Marc Aldinger – still-living

The work `still-living´ considers the aesthetics and meaning of objects unnoticed in urban space in our disposable culture – still lifes. The objects have been photographed on the streets of Berlin. Objects of our every day culture like colorful drink cans, scrunched and driven over, take away cups crumpled, leftover food careless scrapped.
Still life in the European art tradition is about lifeless and motionless objects. The choice of objects was substantial (often symbolic) and an aesthetic issue. The concern of the painters was on one hand to conceive the objects of nature and everyday life and at the same time to communicate an encoded message.

The issue of still life works in Baroque was the wealth of individuals, of aristocrats and the rich bourgeois. Beside the opulence impermanence was a central aspect in still life works. The opulence was shown by realistic and sumptuous embodiment of grapes, apples, the decoration with flowers, food in abundance and wine in beautiful wineglasses. This display of opulence was sometimes combined with signs of impermanence like dead animals, skulls or a candle.

The work `still-living´ is a contemporary interpretation of the classical still life. It´s not about the richness of individuals. It´s about the richness of our society.The theme of vanitas plays a central role. In the centre of the work is a dead pigeon – as a sign of impermanence of worldly life. Their wings are widly spread. It´s lying on the asphalt. You can see it´s featherfin plumage in all their nuances of colours – beautiful and impermanent.
The whole scenerie is contemplated by a creature in a golden yellow fur – looking through a glas vitrine on still-living.






TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.