London Oct. 26th – Opening of Art Gallery

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We are delighted to invite you to a special art event at recently opened Mummery + Schnelle, a gallery for contemporary art in central London. Wolfram Schnelle (ESCP-EAP alumnus 2004 BE) will lead a tour of the exhibition featuring new photographic work of internationally acclaimed artist Ori Gersht and give an introduction to the overall gallery programme. Refreshments will be served at the gallery and the group will later move on to a nearby restaurant for dinner (each participant will pay his/her own dinner).

The Gallery is located at:

83 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RH Closest tube is Oxford Circus For more information see also www.mummeryschnelle.com

The informal reception will start at 7h30 p.m.

For further questions, do not hesitate to contact Wolfram SCHNELLE (2004 BE) directly at Tel. +44-7908-14 04 24.

Considering the exclusive character of this event and the limited space available, the participation is limited to 40 persons. ESCP-EAP alumni being member to the Paris or Berlin-based alumni association will be given preference.

Background about artist and show
In his most recent series of photographs, London-based Israeli artist Ori Gersht explores relationships between photography and technology, revisiting fundamental philosophical conundrums concerning optical perception, conception of time and the relationships between the photographic image and objective reality. With the rapid advance of digital technology, photography is facing, on the one hand, its biggest crisis to date, and on the other, the opportunity for a revolutionary breakthrough. The authority of photography in relation to objective truth has been shattered, but new possibilities to experience “reality” in a more complex and challenging manner have arisen.

Gersht has created a series of photographs which take this idea of shattering to a visual extreme: the photographs depict flower arrangements based upon Dutch still life paintings, which are captured in the process of exploding. Suspended between life and death, such violently frozen spectacles were inconceivable during Renaissance times and only became possible due to the use of cutting edge technologies that were specially customised for the making of this work. Photographing the violent obliteration of such a delicate subject as Dutch flower arrangements is not coincidental given the artist´s biographical background. In these works, flowers, which often symbolize peace become victims of brutal terror, and a beauty unfamiliar in destruction is revealed. This paradox that exists between violence and beauty, destruction and creation can also be referred to apocalyptic cosmic explosions as well as to European history, which on the one hand prides itself on high cultural values and supreme aesthetic achievements while on the other hand is responsible for the most atrocious violence in human history.

Gersht´s work has been widely exhibited, including at Tate Britain, the V&A, the Photographers Gallery, the Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California Museum of Photography.
Information about the gallery
Mummery + Schnelle opens in September 2007 as a joint venture of Andrew Mummery and Wolfram Schnelle. The artists represented all make work that demonstrates an awareness of the culture, history, traditions, conventions and genres of their chosen medium combined with an ability to re-examine these in the light of contemporary art practice and theory.

Confirmed venues so far (Sept. 4th)

Rashda JAVEED (UK school alumni office)
Jeremie RICHARD (ESCP 02)
Alison COLE (MBA 96)
Alessandro MAZZA (05 BE)
Frederik MICHAELSEN (04 BE)
Annika MORCH (06 MEB)
Claudia SCHMACHT (05 BE)
Philipp SCHOELZEL (04 BE) & Banu SIPAHI
Peter ZIGANEK (01 MA)
Eulogio SANZ (99 MEB)
Amy CELINO (03 MEB)
Susanne STEINER (98 BE)

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11 Responses to London Oct. 26th – Opening of Art Gallery

  1. Annika Morch says:

    I would like to attend the gallery opening event at Mummery Schnelle. Is it on the 25th or 26th of Oct?

    Kind regards,

    Annika

  2. Alessandro Mazza says:

    Dear all,
    I would like to attend the gallery opening on 26th October: would it be possible to reserve a place for both me and my girlfriend?
    Kind regards,
    Alessandro
    BE05

  3. Dear all,
    THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 26TH OF OCTOBER.

    Looking forward to see you then,
    Wolfram

  4. Philipp Schoelzel & Banu Sipahi says:

    Hi wolfram,

    Banu & me would love to come as well. Can you send us a confirmation e-mail if it works out.

    Looking forward to see you then.

    Cheers,

    Philipp

  5. Peter Ziganek says:

    Wolfram,

    Great event! – Would you add me to the guest list, please.

    Thanks

    Peter (MA 01)

  6. Frederik MICHAELSEN says:

    Count me in! Well done! Sounds great Wolfram …

  7. Alison Cole says:

    I would love to come along, I did not realise that there where any alumni in London who were in the art/design field. Glad to read about it.

    Alison Cole EAP MBA 1996

  8. Claudia says:

    Hallo Wolfram!

    Congratuglations – was delighted for you to see that you’ve opened a gallery in London! I’ve just moved here for work and would love to go to the opening Oct 25th! Hope to catch up soon!

  9. lea chalmont says:

    Bravo!!!
    j’ étais certaine que tu arriverais un jour à tes fins artistiques!!!
    Liebe Grüsse aus der deutschen Welle in Bonn, Germany!

  10. Nicolo Magni says:

    Would love to join! +2 if possible – funny and great to reconnect with escp-eap network…

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