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Jonas Burgert's Lebendversuch at Kunsthalle Tübingen

by Suzanne on December 8th, 2010

Gift gegen Zeit by Jonas Burgert, oil on canvas, 2009 - click to enlarge

One of the most memorable art discoveries I made this year was undoubtedly Jonas Burgert's gigantic medicine man works of vibrant madness and uncensored genius. I first came face-to-canvas with one of his works at a horribly curated show at Haunch of Venison (that was apparently too embarrassing to be listed in their exhibition archive) and his visions have pleasantly haunted my mind ever since.

So if you happen to live/find yourself in Tübingen, Germany, please don't miss his Lebendversuch show at the Kunsthalle.

Opening reception is this Saturday at 6 PM and the works will be on display until early March 2011. Further details below.

Oh, and, in totally unrelated news, the prestigious Blog ov Thee Day Award goes to: Kim Jong-il Looking at Things

Kalk by Jonas Burgert, oil on canvas, 2008 - click to enlarge

On show: Dec 11, 2010 - Mar 6, 2011

Address: Kunsthalle Tübingen, Philosophenweg 76, 72076 Tübingen, Germany, tel.: +49 (0) 70 71 / 96 91 0 | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 11 AM – 6 PM

Entrance fee: €6

Preview show | Catalogue

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on August 29th, 2010

ALSO on show at Haunch (yes, they’ve got it all. Sex, money, fame, drugs.. and the most beautiful location ever) is possibly the most uninspired and hastily arranged group show this galaxy has ever produced.

Curated by James Lavelle. Which is all kinds of weird. Anyways, I’ve ranted, and it’s okay now. Mainly because Jonas Burgert made it all worth it in retrospect. Thanks, Jonas.

Above is Ein Versuch und Weg from last year which is actually not on show, but Kaltlauf from 2010 is.