Lisa Mühleisen and Benjamin Bronni will be celebrating the farewell of Parrotta Contemporary Art’s exhibition site in Stuttgart, before the gallery will reopen at a new venue in Cologne.
Both artists share distinctive stages in their studies with Andreas Opiolka and Birgit Brenner at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, as well as asynchronous residencies at art3 in Valence and of course exhibitions at Parrotta Contemporary Art. At the same time both artists follow entirely different approaches: Benjamin Bronni draws exact lines out of chaos and wrestles for a biting clarity within the form. Lisa Mühleisen on the other hand takes pre-existing form’s and formats’ absolute clarity as precondition for an on-going reshaping and examination. Construction and de-construction are brought together into the happy-go-lucky phrase “Ciao!” As a greeting it is ambiguous in itself, it can equally be a farewell as well as a welcome – it’s meaning is determined by context alone.