La Maison des Temps is an artist residency situated in a historical farm house between Strasbourg and Baden-Baden, in Alsace region, northern France. Since 2018 several artists have been exhibiting, living or producing here: Julian Schnabel, Rieke Reveman, Random International, Fiete Stolte, xoooox, Katrin Fridriks, Malcolm Gompf, Marco Reichert, Jiri Dokoupil, Iryna Maksymova, Johann Alexis and many more…
Curator Gianna Haehling von Lanzenauer carefully selects artists with a focus on existentialist topics. This quiet and wonderful place wants to give artists inspiration in context of nature and help us humans reconnect with ourselves and the core questions of our time through the impact of art discourses.
Johann Alexis von Haehling (full name) deals with the triad of human existence: consciousness, body and soul. He is convinced that we humans must first deal with our hearts before we can make a constructive contribution to universal and important changes in society.
In the context of an increasingly threatened earth, the artist is interested in essential questions: where do we come from, where are we now and where is our potential to get back into better harmony with the global geo- and bio-system? As the founder of the Arts & Nature Social Club, a community of leading scientists, artists and entrepreneurs, Johann Alexis is committed to these core issues of our time in the style of social sculpture after Beuys. Systemically and conceptually this happens in the form of intellectual and inspirational gatherings in different places of the world.
The maximally reduced surfaces and colors of the abstract paintings by Johann Alexis create strong, meditative interpretation spaces for these complex discussions. He examines the potentials on how fluidity and simplicity can impact our lifes and endeavors as human beings in order to create a global livelihood in harmony, respect and truth.
The German-American conceptual artist Malcolm Gompf deals with painting in the field of tension between globalizing markets, the digitization of art, the artistic concept of the readymade and classic art historical positions. His current series is a commentary on cultural and industrial structures of appropriation in emerging digital dictatorships.
Reality vs. Metaverse – Copy vs. Fake. Malcolm Gompf transforms prominent works of art history into “highly pixelated” digital statements. Key works by Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, René Magritte and Edward Hopper are no longer identifiable at first glance after the artistic transformation. However, despite the digital abstraction, the quality of the color harmony and composition of the masters remains noticeable.
In the next step, the digital image data is sent to randomly googled, changing Chinese service providers. These receive the unusual commission of reproducing the artist’s digital-abstract motifs in oil on canvas – these service providers usually produce lap dogs, cats or family portraits in Sunday suits. With this action, Malcolm Gompf reflects on the problems of originality and plagiarism in the world markets as well as the importance of quality craftsmanship and digitization in today’s concept of painting.
La Maison Des Temps
Gianna Haehling von Lanzenauer
+49 152 292 075 67
Artist Residency in Alsace
12, rue principale, 67480 Kauffenheim, France
Hirschstrasse 3, 76530 Basden-Baden, Germany
Show Room Baden-Baden
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 3, 76530 Basden-Baden, Germany
Visits possible during exhibitions by appointment