Margret Wibmer’s solo exhibition Le Visible et l’Invisible opened on Sunday August 2 2020 at Bradwolff Projects in Amsterdam. In her opening speech, guest curator Sofie Crabbé drew parallels between Wibmer’s work and the oeuvre of multimedia artist Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006). An extensive retrospective of Paik, titled The Future is Now, is on view at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam until August 23.
‘I see quite a few similarities between Nam June Paik and Margret Wibmer. Both artists bring together different disciplines such as performance, video, music, poetry, dance and sculpture. Their work radiates something poignantly spiritual. And there is always a strong human element interwoven in it. In addition, the development of the oeuvre of both Paik and Wibmer has been profoundly inspired by composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, more specifically the aesthetics of chance. Wibmer has a talent for connecting different people & worlds. That’s a talent she shares with Nam June Paik who also started to bring together artists and events all over the world, East and West. Wibmer mainly presents new work at Bradwolff Projects. This exhibition gathers all the media she has explored over the past twenty years, namely performance, video, photography, sculpture and textile.’
PUBLIC EVENTS: Opening: 02.08.2020, 15:00 – 18:00 hrs / Art dinner: 20. 08. 2020 19:00 – 23:00 hrs. Conversation with Margret Wibmer lead by curator Sofie Crabbé / Finissage and launch publication Relay: 23.08.2020, 15:00 hrs. An interview with Margret Wibmer by curator Sofie Crabbé, followed by the book signing and reception.