Gentle Giants on MOON ART Fair Hamburg 2022
- HAMBURG, Germany
- May 31, 2022
MOON ART FAIR HAMBURG 2022, October 28-30.
James Parrett, awarded Australian Sculptor, returns to MOON ART Fair Hamburg 2022 in the breathtaking Elbphilharmonie. MOON ART FAIR HAMBURG is an international, curated art fair that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. MAF innovates the standard fair model by creating a hybrid concept. Independent artists, artist-run spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations are invited to apply to showcase unique art positions in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue: TheWestin Hamburg/ Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
The fall edition of Moon Art Fair Hamburg takes place in TheWestin Hamburg/ Elbphilharmonie from 28-30 October with leading art institutions and artists from across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The exhibitors will present Modern and contemporary works by emerging and established designers and artists, among them the sculptor James Parrett.
James Parrett, born 1976 in Melbourne (B.A. in Sculpture, Monash University and Victoria College of the Arts Melbourne) is a celebrated contemporary sculptor living and working in Eureka, Australia. Talking about his artworks he explains: "the fundamental idea of my sculptural practice is the desire to examine the aesthetic potential of the circular form." James Parrett has been a finalist in numerous sculpture prizes, created several solo exhibitions and awarded a number of commissions, most notably The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial at the Australian War Memorial (Canberra 2012). The winner of the Montalto Winery sculpture prize in 2016 is also a recipient of the 2018 Aqualand sculpture prize, the major award at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi.
Parrett's vocabulary questions how form, curved lines, circles, the working process, steel, statics and philosophy can orbit one another. His monumental steel sculptures are pieces that roll and loop to carry visual tension, rendered visible with automotive paint, like giant brush strokes in the sky. Inspite of their enormous size and weight, their spirit is powerful and fragile at the same time. The giant outdoor masterpieces take us on a journey to think about what happens beyond the horizon, beyond imagination.
Moon Art Fair Hamburg, The Westin Hamburg/ Elbphilharmonie
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund
Born in Zurich (Switzerland), Barbara Aust-Wegemund studied Art History at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany), University for Foreigners Perugia (Italy) and London Guildhall University (UK). Study and working experiences at The Henry Moore Foundation (UK) and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (Canada). In 2002 she earned her Ph.D. from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel with a dissertation on the British sculptor Henry Moore. Since more than 20 years she organizes exhibitions worldwide with a focus on cultural exchange. Founder of AHC Projects Hamburg, Germany.