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17 Sep 2010

Class of Tobias Rehberger at the NKV Wiesbaden

Photo: Jeff McMillan

TOO FAT TOO FIT / Class of Tobias Rehberger
Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden NKV


August 29 to October 31, 2010 October 10, 3 pm / Artist talk with Tobias Rehberger and his class NKV Guided Tours / every Sunday, 3 pm and upon request

Elke Gruhn / Sara Stehr
0049 611 301136
0049 611 371141

Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden NKV
Wilhelmstraße 15
65185 Wiesbaden

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Florian Auer / Zoe Barcza / Alfred Boman / Othmar Farré / Moritz Grimm / Sandra Havlicek / Eloise Hawser / Ilja Karilampi / Yasuaki Kitagawa / Annina Matter / Shane Munro / Olga Pedan / Jonathan Penca / Laura Schawelka / Marcel Schiele / Tomislav / Naneci Yurdagül

'We're focusing on the whole pie, not a slice. A slice is good, but it's not good enough to get you fat. We're trying to get fat.'
Shaquille O'Neal

With the exhibition TOO FAT TOO FIT the NKV presents the class of Tobias Rehberger and thus the new generation of artists attending one of the best art academies world-wide. Rehberger has been teaching at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main since 2001. The Städelschule enjoys a great international reputation due to its outstanding teachers and numerous, internationally successful graduates. Seventeen young artists are offered an almost unrestricted platform. TOO FAT TOO FIT is conceived as an exhibition devoid of any thematical restraint. It will provide an insight into the individual artistic positions representing different phases of education. Apart from internal and external installations a variety of artistic media are on show, such as wall design, video, photograph, painting and sculpture. Beyond the individuality of each position the exhibition discusses the common characteristics within the class and the influential role of the professor.

questions the methods of art-academic practice as well. This begins with the selection of the works and an interchange of ideas amongst the students and continues in form of an artists talk with Tobias Rehberger and his class at the NKV in October.

The title of the exhibition is inspired by a quotation of the basketball player Shaquille O'Neill who grew up in Wiesbaden. Nevertheless it is used programmatically in a double sense:
on one hand there is the aspect of a group exhibition, in which apart from all individuality not only 'a slice' but 'the whole pie' is shown, on the other hand it expresses the self-confident position of the artists within an institutional framework. The intention of the Rehberger students is nothing less than 'stocktaking of the art of 2010'.

Curated by Tobias Rehberger / Elke Gruhn / Sara Stehr

A publication accompanies the exhibition /
concept and design by Shane Munro
3 EUR / ISBN 978-3-940099-48-8