Thomas Kilpper


[a]
COMRADES! TURBOCAPITALISM & EXPLOITATION WERE NOT ON OUR AGENDA!, 2013

Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric
256 x 151 cm
Hong Kong Open Printshop collection


[b]
I love to clear your waste, 2013

Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric
280 x 149 cm
Hong Kong Open Printshop collection
[a] Thomas Kilpper, "COMRADES! TURBOCAPITALISM & EXPLOITATION WERE NOT ON OUR AGENDA!", 2013, Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric, 256 x 151 cm, Hong Kong Open Printshop collection  [b] Thomas Kilpper, "I love to clear your waste", 2013, Relief Print: Woodblock, Fabric, 280 x 149 cm, Hong Kong Open Printshop collection



About the Artist

Thomas Kilpper is an artist working preferably on site-related projects with a wide range of media, including installation, sculpture, graphics, photography and video. He studied Fine Arts at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Nuremberg, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt am Main; he lives and works in Berlin and Bergen. Kilpper’s art projects are known for interfering in different fields of social issues and conflicts. Since 2006, he has been running the independent gallery space “after the butcher” in Berlin. Since 2014, he has been a Professor of Art with emphasis on printmaking at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen. Solo projects include: Fragments from Cologne (Nagel Draxler Gallery, Cologne, 2020), The Politics of Heritage vs The Heritage of Politics (Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, 2019),A Lighthouse for Lampedusa! (Bozar, Museum for Contemporary Art, Brussel, 2016), Contemporary Footprints (National Gallery Oslo, 2015), SPEECH MATTERS: Pavilion for Revolutionary Free Speech (Danish Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011); State of Control (former Ministry for State Security - Stasi, Berlin, 2009).

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About the Exhibit

In 2013, Hong Kong Open printshop invited Thomas Kilpper participate in Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta. During his residency at the historical site Cattle Depot Artist Village, he made a series of large-scale woodblock prints entitled “Print from the Ground” with industrial pallets and milling machines. Kilpper enjoys the physicality of carving and working on large site-specific locations. He considers art not only as a way to intervene in architecture, but also a channel to tell stories about the buildings he creates art in. As an activist, socio-political issues are central to his art practice. Now on display, Kilpper’s prints embody his experiences in Hong Kong and Asia.


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