We are happy to announce the third edition of FREISPIEL: a short-term residency where we invite (inter)national artists to live, produce and finally present an exhibition in the Rosa Stern Space. Our next guest will be Vienna based artist Sophie Thun.
With SHIFTS we present Sophie Thun's first solo exhibition in Munich. During her residency, the artist developed new site-specific works that turn the space and its surroundings into settings, while occupying the entire architectural structure of the space. Between spatial image and pictorial space, recording and exposure, staging and representation, appropriation and construction, difference and repetition, blurring and precision, a conundrum begins - trompe-l'Œil vs. excessive mimesis.
Sophie Thun (*1985) lives and works in Vienna, where she studied painting and photography with Daniel Richter and Martin Guttmann at the Academy of Fine Arts. Her work was most recently on view at Liste Art Fair Basel and has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions including C/O Berlin, Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (LV), at ART FOYER, Frankfurt, at Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen), at Camera Austria (Graz) and at Secession (Vienna). Works by her are in the permanent collections of the Museum der Moderne (Salzburg), the Landesmuseum Oberösterreich (Linz), the Smart Museum (Chicago) and the Verbund Collection (Vienna). In 2021 Sophie Thun was awarded the outstanding artist award - Artistic Photography by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture. She is a member of the artists collective <dienstag abend> and is represented by Galerie Sophie Tappeiner in Vienna. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Hildesheim and the publication of her first monograph in the Phileas series, which presents the work of promising and emerging artists based in Austria.