February 23, 2017
Svenja Deininger in conversation with Ulrich Loock
Artist talk/Exhibition talk
An event of the Friends of the Secession (in English)
Svenja Deininger, born in 1974 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna. The artist first studied in Münster under conceptual artist Timm Ulrichs and later painting under Albert Oehlen in Düsseldorf Her idiosyncratic pictorial composition on the one hand and, on the other, the specific way in which the painting is designed layer by layer is characteristic of her works, which balance between abstraction and a figuration that is – at least – hinted at.
With numerous solo exhibitions among others in Norton Museum, Palm Beach (2017); Martin Janda, Vienna (2017, 2013, 2010); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2015, 2013); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome (2015); Kunsthalle Krems/Factory, Krems (2012) Deininger is known to an international public.
Ulrich Loock, born in 1953 in Braunschweig, lives in Berlin. From 1985 to 2010 he was Director of the Kunsthalle Bern, Kunstmuseum Luzern, then Deputy Director at Museu de Serralves in Porto. Loock organised numerous exhibitions with artists like Tatjana Doll, Eberhard Havekost, Johannes Kahrs, Katharina Grosse or Erik van Lieshout. He has published monographic catalogues to accompany exhibitions and text contributions in a great variety of publications. He currently lectures at HKB Bern University of the Arts in Bern and works as freelance critic and curator.