«Thievery and Songs»
The publication Thievery and Songs appears on the occasion of the exhibition «Diebstahl und Gesänge» by Gernot Wieland at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (29 August – 22 November 2020). Characteristic of Wieland's work is the intertwining of man, artist and artwork. His art and his person convey a quiet, lasting fascination with his environment and what has influenced him or even shaped him since childhood. In addition to self-analysis and representation, his art also contains an analysis of social norms and repressed aspects of society that are expressed in hegemonic structures, for example in school and in the treatment of children. His sketches and film narratives convey a lasting impression of the mixture of trauma, repression, and guilt imposed on his generation, as well as of the obscene and absurd manifestations of the Austrian condition.
With contributions by Ana Teixeira Pinto, Giovanni Carmine, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Maxwell Stephens und Séamus Kealy
Edited by Salzburger Kunstverein and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
28 x 21 cm, 116 pages, color illustrations, soft cover