Thursday, May 26, 2011

Catherine Bertola: "Personal Tempest" Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Austria

Personal Tempest

Bas Jan Ader
Conrad Atkinson
Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Catherine Bertola
Matthew Buckingham
Rachel Goodyear
Roni Horn
Claire Sherman
Lois Weinberger

Curated by Tereza Kotyk

Neue Galerie, Innsbruck , Austria

Opening: Wednesday, 25 May 2011 at 19.00
Duration: 26.05. - 09/07/2011
Tue - Fri 10:00 to 12:00, 14.00 - 18.00, Sat 11:00 to 17:00

The exhibition Personal Tempest explores how our inner state of mind can be affected by natural phenomena, and how at times these effects can develop into a 'personal tempest' - a 'storm' of confused, eerie and uncomfortable feelings. Mirrored in imaginary accounts and personal testimony, the show explores this romantic motif through paintings, drawings, video installations, and photographs. Based on Thomas Bernhard's book ' Amras' and Emily Brontë's novel ' Wuthering Heights', Personal Tempest combines historical and contemporary approaches with poetic storytelling and conceptual presentations.

Salon Adele at The Soap Room:
Catherine Bertola
May 27th, 2011

The Soap Room
Innstrasse 23,
6020 Innsbruck,

Salon Adele allows to engage with people in an informal setting: over tea, themes and subjects may be discussed. On May 27th 2011 British artist Catherine Bertola is invited to talk about her work "to be forever known" which was commissioned by the Bronte Parsonage Museum for Personal Tempest. Bertola's work is also on display in the show Personal Tempest at Neue Galerie Innsbruck, which opens May 25th and runs through July 9th 2011.

Catherine Bertola
Killing Time #1, 2010
16mm Film Installation, Back Projection Screen and Frame.
Duration: Looped
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery