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Sofie Crabbé about the works of Margret WIbmer

(Dutch / English)




new publication


Published by VfmK Verlag für Moderne Kunst GmbH With a poem by Marianna Maruyama and an interview with Margret Wibmer by Magdalena Kröner  (German / English) 84 pages with 64 full color image. Graphic design – Isabelle Vigier Printing & binding – Holzhausen Druck GmbH, Vienna The book publication and artist edition is released in parallel with the video RELAY, made accessible via a QR-code inside the book.Video production, editing Florian Krepcik Music and sound design Robert Poss
Al Attara, Bi Li, Suzanne Morianz, Linda Mason, Alva Rogers, Laura Rubin, Mara Meyers, Tania Haselwander, Nina Allen, Michael Chang, Malaya Wibmer. 


Margret Wibmer – book cover RELAY – book publication and special artist edition – 2020




Margret Wibmer – new release – 2020 – archival pigment print – Ltd. Ed.


Margret Wibmer – new release – 2020 – archival pigment print – Ltd. Ed.


Margret Wibmer – On Atlantic Avenue – 2012/2020 – archival pigment print – Ltd. Ed.







 (dreams may follow) 

31 January, 2020 18:00-18:45 hrs / NAFA Campus 3, C6-38


2020 has started with an exciting cross cultural collaboration with NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) in Singapore, involving selected students from the Dance program, Fine Arts program and Fashion Studies. This residency at NAFA is made possible with generous support by the Austrian Embassy Singapore and Lenzing AG. The fabrics for this project are made from TENCEL™, Lyocell fibers that are derived from sustainable wood sources, harvested from certified and controlled sources using a closed loop production process.






Margret Wibmer, APPARITION, 2012, lambdaprint on dibond, 100 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP




Above photo series „Infinite Play“, recently acquired by Artothek des Bundes, on view as part of the exhibition Kunst im Bundeskanzleramt  – Artothek des Bundes: re.present! at BKA, curated by Nothburga Coronabless, together with works of  Brigitte Kowanz, Marusa Sagadin, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Ines Hochgerner, Ulrike Linebacker, Stefanie de Vos and historic artworks from the Chancellery. 




From ‘Relay’ – Work in progress – video, photography, artist publication




Margret WIbmer ‘a day in july’ – mixed media – private collection 



 ‘The world is something flat or not…’ at ART/OF Gallery Offenbach (D) 8. 12. 2018 – 19.1.2019 

wibmer_call girl

image: Margret Wibmer – ‘call girl’ , Ltd. Ed. Baryta print 



Raiffeissenbank Kitzbühel – St. Johann (A) present their collection until  31. 1. 2019. at Raiffeissen Haus, Achenweg 16, Kitzbühel.






image: Margret Wibmer | video still ’material encounters’ | 2018 | Copyright © 2018 Studio Margret Wibmer. All rights reserved.


The video performance ‘material encounters’ explores the relation between body, garment and space and the materiality of movement and imagination. Visual artist Margret Wibmer and dancer/choreographer Miri Lee developed the garment, movement and choreography in a collaborative effort through research in practice. Materiality and space are explored through movement, folding and unfolding, air and breath. A complex language emerges through these encounters, revealing the magic and intelligence of body and textiles through movement and touch.




‘Infinite Play’ is mentioned in the recent publication

‘Dissolving the Ego of Fashion – engaging with human matters’

by Dr. Daniëlle Bruggeman




Limited Edition of 7 + 2 AP Pigment Prints on Baryta photographic paper






Filmsalon at Neue Galerie in Innsbruck

21/2, 23/2, 27/2, 1/3. Click on above link for more details


Prélude LIEBEN at Kunsthalle Tirol im Taxis______palais

02/03 from 5 pm until midnight


Margret Wibmer | video-still from ‘Salon d’Amour’ at Natlab in Eindhoven | 



Concept, choreography and masks: Margret Wibmer; soundscape: Robert Poss; camera:  Florian Krepcik;  actors: visitors, Megan M. Garr & Mario van Brakel / Marianna Maruyama & Jaïr Tchong; Lighting technique: Laetitia Linders; Sound engineering: Joost Verest; Curated by Pauline Terreehorst. Special thanks to the students from DAE(Maria Caye, Pranav Kochatta, Giulia Pompilij, Martina Huynh, Thea Christy-Parker, Virginia Vivaldi) and all volunteers.





On view: a selection of large photo based works

at The Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam.



Groupshow: „PEACE LOVE AND LIGHT“ – Kunstraum Dreieich –   8.12-2017 bis 8.1.2018




Press: ‘Der Stoff, aus dem die Räume sind‘ von Ivona Jelcic. TT, 4.12.2017. Ein Portrait.




Galerie am Polylog Anna Baumgart / Margret Wibmer “UN DRESS” 17.11.- 23.12. 2017; Opening: 17.11. at 7 p.m.



Margret Wibmer | threshold 2 | archival pigment print | Ltd. Ed. 5 + 1 AP



INFINITE PLAY at PALAIS DE TOKYO during Paris Fashion Week

Sep 26 – Oct 3rd 2017

En parallèle de la Fashion Week parisienne, du 26/09/2017 au 03/10/2017, le Palais de Tokyo présente des vidéos et des performances de jeunes créateurs à travers une série d’évènements hybrides, poétiques et décalés.




INFINITE PLAY a performance and video by Margret Wibmer.

testimonial by performer Emmanuelle Ornon




Essay by Marianna Maruyama: 

A Decisive Moment: Margret Wibmer’s Salon d’amour

VIDEO NOW ONLINE! Salon d’amour at NATLAB, Eindhoven 

Artistic concept and design masks: Margret Wibmer ¦ soundscape: Robert Poss ¦ video and photography: Florian Krepcik ¦ Actors: Megan M. Garr & Mario van Brakel / Marianna Maruyama & Jaïr Tchong. Curated by Pauline Terreehorst for e-love festival 2016.

Opening:  2.12.2017 
A group show with Olivia Berckemeyer, Willi Bucher, Nicola Barth, Thomas Draschan, Stefan Draschan,  Eric Decastro, Burkhard Driest, Martin Durazo, Manuel Franke, Mike Hentz, Ichiro Irie, Camill Leberer, Uschi Lüdemann, Sandra Mann, Rainer Neumeier, Manfred Peckl, Max Presneill, Anke Röhrscheid, Martin Sander, Max Seiz, Marcus Sendlinger, Willi Siber, Margret Wibmer.
Several photographic works will be on view, including ‘call girl’ (below)

Reykjavik International FIlm Festival WORLD AT A CROSSROAD 

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ISLAND – Listasafn Island in Reykjavik

‘rehearsal’ was selected by THEONEMINUTE.org







1 oktober – 29 oktober 2016; opening Oct.1st, 4 – 6 pm

Witteveen Visual Art Center, Konijnenstraat 16 a, Amsterdam

A groupshow curated by Saskia Monshouwer




Video documentation TimeOut at Palais de Tokyo now online!



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Field Trip # 11, Margret Wibmer

Monday, June 20, 2016

10:00am 1:00pm at Studio Margret Wibmer in Amsterdam.

RSVP: info@mothervoices.org




My OneMintue video rehearsal was shown at 

Premiere ‘The Sandberg Series’ ; opening June 16th, 2016


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  Mezrab in Amsterdam 

Editorial by Jennifer K. Dick, Poetry by Lily Hoang, Art by Margret Wibmer, Hybrid literature by Laura Mullen, Epilogue by Megan M. Garr





Friday 20th of May 2016,  14.30 – 17.00

at Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier AGA in Amsterdam

A talk with Saskia Monshouwer and Margret Wibmer



DO DISTURB  –  Palais de Tokyo

8. – 10. April 2016

time out  was shown during Do Disturb #2 upon a proposition by Sandberg Institute. Do Disturb was curated by Vittoria Matarrese.


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video documentation ‘time out’


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indivisible parts of a totality an essay by Marianna Maruyama

Time Out_poem  by Jing-JIng Lee



I wish wAR was OVER!

13. 12. 2015 – 23. 01.2016

Kunstraum Dreieich / Artspace Frankfurt

curated by Sandra Mann

Nicola Barth, Bea Emsbach, Katherine Grosse, Barbara Klemm, Sandra Mann, Yoko Ono, Orlan, Alicja Kwade, Valentina Stanojev, Rosemanrie Trockel, Eva Weingärtner, Margret Wibmer




Photo documentation TIME OUT :  Museumnacht 2015 at Oude Kerk online!!


MARGRET WIBMER, TIME OUT, 2015, rehearsal, participatory performance at Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Time Out was made possible through generous support of Stichting Vrienden van de Oude Kerk, N8Stichting Stokroos, Tijl Fonds, the Austrian Embassy The Hague and Villgrater Natur.






20. September – 18. Oktober 2015


Kulturforum Vis-à-Vis der Stadt Buchen Kellereistraße 23 74722 Buchen, Germany Groupshow with works by Eric Decastro, Ichiro Irie, Sandra Mann, Jonathan Meese, Manfred Peckl, Thomas Ruff, Marcus Sendlinger, Ulrike Thiele, Margret Wibmer, Thomas Zipp.


SNAFU II catalogue




Margret Wibmer, THE LESSON, 2012, c-print, 100 x 100 cm, Ed. 5 + 1 AP





with Galerie Younique, Paris.





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