For the first time in Israel, German artist Andreas Golinski (born 1979 in essen) will stage a site-specific installation.
A graduate of the Basel Art Academy, Golinksi has had solo shows at Krobath, Van Horn, Alessandro de March, Lange & Pult and Via Farini.
He participated in many group shows & currently his work is included in an exhibition with Thomas Dimand and Anselm Reyle.
In his work, Golinski is critical of art world strategies that have surfaced conspicuously during the years of the bubble and expressed themselves by flooding the market with works that had an exaggerated commercial value compared to their intrinsic artistic value.
Born into a working class family from an industrial area in Germany, Golinski's use of rough, "low" materials, such as steel and neon light bulbs, reflects the culture and setting that shaped him.
Non-decorative, his art does not strive to indulge the viewer, but rather to take him on a dark quest into the depths of memory and forgetting.
The point of departure for his work lies in a concrete narrative, refined in a process of abstraction that materializes in highly corporeal, massive objects on the one hand, and in light and sound as raw materials on the other.
The installation “Remnants” was created following the death of the artist’s mother.
As part of German mourning customs, relatives and close friends gather at the home of the deceased and divide his or her clothes among them.
In an iron frame resembling a coffin, Golinksi placed the remnants, the clothes not claimed by anybody.
During the 50 days before her death, the mother lay unconscious in the hospital. Medical documents from her room hang on the wall.
On them, her partner scribbled detailed descriptions of those days, such as her state, Andreas’ visits etc. The monotonous sound echoing in the background of the installation is the sound of the hospital monitor recorded by Golinki, a trained sound engineer.
In this work, as in many other of his works, Golinski, who’s family history is largely unknown to him (his father died while he was young), is trying to forge a more complete identity for himself by piecing together fragments of memory and connecting his broken past.