Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Location: Basile Auditorium, Herron School of Art + Design
Marcus Sendlinger is a painter, musician, and curator of wandering exhibitions including “Wheeling” (2002-2004) and “Alptraum” (Nightmare) (2010-). He studied painting, drawing, and printmaking at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany. He is a mixed media painter who uses the techniques of collage painting and room-filling installations to extend the field of painting possibilities.
His curatorial practice has focused on painting, music, and happenings organized for project spaces, galleries, and art fairs. The ongoing wandering exhibition, “Alptraum,” which appeared most recently in 2015 in Montréal, is based on a model that uses and reflects global communication between localized artist organizations, project spaces, and contemporary art institutions with the intent of opening a dialogue about this subject across borders and cultures.
Sendlinger is concerned with the future of artistic practice and processes of gentrification, which he explores through his work on RAE (Real Art Estate). He is also a board member of the Deutscher Kuenstlerbund e.V. Berlin, the major cultural politics association of artists in Germany.
His artworks are held in private and public collections. He has exhibited at numerous institutions including the Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany; Kunsthalle Ravensburg, Germany; TAM Museum, Torrance, USA; CCA Andratx Collection, Mallorca, Spain; NKV Wiesbadener Kunstverein, Germany; and UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia. With his band, The B-Men, he has been invited to perform at venues including the Folkwang Museum, Essen; dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel; and blank projects Cape Town.
“Marcus Sendlinger’s artwork is about pictures and about the space for their interpretation. Urban life, its abysses and its beauty are the material he works with, that he samples, abstracts, and re-forms. Through this transfer, he recontextualizes meaning and produces new associations. Approaching the present in its many facets as the processing of civilizational phenomena, he posits it as an object of discussing, transforming it into a new, personally inflected narrative.” – Dr. Friederike Nymphius, curator, Berlin 2009. Published in Road Movie, Marcus Sendlinger, Lost Reality (Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2010).
In 2014 Sendlinger met with students from Herron’s Central Europe study abroad program while the group was in Berlin. Herron professors Laura Holzman and Robert Horvath lead this program in summer 2014 and will run the program again in summer 2016. While on campus Sendlinger will meet with graduate and undergraduate students from Herron and students in the Museum Studies Program (School of Liberal Arts).
This event is co-sponsored by IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.