Florian Pumhösl

Mar 20, 2009 - Mar 22, 2009

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Florian Pumhösl, Programm, 2006.  Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by Nicole Stevens.

 

Florian Pumhösl,  Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by Nicole Stevens.

 

Florian Pumhösl, Programm, 2006.  Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by Nicole Stevens. Florian Pumhösl,  Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2009. Photo by Nicole Stevens. 

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Invested in strategies of appropriation, citation, and montage—as well as histories of European, Russian, and Japanese avant-gardes—Florian Pumhösl constructs new referential systems in his 16mm films and animations, as he mediates graphic, painterly, and architectonic tropes. Pumhösl presents recent films in The Front Room.

In his mot recent film, OA1979-3-5-036, Pumhösl translates a Japanese book by Take Hiratsugi from the late 17th century into a 16mm animated film. The book, Gozen Hiinagata (Dress Patterns for Noble Ladies) is one of a multi-voume pattern catalogue with examples of the earliest Japanese kimono designs. In Pumhösl's film these patterns are selected, simplified and rearranged, all forming a new typology of graphic fragments, where the cuts in the film represent books turning pages.

 

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General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.