»TIM BRUENING & FRANK PABST – FÜR DAS BISSCHEN NACHWELT«
GALERIE HINTERCONTI · VERNISSAGE: 4. SEPTEMBER · 19:00 — 23:00
AFTERSHOW-PARTY + SURPRISE ACT, 23:00, KOMET MUSIK BAR
Exhibition: 5. — 20. September 2015
Galerie Hinterconti · Marktstrasse 40 a · 20357 Hamburg
Open: Thu — Sun, 16:00 — 20:00
Tim Bruening remembers his uncle, the artist Frank Pabst. Only hours after Pabst’s death, Bruening visited his uncle’s apartment and photographed his belongings. For his art, Pabst used different materials to deal with motives that draw from various sources such as music culture or shamanism. Quite obsessively, he had arranged his works in some sort of ongoing installation. Through the combination of drawings, found objects and sculptural works, reoccurring themes center around death and symbolic circles in a very unique icogonography that is strongly linked to Pabst’s personal life. Beyond his own intimate view on his uncle, Bruening’s photos reveal the underlying aesthetics of Pabst’s unique work. At first, a photo of a dead butterfly that has been long forgotten in a cigarette case feels like a short, subjective association, until it slowly transcends into a still life, the longer you take look at it.
Tim Bruening remembers Frank Pabst, asking us what memories are really made of.