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Two Thoughts with Svenja Deininger

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Two Thoughts with Svenja Deininger

Ever since the opening of Collezione Maramotti, its permanent collection has been flanked by a systematic program of exhibitions and commissioned projects in the areas of the building which specifically function as venues for temporary events. Currently housed for this concept in the Pattern Room, is “Two Thoughts”, a solo show by Viennese artist Svenja Deininger.

Collezione Maramotti visions toward the future of art and sees it as a continuum consistent with the attention that the collection has always shown to the evolution of new artistic languages, especially to do with painting and the critical investigation into the nature of the work of art. Specifically conceived for the current project, Two Thoughts brings together a series of new paintings; they are in dialogue with four works from the 1920s by Polish painter Władysław Strzemiński, on loan from Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź.

Building on a painting from 2018 that was acquired by Collezione Maramotti, and drawing inspiration from Strzemiński and the Architectural Compositions he made almost a century ago, Deininger worked on numerous pieces at the same time to arrive at the final selection of paintings and the “phrase” they compose on the walls of the room. Deininger sees her works as part of an ongoing process: the individual pieces, on which she may work over long periods of time, are not self-contained entities, but part of a creative reflection that leads the artist to imagine their placement within a specific spatial context. As if generating lexical units while simultaneously elaborating their syntax, Deininger’s creative process unfolds through a sequence of assiduous reworkings of the surface of each painting, while developing a system of interaction between them all.

Additionally part of the projects program at Collezione Maramotti, have been collaborations developed over the years, amounting to performances of contemporary ballet, concerts, lectures and conversations linked to the visual art projects.

Most of the Collection’s 21st century works have not been included in the permanent exhibition, and are presented in theme-based shows in the ground-floor spaces for temporary exhibitions. The Collection is itself a “work in progress” and will continue in the future to document the novel paths that the further evolution of contemporary art continues to explore.

This Online Exhibition shares artwork and install images of Two Thoughts, as well as a small selection of the spaces dedicated to the permanent collection. View more of Collezione Maramotti here on IC. Two Thoughts continues until 06.12.2020 and is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Luigi Fassi, Paulina Kurc-Maj and Władysław Strzemiński.

WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Compositions, 1928-1929. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Compositions, 1928-1929. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Composition 6b, 1928. © Ewa Sapka-Pawliczak & Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Composition 6b, 1928. © Ewa Sapka-Pawliczak & Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Composition 8b, 1928-1929. © Ewa Sapka-Pawliczak & Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI, Architectural Composition 8b, 1928-1929. © Ewa Sapka-Pawliczak & Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2018. © the artist. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2018. © the artist. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Wien. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Wien. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milano. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milano. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Two Thoughts. Exhibition view Collezione Maramotti, 2020. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2019. © the artist. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2019. © the artist. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/Aspen. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
Svenja Deininger. Photo: Julian Mullan
Svenja Deininger. Photo: Julian Mullan
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Wien. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
SVENJA DEININGER, Untitled, 2020. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Wien. Photo: Markus Wörgötter

Collezione Maramotti, Permanent Collection

Collezione Maramotti, interior view with artwork by Mark Manders. Photo: C. Gabriele Micalizzi/Cesura
Collezione Maramotti, interior view with artwork by Mark Manders. Photo: C. Gabriele Micalizzi/Cesura
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Mark Manders, Kiki Smith. Photo: C. Gabriele Micalizzi/Cesura
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Mark Manders, Kiki Smith. Photo: C. Gabriele Micalizzi/Cesura
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Huma Bhabha, Mark Manders, Erick Swenson. Photo: C. Dario Lasagni
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Huma Bhabha, Mark Manders, Erick Swenson. Photo: C. Dario Lasagni
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Erick Swenson, Barry X Ball, Tom Sachs, Mark Manders, Kiki Smith. Photo: C. Carlo Vannini
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 2nd floor with artworks by Erick Swenson, Barry X Ball, Tom Sachs, Mark Manders, Kiki Smith. Photo: C. Carlo Vannini
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 1st floor with artworks by Mario Merz. Photo: C. Dario Lasagni
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view, open space 1st floor with artworks by Mario Merz. Photo: C. Dario Lasagni
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view with artworks by Jannis Kounellis. Photo: C. Luis Aniceto/Cesura
Collezione Maramotti, exhibition view with artworks by Jannis Kounellis. Photo: C. Luis Aniceto/Cesura

Collezione Maramotti is included in the Art Guide.