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March 16, 2016

Tillman Kaiser


The Impossibility of Being
Exhibition: March 17-April 30, 2016
Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Kunsthalle Exnergasse

February 21, 2013

Tillman Kaiser - The World Seen as a Disc


The World Seen as a Disc, 2011 is printed on Alternative Apparel and American Apparel t-shirts for men and women.


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June 22, 2012

Tillman Kaiser at Wilkinson Gallery


Kaiser's is an art that draws a line between itself and the 20th Century by seeking, not to be different, but to exist differently. A difference in attitude, in other words. And across the spectrum of contemporary thought, doesn't this attitude seem to be the hallmark of the 21st Century?

Tillman Kaiser: The Truth and The Abstract Blues
Wilkinson Gallery
June 22 - July 22, 2012

October 06, 2010

Intervention: Tillman Kaiser at Belvedere

The Birth of Christ
October 6 - January 30, 2001
For his intervention at the Belvedere, Kaiser has dealt with three medieval sculptures preserved in the museum’s collection. The artist contrasts Hans Klocker’s figures of the Virgin Mary and St Joseph from a Nativity scene with latest technology, having replaced the missing Christ Child with a dropping missile, the symbol of destructive power, which is installed behind the holy couple in the form of a piece of wallpaper. Next to this group and facing away from it appears the figure of St Peter Enthroned as Pope, a masterfully carved work from the Viennese workshop of Jakob Kaschauer. Kaiser repeats the elaborate drapery of the papal garment in the cardboard construction of his newly designed pedestal, which is considerable taller, thus amalgamating the vocabularies of form of the fifteenth and twenty-first centuries. St Peter is juxtaposed to a dark geometric sculpture entitled Shadow. Kaiser’s black lacquered objects have a Futurist touch about them, but simultaneously they seem to be borrowings from the 1920s or the 1970s. After all, the figures are reminiscent of the terrifying characters appearing in the utopian films from those decades. The motif of the flying missile derives from an old Chinese postcard, an objet trouvéthe artist detected on one of his travels and added to his archives. However, Kaiser has turned the picture upside down, so that the rocket does not rise, but drops. It this about the glorification of technology and progress according to some modern religion or the archaic image of a merciless, brutal God? Kaiser leaves it to the spectators to decide for themselves.

July 23, 2009

Wallworks at YBCA

Tillman Kaiser is one of the artists chosen to take part in Wallworks, the highly anticipated curatorial debut of Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Art's newly appointed Director of Visual Arts. For the exhibition, YBCA has commissioned local, regional and international artists to use the literal aspects of YBCA's architectural space as a starting point to create new large-scale works directly on the walls of both its galleries and its public spaces. Participating artists in Wallworks along side Kaiser are Makoto Aida, Edgar Arceneaux, Chris Finley, Odili Donald Odita, Amanda Ross-Ho, Yehudit Sasportas and Leslie Shows. For more information about the exhibition please visit www.ybca.org

April 16, 2009

Hallucination Engine

Tillman Kaiser will open his first solo exhibition in London at Wilkinson Gallery this evening. The show will run through May 24th. For more information please visit www.wilkinsongallery.com