Thomas Zipp’s exhibition with the title Task Dependence of the Effect of Standards on the Perception of a Series of Objects at the gallery SVIT in Prague narrates to several spheres in our society. In this installation Thomas Zipp thematizes his long-time interest in the research in the area of psychophysics, specifically in the relationship of man to plants. The exhibition transform human (life) cycles to basic elements such as feeding; plants as eatable form, instrument as entertainment. The gallery space is transformed into a laboratory, where the artist and his colleagues present performances; they play music – and hope that they influence the plants; if not the plants, then in any case the observers. In the interview Zdenek Felix talks about the background of Thomas Zipp’s project and the installation on display. Thomas Zipp talks in detail about the specially produced new works. The show runs until Januar 18, 2014.
Thomas Zipp (b. 1966 in Heppenheim, living in Berlin). His work has been presented in major exhibitions by leading museums and galleries internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Palazzo Rossini-Revedin, Venice; Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York City; Oldenburger Kunstverein; Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Kunstraum Innsbruck; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr; Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim; Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica; Kunsthalle Nürnberg; Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin; Autocenter, Berlin; Bonner Kunstverein; The Saatchi Gallery, London; Tate Modern, London; ZKM Karlsruhe; 4. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst; 3rd Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, etc. Thomas Zipp is represented by Galerie Guido W Baudach in Berlin; Alison Jacques Gallery in London; Patricia Low Contemporary in Gstaad; Harris Lieberman in New York; and Patrick Painter and China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles.
Thomas Zipp: Task Dependence of the Effect of Standards on the Perception of a Series of Objects at SVIT, Prague (Czech Republic); Interview with Zdenek Felix and Thomas Zipp, November 29, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval and Tom Eisenberg.
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