Marcel Odenbach. Stille Bewengungen (Tranquil Motions)
At el Centro de arte contemporáneo de Quito
Curatorial Rationale: This exhibition was curated completely out of work by Marcel Odenbach, a german artist. The pieces are videos, video-installations or works on paper and were all produced within the last three decades. The pieces show a spectrum of the artist's work and represents a journey through the themes that the Odenbach investigates in all of his work. It is a survey of the artist's work; how it has changed or remained the same, what parts are the most important, and in what ways his art has influenced other artists as a whole. The latter is especially important when examining his video installations.
Examples of Work in the Exhibition (Works on Paper)
Exhibition Set-up and Atmosphere
Almost the entire exhibition was lit very dimly and the pieces were placed on black walls to help the video pieces display better. The atmosphere was somewhat tense and hushed, and often any words from the viewers would be swallowed by the sounds of the videos. There is only text on the walls outside of the main section of the exhibit, which shows the information on the exhibition. Other than that, the placards near the individual pieces reference a exhibition guide that contains the art text for each work.
(I am not sure if that video above will load, but I thought I would try it)