13 : Turner's Travels - Long night of the Museums
- new work by Pete Clarke, Liverpool and Georg Gartz, Cologne
der Museen [Long night of the Museums]
3rd November 2007 19 3 Uhr 7.00pm 3.00am
Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz have produced paintings &
projects in England and Germany since 1998 and have made reciprocal
exhibitions, publications and invited gallery and conference
presentations in Germany, Poland and the UK, for example Tate
Gallery, Liverpool 2004 and ‘In exposed areas’
at the Kulturbunker, Mülheim, Köln and Atkinson
Art Gallery Southport 2006.
May 2007 Pete Clarke and Georg Gartz started Rheinlust following
Turner’s travels and journeys in Germany along the Rivers
Rhine and Mosel. The project explored Rolandseck, Drachenfels,
Nonnenwerth and St Goarhausen on the Rhine, Cochem and Burg
Eltz on the Mosel, iconic places depicted in Turner’s
‘Romantic’ paintings and sketchbooks producing
new transcriptions and re-invented images.
night of the museums’,
The collaborative project by Clarke &Gartz questions
concepts of nationality, within
a European context, ‘the regional in the international’.
The historic work of Turner is
explored to personify and critique concepts of national
influence and cultural production.
Rheinlust by Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz will be exhibited
as a major part of the ‘Die Lange Nacht der Museen’
[the long night of the museums] when Köln has a celebratory
for the visual arts organised by the City of Köln and
sponsored by the Stadt Review.