MARCH 28 - MAY 10, 2008

THOMAS ZIPP: DWARF NOSE

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THOMAS ZIPP: DWARF NOSE

28 MARCH - 10 MAY 2008

Opening Reception Friday, March 28th, 6-9 pm

In this cosmos empiric questions add up, which turn our normal apperception upside down. With this context problems emerge, which can be treated in an interdisciplinary way with elements of depth psychology, experimental psychology, anthropology, ethnology and structuralism. Above all the positions of S.Freud, C. Levi-Strauss, K. Lorenz, O. Koenig and C.G.Jung have been important to set the pattern for the development of alternative and new symbolic phenomenon. The fundamental animadversion of psychoanalytic concepts, on human and cultural ethnology, on the synchronic structuralism should arouse a reorientation in the relevant sciences.

Erika Pitzburg

Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce the opening of Dwarf Nose, Thomas Zipp's second solo exhibition at the gallery. In his new work Zipp continues to investigate the themes of power and sexual symbolism, creating a dark, psychological universe with references to physical and social sciences. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings as well as a major sculptural installation comprised in part of decommissioned Patriot Missile warheads.

The title of the exhibition comes from a bizarre 19th century German fairy tale by W. Hauff. In the story a young boy is kidnapped by an old woman. He insults her and in return, she transforms him into an ugly dwarf with no neck and a long nose. She makes him work in her household, run by guinea pigs and squirrels. When he finally escapes, he goes unrecognized by his parents and is forced to work as a cook for a duke until a young girl who has been turned into a goose helps him undo the spell. He reciprocates by helping her regain her true form.

Thomas Zipp currently lives and works in Berlin. He is a graduate of the Staedelschule, Frankfurt and the Slade School of Art, London. His work has been exhibited widely at institutions including Tate Modern London; Haus der Kunst Munich; PS1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In addition he has had solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Oldenburg His exhibition Planet Caravan: Is There Life After Death? A Futuristic World Fair, originated last summer at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany and has subsequently traveled to South London Gallery and Kunstmuseum Mülheim.

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