"Sometimes I come, sometimes I go, but which is which, I don’t know . . .
. . . sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not, but which is which, I forgot"
curated by Peter Weigel
Catalogue Presentation Friday 24 July 2014
Frau Hauser feat. Madame Murmure, an artist talk
Katalog // Catalogue:
With texts by Giovanni Cervi, Stephan Huber, Mike Watson and Peter Weigel
Din A 3 / 50 Pages + Book Cover
Languages German + Englisch
Translation: Maria Daxenbichler
Layout: Eugen Kern-Emden und Sandra Hauser
Print: Graffietti Stampati s.n.c. ; www.graffietti.it
The catalogue is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences,
Research and the Arts
To paraphrase the words of Franz Kafka:
One morning, as Sandra Hauser was waking up from anxious dreams, she cleared her apartment in Munich and stored all her things in her cellar. Rocking horse, dolls, children’s bike, tree trunks, exercise books, clothes, drawings, pieces of stage designs, photos, projects, finds… and put them in the narrow room made of wooden slats.
She put all of her things there – her whole life. She locked the cellar compartment and drove to Rome. In the Kunstverein Rosenheim Sandra Hauser now rebuilt this cellar compartment and brought all her things – her whole life – into the third floor in the exhibition room.
The packing away and giving up of her childhood turned, in the course of the exhibition, into an unpacking and a laying out. The forgetting and archiving turned into a remembering and drawing up of plans. The cellar compartment in Munich was emptied during the construction of the exhibition, and the replica of the compartment in the exhibition space in Rosenheim was filled.
The door to the basement compartment, the door to childhood and to memories is open. The cellar compartment symbolizes the chaotic collection of memories, of lost connections, and many other things, which Sandra Hauser uses and from which she creates her art. Memories are being pulled out of the darkness of the cellar and being organized and staged in the light of the exhibition. This process resembles a birth, a birth of poetry from the chaos of memory, or, also, a process of metamorphosis, to return to Kafka. While effective lighting that takes objects out of the dark usually plays an important role in Hauser’s work, this time the objects are standing almost as if lost in the bright, dim light of the exhibition room.
Sandra Hauser, born in 1983 in Bad Aibling (Germany), completed an education as a stage and costume designer from 2002-04. She studied philosophy and art history at the Ludwigs-Maximilian_University in Munich and sculpture and installation in the class of Professor Stephan Huber and Hans Op De Beeck from 2006–14. In the winter of 2011/2012, she was the assistant of Hans Op De Beeck.
Her exhibition at the Kunstverein Rosenheim is – after participations in numerous exhibitions, amongst others in international museums and instiutions – her first solo show and is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, the LfA Bank of Bavaria and the Deutsche Bank Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG.
Duration exhibition 04 July- 10 August 2014
Opening hours Thu 9 - 13 h
Fr + Sa 14 - 17.30 h
Su 11 - 17.30 h
Die Ausstellung wird gefördert durch / The exhibition is supported by:
Drucker Katalog / Printer catalogue
Kunstverein Rosenheim E.V.
Foto/Photo: Martin Weiand