02. Artists

Klaus Weber

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b. 1967 in Sigmaringen (Germany); lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Working like a scientist, Klaus Weber mainly employs natural, meteorological and biological elements, combining them with various industrial materials he endows with extraordinary appearances and impacts: in fine weather a shower of rain falls after the passing of a car; a tiny whirlwind forms in front of a vacuum cleaner; a gigantic moth flutters up from the sports pages of a newspaper. This is all about the looming of the unexpected in a time sequence making play with the laws of invisibility.

Klaus Weber’s work has been shown at Secession (Vienna), the Fondazione Morra Greco (Naples), the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the KW Institut (Berlin), and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt).

With the support of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (Ifa), StuttgartGoethe-Institut, Lyon and CAP (Contemporary Art Partners)


Works


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Stocktaking Stacking, 2014

Klaus Weber’s works often play around with stories, icons and clichés, translating them into objects that undermine what we think is reality. In doing this, they set up an ironic counterpoint to the social, natural and scientific elements that we normally take for granted. His video Stocktaking Stacking is a scene in which the staff of the National Museum of Tbilisi pile objects from the museum over a car parked in the courtyard. When the pile is finished and has become of sculpture, the team set about taking it apart and putting it all very carefully away. Klaus Weber is also showing two works at the Sucrière.

Venues : Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)

Getting there

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2 works by Klaus Weber,

Klaus Weber is showing a sculpture of a body stretched out under a survival blanket. The blanket follows the shape of the body and makes a sort of hood around the head, held from underneath, which might tend to prove that the person is alive – and the materials used, the nature of the reflections and the reproduction of each fold leave us in no doubt. Klaus Weber is also exhibiting Clock Rock, a curious clock, the product of combining a rock and a brass pendulum. Since the rock, shaped like a dial, has no numbers on it, time is therefore extended to the regular, endless rhythm of a pendulum.

Clock Rock, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Rock, brass pendulum, clock movement, 73 x 33 x 15 cm
Collection privée, Athènes

emergency blanket, 2015
Création Biennale 2015
Aluminium coated bronze
Courtesy Contemporary Art Partners

Venues : La Sucrière

Getting there



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Klaus Weber 3 photos
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Klaus Weber
2 works by Klaus Weber -
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Klaus Weber
Clock Rock (prototype) - Création Biennale 2015
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Klaus Weber
emergency blanket - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière