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Pia Maria Martin - TEMPO GIUSTO

Pia Maria Martin’s artistic work makes time visible. She brings dead things to life and causes her protagonists to execute sometimes absurd choreographies.

Exhibition September 13 to November 17, 2013

Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 7 p.m.
Welcome: Charlotte Britz, Oberbürgermeisterin der Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken
Introduction: Dr. Andrea Jahn, Direktorin der Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Other Exhibitions: Klaus-Martin Treder „Versuchung“


Pia Maria Martin

Pia Maria Martin, „Vivace II“, 2006, 16 mm Film on DVD, Ed. 5 + 1 AP

The Stadtgalerie is presenting the most recent video works by the Stuttgart artist Pia Maria Martin (b. 1974) in her first large-scale solo exhibition.

Pia Maria Martin Pia Maria Martin, Vivace II, 2006, 16 mm film on DVD, edition 5 + 1 AP

Her animations demonstrate the effects of the cinema in a raw state, as it were. In opulent images and surreal scenes, the artist seduces us into a world whose animated protagonists—cut-up chickens, prepared fish, or stackable chairs—develop lives of their own, moved by music.

Pia Maria Martin, film still: Pia Maria Martin, Marché au supplice, 2004, 16 mm film on DVD, edition 10 + 1

At the same time, Martin exposes the construction mechanisms of film, in which “the interplay of image and sound, editing and lighting, becomes the subject of a romantic narrative.”