Christian Lemmerz scenograf

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Christian Lemmerz

Christian Lemmerz, scenograf

Christian Lemmer» er uddannet klassisk billedhugger fra Carrara, Italien, og tog i 1988 afgangseksamen fra Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi. Han har markeret sig bredt på den danske kunstscene med sine installationer, performances. videokunst og scenografi.

1 1981 etablerede han sammen med kunstneren Erik A. Frandsen, kunstgruppen Værst, som vakte opsigt med happenings og performances i 1980’erne.Som billedkunstner er Lemmerz blandt andet kendt for at sætte død og forgængelighed på dagsordenen og for sit overaskende materialevalg.

Som scenograf har han arbejdet sammen med Peter Langdal på Betty Teatrets opsætning af musicalen Hair og forestillingen Jeff Koons og desuden skabt scenografi til produktioner på Edison, Kaleidoskop Og Café Teatret. Han har tidligere arbejdet sammen med Kasper Holten på iscenesættelsen af Schumanns Genoveva i New York og har på Det Kongelige Teater skabt scenografi til Tennesee Williams Omstigning til paradis i Emil Hansens iscenesættelse.

I foråret 2009 modtog Lemmerz Thorvaldsen Medaillen, den højeste udmærkelse for en billedkunstner, og han er lige nu aktuel med udstillningen Largo på Statens Museum for kunst.

In English from website

Christian Lemmerz’ oeuvre’s span is extensive and pluralistic. Regardless of the material, the form or the medium employed, Lemmerz’ work can generally be characterized by aesthetics of effect. The artworks grasp out and clutch into the surrounding environment and call for more than merely contemplation.

There are only a few themes and taboos that are not turned upside down in the Lemmerzian universe, which has been stretched between, on the one side, Kant, Heidegger and other philosophers and authors, and on the other, a mass-media dominated world where suffering and death are central themes in an examination that circles around identity, existence and being.

Lemmerz has pointed out that art has to take effect in the manner of a provocative confrontation. However, as he maintains, art also has to do with experience. And as a matter of fact, sculpture is particularly suitable for establishing a confrontational and experience-exchanging situation, especially when it is perceived from a phenomenological point of view. In such a situation, the sculpture is connected with the (human) body. Just as does the human body in phenomenology, the sculpture enters into relations where the senses interact in such a way that the work can be experienced as a visual and tactile challenge, in the cognitive sense. Instead of being a more or less distanced onlooker, the viewer becomes an active participant, who becomes entangled in new relations and gets moved in some direction or other.

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