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BARBARA HEINISCH'S PAINTING AS AN EVENT IS A TRANS-DISCIPLINARY PROCESS PAINTING [46 KB] WITH OTHER ARTISTS.



Evolution III, 2014 (Tempera on cotton / 82,5 x 65,0 in)

Performance with the dancer Chris Parker and the musician Uwe Weisbrod
in the Museum Ratingen to 22.08.2014 (collection Museum Ratingen)
- video (9:24 min)

BACKGROUND of the term PAINTING AS AN EVENT [MALEREI ALS EREIGNIS]
The term Painting as an Event (Synonym of Malerei als Ereignis) was coined by the American critic Harold Rosenberg in 1952, who wrote the manifesto for Action Painting, as he called it in his unforgettable article for Art News:
..."Titled 'The Tradition of the New', he defined the canvas and the 'painting as an event' of its own making, the arena for the action through the act of improvisation, making it up as the artist goes, working spontaneously and then discovering what has been done.”The term Action Painting became by Jackson Pollock an international renown.
The term Painting as an Event used Harold Rosenberg for the description of the artwork Girl before a Mirror, 1932 of Pablo Picasso too:
"This mid-life painting by Picasso, while made before 'abstract Expressionism' or 'Action Painting' were ever part of our vocabulary, is an apt example of 'painting as an event'..."
The term 'Malerei als Ereignis' was coined by the German critic Prof. Dr. Michael Klant about 50 years later within the scope of a cinematic journey through process-oriented art - by displaying the formation of the work process – next Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock with six further major contemporary artists.

PROFILE ABOUT BARBARA HEINISCH

My PAINTING AS AN EVENT is a PROCESS PAINTING with other artists. I am specializing in interactive works of art in which painting, dance and music become an artwork (videos and photoreports are almost included). Add to this, art journalist Heinz Ohff: "... we can see that Barbara Heinisch has managed to reunite two strongly opposed tendencies: the performance and the good, old panel painting - a missing link between the offshoots of anti-art in the tradition of Duchamp, Beuys and Vostell and traditional painting..." (out of "Realism and Expressionism in Berlin Art" [292 KB] , Frederick S. Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles 1980)
Since 1983 I have mediated my process painting with teaching as visiting professor in various universities and academies of arts (currently in the European Academy of Fine Arts, Trier) as in workshops.

1969 Studies under Joseph Beuys, Art Academy, Düsseldorf
1977 First PAINTING AS AN EVENT deploying the concept of making the human figure the basis of the painting
1978 EUROPAN PERFORMANCE SERIES, Brooklyn-Museum, New York - poster
1978 PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Theater aan de Rijn, Arnhem (NL) - poster
1979 GERMAN ART CRITICS PRIZE for the figurative arts, Berlin
1980 MALEREI ALS LEBENDIGER PROZESS [417 KB] (painting as a living process), Galerie Diagonale, Paris
1981 TV LIVE-KUNST, III nach 9, RB III - Studio, Bremen
1981 PERFORMANCE EINS and 1982 Performance ZWEI, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin - catalog
1982 THE AMERICAN BLUE, MoMA PS1 , New York (video - image)
1983
INFLUX - CONCEPT N.Y. [286 KB] , painting as an event in my studio, 5th ave 1982 and in the Clocktower 1983 , New York City
1988 PHOENIX , process painting, Folkwang-Museum, Essen - video - painting - press
1992
TV LIVE-KUNST, ZDF-Matinée, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2004
Integrated into the anthology KUNST IN BEWEGUNG (art in motion) - book and DVD of Michael Klant - JACKSON POLLOCK, PABLO PICASSO, YVES KLEIN, KARL OTTO GOETZ, NIKI DE ST. PHALLE, MARIA LASSNIG, KEITH HARING and BARBARA HEINISCH in the chapter MALEREI ALS EREIGNIS (painting as an event)
2006 MALAKTION NACH BARBARA HEINISCH integrated into KREATIVE IDEENBOERSE KUNST (creative ideas of arts) together with KEITH HARING, PAUL KLEE, JOAN MIRÓ, VINCENT VAN GOGH, RETER BREUGEL, FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER, GERHARD RICHTER
2008 THE LIQUIDATION OF THE SUBJECT: REFLECTIONS ON SUBJECTIVITY AND EDUCATION AFTER ADORNO , in: CRITIQUE & HUMANISM JOURNAL, Issue 26/2008 von Prof. Dr. Ludwig Pongratz
2009 Video [43.922 KB] of my interactive process painting at Gallery Meta Weber, Krefeld
2011 POWER STRUGGLE (MACHTKAMPF) in the group show KUNSTKÖRPERLICH-KÖRPERKÜNSTLICH 3, Bodies ; amongst others: Vanessa Beecroft, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn
2012 BARBARA HEINISCH - PAINTING AS AN EVENT [2.312 KB] by Dr. Susanne Liessegang
2013 ART AS ACTION - BARBARA HEINISCH AND THE ROLE OF TRADITION [59 KB] by Dr. Gerhard Charles Rump
2014 BARBARA HEINISCH - DER URSPRUNG DER MALEREI (THE ORIGIN OF PAINTING)
2016 HOSIANNA... HOSIANNA ! (In Memoriam Paris november, 15th 2015) , Jesuitenkirche Trier - Diashow - Video
2016 BEGEGNUNG IM BILD (ENCOUNTER IN THE IMAGE), EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, Trier - Presse - Video

MORE INFOS: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Heinisch | www.barbara-heinisch.info | www.malerei-als-ereignis.de

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