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Tapping on Windows, knocking on Walls | Wim Bosch (Groningen)




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Thursday, 18 January 2018 to Thursday, 15 March 2018

Opening: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7pm

presentation of the new photo edition by Wim Bosch exclusively produced for DAS ESSZIMMER

Closing: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7pm
Artist Talk: Sibylle Feucht, artist and founder of DAS ESSZIMMER, Bonn in conversation with Wim Bosch, Groningen


In his solo exhibition Tapping on Windows,  Wim Bosch shows a selection of new works from the work groups A.L.S. and crumples. – Some of them have been already part of his solo show at the Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud (NL), which ran until 3 December 2017. On the occasion of the opening Wim Bosch will present his new photo edition exclusivly designed for Das Esszimmer.

At the beginning of his artistic career, Wim Bosch initially started with painting before he dedicated himself to photography. This painterly approach is still central and influential for his current work as well as for his handling of the (photographic) image. Wim Bosch comments this as follows: “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. That is, the identification of the subject of a photograph always dominates our perception of it – as it does not, necessarily, in a painting. In this well-known quote, Susan Sontag describes our identification with the photographed object and the unbreakable relationship of the photographic image with reality. It is partly through this specific relationship that I became interested in the medium of photography at a time when I was painting.”

“A constant factor in the photographic work of Wim Bosch is the imagination of our living environment. The human figure is rarely recognizable in it. The built environment in his work serves as a means of perception, to intensely look at what is immediately around us. In his work Bosch wants to depict the fragility of this constructed world. In the latest series Crumpels (2016/17) we see pictures taken from photos. The photo has been edited after printing. The operation consists, for example, of crumpling, cracking, or splashing with paint. Then the photograph was photographed again. The viewer now sees not only the image captured by his camera but also the material and the carrier of the image. A complex and confusing ‚double vision‘ arises. “ (Text for the solo exhibition in the Museum Belvédère, Netherlands)

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Artist ( Description ): 

Wim Bosch lives and works in Groningen (NL) where he  also got his art education at Minerva Art Academy and  gradauted in 1989.

2017 Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen (NL) | You can tell that from here, Galerie Helder, Den Haag (NL) | 2016 Sic transit…, Wallhouse#2, Groningen (NL) | 2013 Silica Valley, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus (DE) | 2012 Photoworks, Kunstverein Bochum, (DE) | 2010 Overgrow, Gasunie, Groningen (NL) | 2009 Fruchtbare Augenblicke, Landeskulturzentrum Salzau, Salzau, (DE) | 2008 Fuzzy Logic, MKgalerie, Rotterdam (NL) | 2007 Galerie Gist, Brummen (NL) | 2005 Erasmus University Gallery, Rotterdam (NL) | MKgalerie, Rotterdam (NL) | 2004 Museum for lost Evidence, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Weltbekannt e.v., Hamburg, (DE) | 2003 MKgalerie, Rotterdam (NL)

group shows (Selection, from 2000)
2016 Friendly Footage, Herbert Gerisch Foundation, Neumunster (DE) | Naar Mankes, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen (NL) | 2014 Huizenzee, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam (NL) | 2013 Centre for Visual Arts Groningen, (NL) | Nordwest Kunst, Die Nominierten der Nordwestkunst 07, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (DE) | Huizenzee, P-art Exhibitionspace, Zwolle (NL) | 2011 Taste my photons, Noorderlicht Photogalerie, Groningen (NL) | MKgalerie Berlin, Berlin, (DE) | 2010 ROOM, galerie with Tsjalling, Groningen (NL) | Stories of the Unseen, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Oost, Amsterdam (NL) | Subjectief venster, MKgalerie Rotterdam (NL) | 2009 MKgalerie, Berlin, (DE) | Transformations, MKgalerie, Rotterdam (NL) | 2008 Trafo, Westwerk, Hamburg, (DE) | 2007            Beyond Photographpy, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam (NL) | PEEP, Westwerk, Hamburg, (DE) | Transposed & Illuminated, Pictura, Dordrecht (NL) | 2006 In Flagranti, Kunstverein Dortmund, (DE) | Art Forum Berlin, with MKgalerie Berlin, (DE) | Spellbound, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim (DE) | 2005 Basics, Galerie Gist, Brummen (NL) | 2004 Trace, Hirschl Contemporary Art, London (UK) | Exit, Museum Coopmanshus, Franeker (NL) | Spellbound, Archipel, Apeldoorn (NL) | 2003 Microscopium, Galerie Gist, Brummen (NL) | Scaletti has left the building, Kontor, Raum für Aktuelle Kunst, Köln, (DE) | 2002 Thus, Kunstruimte SYB, Beetsterzwaag (NL) | Caleidoscopium, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, (DE) | 2001 Locus Suspectus, Outline kunstruimte, Amsterdam (NL) | Interieur, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Groningen (NL) | En Bloc, MKgalerie, Rotterdam (NL)


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Venue ( Address ): 

Das Esszimmer – Raum für Kunst+,Mechenstrasse 25

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