Timo Menke “THERE’S NOTHING LIKE BAD ART, ONLY BAD ARTISTS!”
“THERE’S NOTHING LIKE BAD ART, ONLY BAD ARTISTS!”
31.08.2021 – 25.09.2021
Uni©orn is an ongoing series of watercolour paintings featuring the omniscient and multitalented Uni©orn, ready for advice and aphorism, guiding you through the pitfalls of the art world. Or in their own words:
“There’s nothing like bad art, only bad artists!”
Timo Menke is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Stockholm. Investigating the relationship between the observer and the observed, subject and object, recorder and projector, lens and screen, with strong emphasis on site-specificity and an engagement in archival methods.
Using a spectrum of photographic, volumetric and performative methods, he is critically investigating the intersections of material and eco-social constructions. Inspired by new mater-realism(s) his projects are aiming at a dark holistic approach towards earth, body and space.
He graduated from Konstfack in 1999 where he was also an Assistant Professor in the Art
Department between 2004-2014.
Menke is represented by
Moderna Museet Stockholm (Modern Art Museum in Stockholm),
Kalmar konstmuseum (Kalmar Art Museum),
Pori Art Museum and
is distributed by Filmform – The Art Film and Video Archive.
Numerous exhibitions and festival screenings internationally, among them
Färgfabriken (SE 2020),
Pori Art Museum (FI 2018),
Spanien 19c Aarhus (DK 2018),
exground film festival,
Oberhausen Filmfestival (DE, 2018).
Artist-in-residence at Coalesce BioArt Lab, Buffalo, USA (2017), Baltic Art Center Visby/Gotland, (2015)
Trans-Siberian Train Residency in Russia (2015) and SÍM in Reykjavík, Iceland (2015). Regular contribution