Het Parool: Hou Vol | Muntean/Rosenblum

Vandaag op de voorpagina van Het Parool: Untitled („Things are what they…“) door Muntean/Rosenblum.

Deze voorpagina is de tiende in een serie die Het Parool maakt gedurende de coronacrisis.

Muntean/Rosenblum hebben internationale solo- tentoonstellingen gehad in musea en instituten zoals het MAC, Coruña (2018); MOCAK, Krakow (2018); Parkview Museum, Beijing (2017); Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Nürnberg (2014); Tate Britain, London (2004); en De Appel (2002). Ze waren onderdeel van groepstentoonstellingen bij onder andere het Kunsthaus Graz (2018); Nam June Paik Art Centre, Gyeonggi-do (2018); The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2016); en MAXXI, Rome (2016). Hun werk maakt deel uit van zowel private als publieke collecties, waaronder het MoMA, NYC; the Burger Collection; en de Rubell Family Collection.

Meer werk van Muntean/Rosenblum kan momenteel worden ontdekt in het duo hun digitale tentoonstelling genaamd „Tell What Can Not Be Told“ in de RM Online Viewing Room.

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Muntean/Rosenblum⁠
„Tell What Can Not Be Told“⁠
RM Online Viewing Room⁠
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ABOUT Muntean / Rosenblum

Muntean/Rosenblum consists of Markus Muntean (AT, 1962) and Adi Rosenblum (IL, 1962). Large-scale painting is one of the core aspects of their practice. However, they often expand their work by creating large installations with sculptural elements where performances are staged or films screened. In addition, they make drawings as well as collages with texts and photographs.

In their work, Muntean/Rosenblum mix references to art history and present-day popular culture. They mostly depict groups of apparently lethargic or melancholic young people in idle situations, which are either ordinary and everyday or mysterious and ambiguous. The often-dreamy scenes take place in rooms, public spaces or landscapes as if part of a film, presenting unresolved situations in the making. The characters seem to adopt postures copied from fashion magazines, or from paintings originating from the renaissance to the nineteenth century. Their work is frequently accompanied by captions or texts not-directly relating to the depicted scene, adding another layer of complexity. The artists themselves described their work as ‘precise ambiguity’. By playing with visual codes from the past and the present, Muntean/Rosenblum scrutinise the power of images and how these constitute an overwhelming collective memory.

Muntean/Rosenblum live and work in Vienna, the city where they met while studying at the end of the 1980s. The artists have collaborated since 1992. Their work has been exhibited widely in international museums, institutions and galleries. Recent solo exhibitions were at Espacio Marte, Mexico City (2020); MAC, Coruña (2018); MOCAK, Krakow (2018); Parkview Museum, Beijing (2017); Institut für zeitgenössische Kunst, Nürnberg (2014); Tate Britain, London (2004); and De Appel (2002). Group exhibitions they recently participated in were, among others, at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2019); Kunsthaus Graz (2018); Nam June Paik Art Centre, Gyeonggi-do (2018); The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017); Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2016); and MAXXI, Rome (2016). Their work is included in both private and public collections, such as MoMA, NYC; the Albertina, Vienna; the Burger Collection; and the Rubell Family Collection.

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