Georg Winter: Psycho Tectonics

Cat. Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Ulrike Groos
texts (German/English) by Julia Bulk, Ulrike Groos, Sabine Maria Schmidt
144 p with 250 coloured illustrations
297 x 210 mm, softcover with flaps, poster included

ISBN 978-3-86442-019-1

29,80 €

Form is depressed content

So once wrote Theodor W. Adorno and Georg Winter uses this phrase in the summer of 2012 as an audacious opening gambit at the award ceremony of the City of Stuttgart’s 11th Hans Molfenter Prize and sets up an ­exhibition with several activity areas in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart as EPSY (= Epicenter for ­Psychomotor, Performance, Interactions). Since the 1990s, Georg Winter has created a complex web of different, performative groups, intermittently reinstigated and reinstructed by him, which draws on the work from two important areas of focus in his work, which, for their part, rightly identify him as an artist of traditional media. Firstly, these are the unique woodblock prints in the run-up to the UCS models (= Ukiyo Camera Systems), on the other hand, there are hand-made UCS models as painted black wooden modules, which after all often represent the implement for the film shoot, place of work or office situations. Georg Winter aims at a new configuration of the disciplines that com­bines drawing, printing and wood sculpture through performance based on stringently arranged actions. When, in his eulogy for George Winter, Kasper König ­emphasises the creation of the ideal film in one’s head as a special event – because it doesn’t require a materialized result, for example a »real« film – this defines film as a purely intellectual process through which the physical relics (the UCS modules) can shine through all the more beautifully. This book, carefully-wrought in conjunction with the artist, attempts the first summary of the key points in the ­diverse work of Georg Winter.