July 16, 2006 - Kunsthalle Krems - Leo Zogmayer – schoen (beautiful)
July 16, 2006

Leo Zogmayer – schoen (beautiful)

Leo Zogmayer
schoen (beautiful)

june 25-september 24

Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Kunstmeile Krems BetriebsgesmbH
Franz Zeller Platz 3, 3500 Krems-Stein
Tel: ( 43-2732) 90 80 10
Fax: ( 43-2732) 90 80 11
Email:office [​at​] kunsthalle.at

artist book 128 pages


The first written definition of beauty in East Asia, found in the earliest Chinese dictionary compiled by the second-century philologist Xu Shen: “Beauty means ‘delicious’. The character for beauty (mei) consists of the graphs for ‘sheep’ (yang) and ‘big’ (da). Among the six domestic animals i.e. horse, ox, sheep, pig, dog, and chicken the sheep is the first of those which provide meals (shan). Beauty is therefore synonymous with ‘goodness’ (shan) because ‘goodness’ and ‘meals’ are homonyms in Chinese.” Xu Shen: Shuowen jiezi zhu (with commentaries by Duan Yucai), Shanghai guji chubanshe, Shanghai 1981

Leo Zogmayer

Solo Exhibitions 2006 Krems, Kunsthalle, schoen, 2005 Vienna, hilger contemporary, Neither, 2000 Passau, Museum moderner Kunst, Raum, Farbe, Text, 1991 Salzburg, Rupertinum, 1991 Vienna, Museum of Modern Art Collection Ludwig, 1991 Essen, Museum Folkwang, 1986 Utrecht, Hedendaagse Kunst
Group Exhibitions 2005 New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, 11th Triennale India, 2003 Vienna, Palais Harrach, Artcuts, 2002 Warsaw, National Museum, Semiotic Landscape, 2001 Vienna, Museum of Modern Art, Collection Ludwig, Discursive Painting, 1999 Graz, Regional Museum Joanneum, The Colours Black, 1998 Vienna, Kuenstlerhaus, Pinx, 1996 Essen, Museum Folkwang, Positions, 1994 Salzburg, Rupertinum, Wotruba and Consequences, 1992 Los Angeles, Convention Center, Radical Surface.

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