StadtLandschaften

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Abstract

'StadtLandschaten' is an ongoing research project into how the appearance of a city can retain the structures and patterns of its history. The work addresses the built landscape of Berlin, and in particular the city’s experience of the political and social extremes of the twentieth century that are reflected in the imprint of it’s monumental street plans and buildings. The research outputs have resulted in several solo exhibitions including a touring exhibition: 'StadtLandscahften', exhibited at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin (touring), Ephraim Palais, Poststraße 16, 10178 Berlin 3rd July – 4th October 2009, www.stadtmuseum.de. The most comprehensive museum exhibition of the artists’ work to date. Exhibition showing 46 works including woodcut, white chalk on blackboard, ink and mixed media on paper. An 80 page monograph was published on the occasion Emma Stibbon: StadtLandschaften published by Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Leipzig ISBN 978-3-86678-2754 with essays on the artist’s work by Andreas Teltow, Keeper of Fine Art, Stadtmusuem Berlin and Dr Carolyn Wilde. The artist gave a public gallery talk with curator Andreas Teltow at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin. The exhibition was supported by the Ilse Augustin Foundation, the University of Brighton and the British Council. 'StadtLandscahften' (touring), shown at the University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY 9-30 January 2010. Solo exhibition of 23 drawings and prints. Together with Peter Seddon, Stibbon co-organised an APPRI event to coincide with the exhibition. The symposium 'Drawing, Place and Memory' was held on 15th January 2010 in the Sallis Benney Theatre, with individual presentations by Dr Iain Biggs, Anne-Marie Creamer and Emma Stibbon followed by a panel debate, chaired by Peter Seddon. The exhibition was supported by an Individual Artist Award from Arts Council South West and the University of Brighton. 'Now’s the Time', exhibited at Gallery upstairs berlin, Am Kupfergraben 10, 3rd floor 10117 Berlin 13th March – 24th April 2010 www.upstairs-berlin.com/exhibitions/2010/emma-stibbon. A solo exhibition of 12 drawings on paper and board installed in the gallery. 'Utopian Architecture; Ian Monroe and Emma Stibbon', exhibited at Gallery upstairs berlin, 5th July – 6th August 2005 www.upstairs-berlin.com/exhibitions/2005/ian-monroe-emma-stibbon-utopian-architecture-/. A two person exhibition, including 21 drawings on paper from the project. Printed catalogue 'Utopian Architecture' containing an interview with the artist and Dr Harriet Haussler, co-Director, Gallery upstairs berlin, Berlin. Works by Emma Stibbon were featured in an international anthology of drawing 'The Drawing Book', edited by Tania Kovats, Black Dog Publishing, London 2009. Five drawings from the 'Stadlandschaften' series were exhibited in 'Shock and Awe", a group exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 19 July – 28 September 2014, curated by Professor Paul Gough The exhibition marks the centenary of the start of the First World considering past, contemporary and continuing conflicts. Curator Paul Gough comments: ‘Artists have long been drawn with a dread fascination to the face of war. They have produced some of the most searing images, but have also created work that provokes comment, incites strong feelings, and promises reconciliation.’
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2009

Bibliographical note

Two related talks by the artist:
Invited speaker at Transmission Host lecture series 'Catastrophe' 22 Feb 2012, hosted by Juile Westerman, convened by Fine Art Department, Sheffield Hallam University. Artist talk available online www.mixcloud.com/claire-de-mortimer-griffin/emma-stibbon-022012-shu-transmission-iii/

'Drawing Urban Legacies in Berlin' 5 April 2012, speaker at the Social History Society Annual Conference, Brighton , with Matthew Cornford and John Timberlake, session 'Art, Conflict and Memory: from Civil War to Cold War' chaired by Peter Seddon

Exhibition Reviews:
Museums Journal, Berlin July – September 2009 ps. 64 - 65. ‘Der Eisberg Ruht’ Der Tagesspiegel 26 August 2009, p.22. Jens Henrichsen ‘Die Kontinuitatder Verwandlung’ Berliner Zeitung 16 July 2009, p. 9 Kunst Magazin Berlin ‘Die Kritik’ September 2009 p.47

Keywords

  • Berlin history
  • Drawing and print
  • Place and memory
  • Drawing as a response to place

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