Hartmut Austen will present a selection of paintings and drawings in the exhibition titled
Künstliche und künstlerische Intelligenz (Artificial and Artistic Intelligence) with an opening reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5pm. Artists Adriana Mikolaskova Nautsch, Ernst Thoma and Hartmut Austen will be present. A Soup "Wild About Greens" will be served from 6 - 10pm. More info: www.hauszurglocke.ch
Self-published and printed by Flagship Press, "Hartmut Austen: 1984 Stop Making Sense" documents the 38 works on paper that were produced by the artist with help of Boston College students Sara Chung and Lucas Mockler at the end of 2017, and first exhibited at O'Neil Library on BC's campus. A selection of the works will be also on view in the exhibition "Von Analogen Archiven" (From Analog Archives), opening December 15, 2018 at OnArte (www.onarte.ch). The publication was in part funded by start-up funds provided by Boston College.
1984 Stop Making Sense
October 2018, 24 pages, digital print on matte paper, 6,5 in x 5,5 in
Printed by Flagship Press
Edited by Blaine Rubenson
Supported by BC Media Technology Services
Blurred Vision is just one of the Symptoms
Oct 24–Nov 18, 2018
Good Weather is pleased to participate in Atlanta Contemporary’s On-Site program: in a nod to this repeated invitation, Good Weather will split and multiple the opportunity through presenting two solo exhibitions as a hyphenated compound, beginning with Hartmut Austen’s Blurred Vision is just one of the Symptoms with an opening on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 and a public reception on Thu, Oct 25, 2018, running through Nov 18, 2018. The second part, Ron Ewert’s I’m getting too old for this shirt, will commence with an opening on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 and a public reception on Thu, Nov 29, 2018, running through Dec 15, 2018.
Not There, Not Here presents twenty-two abstract paintings by Hartmut Austen that often evoke either interior spaces or landscapes in distress. Created over the past decade, the paintings aim to visualize the transient nature of place.
In Stage, Aleppo, Two Prisons, and Harbor, Austen appropriates and responds visually to photographic imagery of current events and places that have shaped public discourse, prompting viewers to reflect on the nature of their subjective connection to these events.
The finished images often emerge from the artist’s prolonged process of painting and overpainting that eventually results in an abstract composition of form and color. Austen attempts to strike a balance between personal reflection while simultaneously commenting on the practice and history of painting itself.
The installation on three levels in the McMullen atrium is site-specific, evolving throughout the day as a result of changing daylight streaming through the windows. Shadows interact with the paintings, surrounding walls, and floors and produce variations in color, which viewers experience from different vantage points as they ascend or descend the staircase. At the same time, through the windows visitors glimpse shifting views of the panorama outside, inviting them to ponder connections among the painted images, the natural world, and themselves.
Assistant Professor of Painting at Boston College, Hartmut Austen studied painting and drawing with H. J. Diehl at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Since his arrival in the United States in 1998, he has exhibited widely in this country as well as Germany and is one of seven artists in the Telegraph Art Collective. Produced in various US cities, the paintings in Not There, Not Here comprise Austen’s first solo exhibition in New England. A booklet with a contribution by Professor Jordan Kantor of the California College of the Arts accompanies the exhibition.
September 10 - December 13, 2018
Preview: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5 PM - 6:30 PM
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
2101 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 0213
The 38 mixed-media works on paper are uniform in size (24 3/4 in x 17 1/4 in) and were created with assistance of Sara Chung and Lucas Mockler. Installation at Boston College from late January - late April, 2018.
This exhibition in summer 2017, organized by Hartmut Austen together with the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Mich. presented new and recent works by emerging and mid-career artists living in various regions of the United States and the U.K., that have a strong connection to the Northwest Lower Peninsula region of Michigan.
The installation at the Oliver Art Center, a former Coast Guard building, juxtaposed formal and thematic differences in each artist's work while also suggestiong commonalities in associations with time, space, memory and place.
Interview as part of Faculty Publication Highlights, published at the end of February 2017.
Interviewer: Nina Bogdanovsky, Boston College Libraries
Sigh-Fi is a group exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that temporarily retrofits a typical gallery space into a user-altered infrastructure that manipulates relationships between architectural volume and contemporary art with a presentation of work formed around ideas of the mundane in science fiction. Architect Aaron Jones will infuse UALR Gallery 1 with a collapsible platform for exhibiting contemporary art that embraces the cognitive dissonance which underscores Science Fiction. Hartmut Austen, Lap Le, Anne Libby, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms and Tan Zich will present work in this transformed space and publish writing through the online publication WOW HUH.
To purchase this 56 page publication for $18 (inclusive shipping and handling), please send me a short notice via the contact information page or email: haust[at]hotmail.com
The exhibition Here r more at Good Weather was featured on Art Viewer. http://artviewer.org/hartmut-austen-at-good-weather/
Hartmut Austen is a painter living in the Boston area.