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Frequenzen-Symposium 2015 Fluch—t

Our last Symposium in Neumarkt a.d.Raab in Austria is over. We were a small group this time,  the participating 7 artists came from 6 different European nations. We worked a lot, in a very concentrated manner, and the result is  interesting as usual. We treated the subject “escape”. Our location is situated near the Hungarian and the Slovenian borders and during our symposium many fugitives from Syria have been arrived, trying to go to Vienna. The item was very hot and really felt by the Frequenzen members.

You can follow the Frequenzen-Blog  here. There are photos from the art works, portraits of the participating artists and many details.

 

The artists:

Zoltan Debreczeny from Hungary, painter

Jean-Pierre Dupont from France, painter

Charles Gatt from Malta, painter

Heiner Hofmann from Germany, painter

Sabine Meyer from Germany, photographer

Michel Schmid from Switzerland, sculptor

Harald Thaler  from Italy, sculptor

and as special guest

Gabor Szabo from Hungary, sculptor

 

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Our special greetings go out to Kristina Kanaan, Tobias Krug, Maxs Felinfer, Patricia Vena, Gilles BrunRobert Engl, Vincenzo Lopardo, Alejandro Schmitt, Carmen Garcia Gordillo,Irene Hallmann-Strauss, Janos Mìklas Kadar and Hans Verduijn, who couldn’t come due to personal reasons.

 

 

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The XXth Frequenzen Symposium South Streams is over

In 2014 we met in Higueras, Spain. Our final exhibition took place at Castellon, in the casa Moruna, plaza del Mar.

On the Frequenzen-Blog you can find photos taken by all the participants of the event.

On the blog of the “Associacion Cultural” of Higueras, you will find pictures taken by people of the village, along with spanish, italian and french text.

 

Participating as Guest Artists:

From Italy:

Vincenzo Lopardo

From the Netherlands:

Grieteke Kiki Roosma

From Spain:

Carmen Garcia Gordillo

Elisa Merino C.

Alejandro Schmitt

Melchor Zapata

 

Many thanks to Angeles Schmid, Michel Schmid, Edith Schmid for management, organization and translations

Francisco Gimeno Torregrosa, Alcade – Presidente de Higueras

Excmo Ayuntamiento de Higueras

Asociacion Cultural Higueras

 

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La Provence, 30-06-2013

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Symposium 2013 Passages – Pas sages

26 May 2013 – 02 June 2013, Le Rocher d’Ongles, France

After twenty symposia in Hungary, Germany, Austria, Italy and Malta  last year’s symposium was hold for the first time in France.

Gilles Brun a long time member of “Frequenzen” was the host in his new studio, in Le Rocher d’Ongles, Provence.

The finished projects were exhibited in the town hall of Ongles.

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Michel Schmid

I was born in 1945 and as a child I spent a lot of time painting and drawing.
At the age of 11, I saw the film “le mystère Picasso” and this movie was an impression which influenced my later style.
As a teenager I wanted to follow an art course, but, being an obedient son, I became an electronic engineer.
Except for a short break of a few years, I continued to draw and paint while I was doing my technical work. In the late ’90s I devoted more time to painting than to my professional work. In my studio in Geneva a thorough research in colour and design brought me to the third dimension, and this initiated my interest in sculpture.
In 2004, when I retired my wife and myself moved to Haute-Provence and I started working with Iron.
In 2008 the sculptural work became so important that I had to stop painting. Since then, I have been working almost exclusively with Iron sheet, formed either in a hot or cold way and then welded. I like this material for the constraints it implies, being cold, sharp, sometimes dangerous, but at the same time allowing the building of warm and sensual shapes.
Most of my works are rather abstract, in the sense that they don’t represent anything but rather suggest and transmit emotion. Most of the time, the emotion has its source in a shape thought, dreamt, or felt. However, the source can also be a social or political event.