PART 2:
 
TACTILE
VISIONS

      THE
HAPTIC
EYE


30 OCT - 30 JAN

The Haptic Eye: Part 2 “Tactile Visions” focuses on the nature of optical stimulation, which is to say how color and the sensate qualities of various materials can generate a retinal charge, and have the capacity to enervate extended sensory experiences.

Whereas The Haptic Eye: Part 1 “Eyes of the Skin” focused on materials and objects that might relate in some way to the body, “Tactile Visions” chooses to express wider sensory experiences of eye and mind, ocular capacities that are broadened through extended sensory perception, where visual experience as the effect can often lead to and provoke an intuitive sense of immanent affect. As with “Eyes of the Skin” in “Tactile Visions” the emphasis continues to stress haptic qualities such as malleable and pliable presence, but at the same time they are inflected towards ocular-feelings of touch as a sensory abstraction—experiences that might well be called an expansion of the empathetic gaze

An emphasis is placed on the variability of image and viewing subjectivity of contents, bringing together image materials and cultural sources and histories that might not otherwise commonly be brought into immediate juxtaposition. The interaction between the ethnic variables is made to increase awareness of each works’ capacities to create a different haptic sense in the viewer. The pictorial causality of effect may vary from the purely coloristic to specific details that suggest other intellectual invocations.

“…Imagination is always seen to be the faculty of forming images. But it is rather the faculty of deforming the images offered by perception, of freeing ourselves from the immediate images: it is especially the faculty of changing images. If there is not a changing of images, an unexpected union of images, there is no imagination, no imaginative action.”

Gaston Bachelard
Air and Dreams: An Essay on Imagination and Movement, 2002

 

Artists:

Zofia Butrymowicz

Natasha Yudina

Susan Hefuna

Margret Eicher

Emo de Medeiros

Jolanta Owidzka

Lizette Chirrime

Magda Skupinska

Charles Chamot

Curated by

Mark Gisbourne

 

Canion II, 1975
Canion II, 1975

ZOFIA BUTRYMOWICZ

EUR 30,000 + VAT

Venus in fur, 2017
Venus in fur, 2017

NATASHA YUDINA

 EUR 19,000 + VAT

Warm letter, 2017
Warm letter, 2017

NATASHA YUDINA

EUR 6,000 + VAT

Lenin's winter attire, 2017
Lenin's winter attire, 2017

NATASHA YUDINA

EUR 13,000 + VAT

Be One, 2015
Be One, 2015

SUSAN HEFUNA

 EUR 18,000 + VAT 
Angst eats Soul, 2015
Angst eats Soul, 2015

SUSAN HEFUNA

 EUR 18,000 + VAT 
Posthuman Dance of Death, 2017
Posthuman Dance of Death, 2017

MARGRET EICHER

EUR 28,000 + VAT

The Judgement of Paris 2, 2013
The Judgement of Paris 2, 2013

MARGRET EICHER

EUR 32,000 + VAT

La Grande Bouffe, 2019
La Grande Bouffe, 2019

MARGRET EICHER

EUR 23,000 + VAT

(...for the black phoenix shall rise), 2017
(...for the black phoenix shall rise), 2017

EMO DE MEDEIROS 

EUR 13,250 + VAT

Interrupted Space II, 1998
Interrupted Space II, 1998

JOLANTA OWIDZKA

EUR 30,000 + VAT

Trasa X-II, 1978
Trasa X-II, 1978

JOLANTA OWIDZKA

EUR 30,000 + VAT

Echo, 1975
Echo, 1975

JOLANTA OWIDZKA

EUR 25,000 + VAT

Headless World, 2018
Headless World, 2018

LIZETTE CHIRRIME

EUR 7,000 + VAT

Composing the Matter of Time, 2017
Composing the Matter of Time, 2017

JOLANTA OWIDZKA

EUR 20,000 + VAT

Finding Balance, 2018
Finding Balance, 2018

LIZETTE CHIRRIME

EUR 7,500 + VAT

Nabata (Width in Isthmus Zapotec), 2019
Nabata (Width in Isthmus Zapotec), 2019

MAGDA SKUPINSKA

EUR 10,100 + VAT

Daca (Grass in Cajono Zapotec), 2019
Daca (Grass in Cajono Zapotec), 2019

MAGDA SKUPINSKA

EUR 7,200 + VAT

Horses, 1979
Horses, 1979

CHARLES CHAMOT

EUR 12,000 + VAT

PART 1: THE EYES
OF THE SKIN

      THE
HAPTIC
EYE


18 SEP - 30 DEC

The Haptic Eye is conceived as a series of online exhibitions of soft sculpture, objects, and variable materials that focus upon visual assimilations in the context of a multisensory and expanded field of artistic production. In the current post-quarantine context of social distancing and physical separation, it seems imperative to focus anew on those sensory experiences that have been diminished in the immediate pandemic situation. While the exhibition is online and optically directed, attempts have been made to generate, what Gaston Bachelard referred to “polyphony of the senses,” to acknowledge that visual aesthetic experiences come from the fact that the eye collaborates with the body and the other senses in a state of continuous interaction.

The Haptic Eye exhibitions take on a particular orientation shaped by visual sensory experiences, subtlety shifting the emphasis encompassed by the metaphor of haptic vision. Hence they will focus on immediate sensory qualities that are common to the various works presented. Each presentation will shift the emphasis around ideas of malleability, soft materials configured, or uniquely manipulated into given shapes without the effects of rupture breaking or cracking. Also pliability, the use of materials that are flexible, easily bent, elastic, and often open to a variable presentation. The works may be foldable, stackable, or accumulative in presentation, have transportability, and they are easily conveyed from location to installation.   

THE HAPTIC EYE PART 1: “The Eyes of the Skin”

The first exhibition puts the emphasis on touch and the body, soft sculpture works, or objects that have a sense of palpable tactility. Unlike soft sculpture in the expanded field as determined by late modernism in the seventies and eighties, in this instance the focus is placed on the phenomenal qualities of the works, evoking body-based ideas of the pelt, mantle, habitat, and in consequence, the increased capacities of sensory awareness are brought about by the innovative materials used by the artist.

 

 

Artists:

Shaarbek Amankul

Birgit Dieker

Sheila Hicks

Ritzi & Peter Jacobi

Marie Claire Messouma Manlanbien

Aiko Tezuka

Günter Weseler 

Magda (Vitalyos) Ziman

Curated by

Mark Gisbourne

 

Mutterkuchen – 04 (Circulation), 2019
Mutterkuchen – 04 (Circulation), 2019

AIKO TEZUKA

EUR 15,000 + VAT

Loosening Fabric #6 (Entangled)
2017
Loosening Fabric #6 (Entangled) 2017

AIKO TEZUKA

EUR 23,000 + VAT

Fragile Surface (Mutterkuchen)–2019-003
Fragile Surface (Mutterkuchen)–2019-003

AIKO TEZUKA

EUR 4,800 + VAT

Sister K, 2016
Sister K, 2016

SHEILA HICKS

 EUR 26,000 + VAT

Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018

SHEILA HICKS

EUR 70,000 + VAT

Small Vertical Relief, 1974/75
Small Vertical Relief, 1974/75

RITZI & PETER JACOBI

CONTACT FOR PRICE
Oval Pillow, ca. 1971/72
Oval Pillow, ca. 1971/72

RITZI & PETER JACOBI

EUR 15,000 + VAT

Red Textile Relief, 1979
Red Textile Relief, 1979

RITZI & PETER JACOBI

EUR 95,000 + VAT

Edge of Darkness, 2013
Edge of Darkness, 2013

RITZI JACOBI

EUR 38,000 + VAT

Baumstamm Überwucherung, 1973
Baumstamm Überwucherung, 1973

GÜNTER WESELER

EUR 35,000 + VAT

Having a Cup of Tea, no. 108, 1975
Having a Cup of Tea, no. 108, 1975

GÜNTER WESELER

EUR 5,500 + VAT

Rosie, 2007
Rosie, 2007

BIRGIT DIEKER

EUR 30,000 + VAT

Birgit Dieker Zwiebellook1 2017
Zwiebellook, 2017

BIRGIT DIEKER

EUR 4,200 + VAT

Hell und heil, 2015
Hell und heil, 2015

BIRGIT DIEKER

EUR 36,000 + VAT

The Sea, 1989
The Sea, 1989

MAGDA (VITALYOS) ZIMAN

EUR 14,000 + VAT

Structure, 1980
Structure, 1980

MAGDA (VITALYOS) ZIMAN

EUR 11,000 + VAT

Sun, 1989
Sun, 1989

MAGDA (VITALYOS) ZIMAN

EUR 8,000 + VAT

Taming the wild, 2020
Taming the wild, 2020

SHAARBEK AMANKUL

EUR 20,000 + VAT

Moving into the future, 2020
Moving into the future, 2020

SHAARBEK AMANKUL

EUR 20,000 + VAT

Nomad Game Kok Boru, 2020
Nomad Game Kok Boru, 2020

SHAARBEK AMANKUL

EUR 20,000 + VAT

Mater #7 Ladies’ Garden, 2016
Mater #7 Ladies’ Garden, 2016
No Name, 2017
No Name, 2017