The Till Richter Museum is pleased to announce its second Rising Stars Residency artist Ariane Roesch. The German-American artist (*1984 Würzburg, Germany) lives and works in Houston, TX after completing her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts.
From August 2015 to January 2016 Roesch will be featured on the Museum’s MainStage with a solo show entitled HOME. Intrigued by the human drive to constantly better oneself, Roesch’s work questions the physical and psychological structures that our life consists of. For this exhibition, she is interested in what defines home - is it just an address, a place to settle down and grow roots, or ultimately also a search for a better life? As an artist who has grown up in one country and moved to another at the age of 11, the experience of two different cultures and countries makes this an area worthy of exploration. In a time of voluntary or forced mobility, where boundaries and front lines are redrawn as much by politics as by social and economic developments, the concepts of ‚Home’ are diverse and complex.
Roesch decided to make Houston her home by purchasing a plot of undeveloped land to build a house with her husband. This exhibition is inspired by the trials and tribulations of the now two-year process to break ground. Just as people headed west to conquer the American Frontier in search of a better life, it’s a tale of risk, boundaries, shipping containers, and donkeys that evokes the question, “how much do you really need to be happy?” The exhibition will translate and transplant this experience in various ways in a 19th century castle by the Baltic Sea. Roesch will fill its rooms and hallways with drawings, objects, photographs and installations raising questions in each viewer about such seemingly simple things as place, origin and belonging. Materiality and process relate as much to social as to personal structures and offer a myriad of connection points for a reflection on what home and happiness means.
Dates: August 15, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Opening: August 15, 2015: 2 – 6 PM
Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Till Richter Museum
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The Till Richter Museum, housed in the 19th Century Castle Schloss Buggenhagen by the Baltic Sea, is an institution dedicated to exhibiting, collecting, and archiving international contemporary art.