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15.07.2012 - 20.01.2013
Thorsten Goldberg
54° 4 min.
  • Kleine Bewölkung
  • Eroeffnung der Ausstellung
  • Bei gutem Wetter haben sich zahlreiche Besucher eingefunden
  • Thorsten Goldberg mit gattin im Gespräch mit Stadtpräsident Wilhelm Stohdieck
  • Das Stifterehepaar mit Besuchern
  • Die neue Skulptur "Cumulus" mit "Konkurrenz"
Where would we arrive if we went in a straight line in one direction, didn’t stop and never turned off? Where and when should we end this fictitious journey?Who has not set off, in their mind, on a great journey, spun a globe and waited excitedly to lower their finger when the globe has stopped? We imagine what it looks like there, what it would be like to be there… Since its foundation, the Gerisch Foundation has used the ambience of the historical landscape garden, sculpture park and Art Nouveau villa as the starting point to pursue a programmatic leitmotif which investigates the cultural conditions of perceptions of nature and the idyllic. Where are the roots of our images of Arcadia, the Land of Milk and Honey and Paradise? 
This question acquires a new dimension with the exhibition 54° 4 min. by the Berlin-based artist Thorsten Goldberg (born in 1960), who is known internationally above all for his works in public space. 54°4min., the latitude on which the Gerisch Foundation in NeumuÅNnster lies, tells of a journey to such longed-for places, comparable to those that enticed the seafaring discoverers of the early Modern Age to search for paradise to the west. Positioning in Paradise: On the basis of the historical Land of Milk and Honey, the map of which now redefines the park, Thorsten Goldberg lets us dream with drifting clouds, promises milk and honey or leads us on virtual routes to faraway islands, the tourist images of which even impact on our experience of reality as screensavers. His work is characterised by a combination of site-specificity and utopian construction, and the artist sees their common intersection in the virtualisation of ourmedia society. Despite all of its conceptual stringency, his work invites us into a world of highly visual symbols which can be experienced via the senses and which he repeatedly implants in public space in surprising ways.
For the first time, this world will now be presented in a major retrospective in three galleries in Germany and Poland, starting on 15/7/2012 in Neumünster and continuing at the Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia (15/2 - 7/4/2013) and Städtische Galerie im Park Viersen (21/4 - 26/5/2013). In addition, the cloud sculpture Cumulus 11.08 will become a permanent addition to the collection of the Gerisch Sculpture Park. An exhibition catalogue published by Distanz-Verlag provides an extensive insight into Goldberg's art, presenting objects, photographs, drawings, video works and above all his numerous projects for public space (with contributions by Jadwiga Charzynska, Kristin Danger, Eulalia Domanowska and Martin Henatsch). The exhibition is curated by the Artistic Director of Gerisch-Stiftung, Dr. Martin Henatsch. 

Where would we arrive if we went in a straight line in one direction, didn’t stop and never turned off? Where and when should we end this fictitious journey?Who has not set off, in their mind, on a great journey, spun a globe and waited excitedly to lower their finger when the globe has stopped? We imagine what it looks like there, what it would be like to be there… Since its foundation, the Gerisch Foundation has used the ambience of the historical landscape garden, sculpture park and Art Nouveau villa as the starting point to pursue a programmatic leitmotif which investigates the cultural conditions of perceptions of nature and the idyllic. Where are the roots of our images of Arcadia, the Land of Milk and Honey and Paradise? 
This question acquires a new dimension with the exhibition 54° 4 min. by the Berlin-based artist Thorsten Goldberg (born in 1960), who is known internationally above all for his works in public space. 54°4min., the latitude on which the Gerisch Foundation in NeumuÅNnster lies, tells of a journey to such longed-for places, comparable to those that enticed the seafaring discoverers of the early Modern Age to search for paradise to the west. Positioning in Paradise: On the basis of the historical Land of Milk and Honey, the map of which now redefines the park, Thorsten Goldberg lets us dream with drifting clouds, promises milk and honey or leads us on virtual routes to faraway islands, the tourist images of which even impact on our experience of reality as screensavers. His work is characterised by a combination of site-specificity and utopian construction, and the artist sees their common intersection in the virtualisation of ourmedia society. Despite all of its conceptual stringency, his work invites us into a world of highly visual symbols which can be experienced via the senses and which he repeatedly implants in public space in surprising ways.
For the first time, this world will now be presented in a major retrospective in three galleries in Germany and Poland, starting on 15/7/2012 in Neumünster and continuing at the Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia (15/2 - 7/4/2013) and Städtische Galerie im Park Viersen (21/4 - 26/5/2013). In addition, the cloud sculpture Cumulus 11.08 will become a permanent addition to the collection of the Gerisch Sculpture Park. An exhibition catalogue published by Distanz-Verlag provides an extensive insight into Goldberg's art, presenting objects, photographs, drawings, video works and above all his numerous projects for public space (with contributions by Jadwiga Charzynska, Kristin Danger, Eulalia Domanowska and Martin Henatsch). The exhibition is curated by the Artistic Director of Gerisch-Stiftung, Dr. Martin Henatsch.