with Gregor Hildebrandt and Milen Till, curated by Maria Nitulescu
Artist Talk: 20 Feb 2018, 19.00h (EN).
The Romanian Cultural Institute is pleased to present Contemporary Infinite, an exhibition that brings together recent works by Gregor Hildebrandt and Milen Till.
The concept of the exhibition and the works shown are inspired by the radical thinking of two Romanian artists, Constantin Brâncuși and Andrei Cădere, whose artistic work explored the universal subject of the infinite.
This exhibition aims to emphasize the moment when one goes beyond an artistic influence and takes up the concept of an artist's work individually, addressing the subject matter within current social and artistic contexts. It is not only a tribute to Constantin Brâncuși and Andrei Cădere, but also a possibility for visitors to reflect on the evolution of the theme of infinity from a contemporary perspective, over three generations of artists.
Gregor Hildebrandt, born in 1974 in Bad Homburg, lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin in 2002, after having studied at the University of Mainz from 1995-1999. Hildebrandt has been a professor of painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München since 2015. Gregor Hildebrandt’s artistic practice is grounded in minimalism and linked to aspects of conceptual art in which associations from different spheres, such as music, film, literature and art history, combine and intersect. He makes extensive use of pre-recorded cassette tapes and vinyl records as an artistic medium.
Milen Till, born in 1984 in Munich, lives and works in Munich. Till studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München and in his work, he often combines two parallel images or objects, which together form a surreal symbiosis. He explores this through different mediums such as photography, collage or conceptual installation. Till’s work focuses on a specific aesthetic, but the ludic approach he adopts also implies that the meaning of the final image is open-ended. The subjects are rooted in his personal life experiences and are mixed or overlapped with fragments from historical figures in art.