Thomas Kellner - Movimento em Repouso
August 12 - November 11, 2019
Supremo Tribunal Federal, Brasília, Brazil
Supremo Tribunal Federal
Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasilia 70175-900 Brazil
curated by Charles Cosack
The architectural lines of Brasilia deconstructed and reconnected by the gaze of German conceptual photographer Thomas Kellner
arrived at the Federal Supreme Court in the exhibition “Movement in Rest”, mounted at the Minister Menezes Direito Cultural Space, at
the STF. The show consists of a series of 19 photos of monuments from Brasilia produced between 2004 and 2010, commemorating the
50th anniversary of the federal capital.
Among the buildings and monuments depicted are the Pantheon of the Fatherland, the Church of Our Lady of Fatima - the “Little Church”, the National Theater Cludio Santoro, the Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples, the Hermitage Don Bosco, the Chamber of Deputies Plenary, the Catetinho, the Esplanade of Ministries, the Dawn Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia, the Central Science Institute of UnB and the headquarters building of the Federal Supreme Court.
The exhibition stems from a partnership between the Court and the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the DF and is curated by the director of the Museum of the Republic Charles Cosac. The works are from Galeria Karla Osorio and are open for public visit until November 8, 2019, on working days.
Charles Cosac explains that Kellner's work departs from the aesthetic figure and gives it movement through repetition limited by the extent of the film applied to the contact sheet itself. "Deconstruction and reconstruction are quite possibly the principles that guided the German artist," said the curator of the exhibition. According to him, if at first glance the figure presents itself in a misshapen or even unrecognizable way, "when we identify it, we have the faithful feeling that we are rebuilding it
or even legitimizing it."
Born in Bonn in 1966, Thomas Kellner currently resides in the German city of Siegen, where he studied art, sociology, political science, and economics at the local university. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in several countries, having collections in various museums around the world, such as the Museum
of Fine Arts in Houston (USA); Burghausen Museum of Photography, Germany; Museum of Modern Art - MAM and Museum of Art of Rio - MAR, in Rio de Janeiro.
thank you to Karla Osorio and Charles Cosack and to the Supremo Tribunal Federal for showing my work in the heart of Brasília.