography and video. A practice that highlights the importance of the art-making process to the artist in order to underline the element that characterizes its genesis: thought.


FACT SHEET
EXHIBITION: Florian Neufeldt –Stray Currents
VENUE: The Gallery Apart – Via Francesco Negri, 43, Roma
VERNISSAGE: Friday, 24 February 2017
DURATA MOSTRA: 25.02.2017 – 29.04.2017
EXHIBIT OPENING HOURS: Tuesday- Saturday 3.00 pm – 7.00 and by appointment
INFO: The Gallery Apart – tel/fax +39 0668809863 – [email protected] – www.thegalleryapart.it






THE GALLERY APART - Via Francesco Negri 43 - 00154 Roma, tel/fax: (+39) 06 68809863 - [email protected] - www.thegalleryapart.it
FLORIAN NEUFELDT
Born in Bonn in 1976. He lives and works in Berlin.



SOLO SHOWS (a selection)
2015 Vehikel, with a photo of Christin Kaiser, temporary art space ʃtaʦion, Berlino
2014 øysteinaasanvaerk>stedflorianneufeldt An exhibition in three stages, nother Space, Copenhagen
Soliloqui, The Gallery Apart, Roma
2013 Wechsel der Beleuchtung, Espace Surplus le Grand, Berlin
Parallels Crossing in Infinity, with Matthias Ströckel, curated by K. Barutzki, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Under the Weather, con Alona Rodeh, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 Zwischen den Türen, NUN, Berlin
Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing survives like survival, Ozean, Berlin
2011 Im Nacken, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin Quelques coins et un cercle, rue de Tourtille, Paris
2010 More Or the Same, The Gallery Apart and 26cc, Rome
DURCHUNDDURCH, dreizehn / thirteen, Berlin
Spot°light (SPTLT): FLORIAN NEUFELDT, Nusser&Baumgart, Munich
CUTS BOTH WAYS, Galeri Opdahl, Stavanger
2009 Planke, Praterstraße 48, Wien
I and it, it and I, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin


GROUP SHOWS (selection)
2016 Regulars, Actually, Galleri Opdhal Stavanger
HAUS am KLEISTPARK – Exhibition for the 14th Art Award, Komunale Galerien Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
Geheimnis, Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam
Höhenrausch, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlino
2015 Blue Moon – The Feeling of Light, a cura di C. Nichols, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt (D)
Self Storage, Another Space, Copenhagen
Locker Out Of Order, a cura di F. Elntrt, oqbo / raum für bild wort und ton, Berlino
2014 The Circular Ruins, a cura di Jean-Marc Avrilla, Meetfactory e Institut français de Prague, Praga
2013 homecomings, horse, Berlin
Schweben?, oqbo, Berlin
parasite, Ozean, Berlin
2012 Florian Neufeldt, Philipp Leissing und Martin Roth, Ve.sch, Wien
Kopf an kopf, Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam e. V., Potsdam
ILOVIT, Copenhagen Art Festival, various venues, Copenhagen
Kunst Residenz, in Bad Gastein, final group show, Bad Gastein, Austria
Mesmerized, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin
The Passions. A drama in five acts, curated by C. Nichols, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
The dog days of entropy, Nationalmuseum, Berlin
Nothing Suceeds Like Success, And Nothing Survives Like Survival, Ozean, Berlin
2011 Hear Me Out, curated by C. Casorati e C. L. Pisano, CIAC Museum, Genazzano
KÜNSTLERISCHE PRODUKTION Eine Gruppenausstellung, espace surplus, Berlin
SITE, curated by K. Dietrich-Kröck and C. Nichols, Kunstraum Potsdam
KOH-I-NOR, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Uncanny Valley – Unvertrautes Heim, curated by M. Schumacher and B. Baumann, Architektursommer Gruppenausstellung – Praterstraße Berlin, curated by L. Weißgerber, Praterstraße Berlin
2010 On a Boat, curated by S. Teitge, Boot Helene, Berlin
Curated Sculpture, curated by P. Wirz and M. Birchall, Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart
Plus - Vorrübergehender Übe, Plus - Vorrübergehender Überschuss, curated by B. Springer, espace surplus, Berlin
CIRCUS HEIN, Open Space, Art Cologne
Circle Work, Parkhaus, Berlin
dreizehn / thirteen - Praeludium - a group show, dreizehn / thirteen, Berlin
Fröhliche Gesellschaft - Editionen, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine Genève and Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart
2009 Circus Hein, curated by J. Hein, Atelier Alexander Calder,
Saché and FRAC, Orléans, Francia
Site Specific! - Zur Ortsspezifizität junger Positionen, curated by B. Springer, Kunsthaus Potsdam
State of the Art, Art Copenhagen
Continuous Perspectives # 2, Galerie Nusser&Baumgart, Leipzig
Aus der Tiefe des Raumes, Institut Rheinumschlag, Düsseldorf