Christiane Baumgartner

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Christiane Baumgartner’s work deals with the convergence of speed and standstill.
Her chosen format is monumental monochrome woodcut taken from her own video stills. She combines the earliest and the latest reproduction processes: woodcut and video. Speed and the passage of time are recurring themes throughout her work. The notion of ‘time’ is also embodied in her artistic process, which involves the lengthy and painstaking medium of handmade woodcut, with all its inaccuracies and mistakes.
Compared to woodcut, the digital system of video is a calculable system. Digital information provides the means by which to order and to simplify, and enables the production of endless identical images in different mediums.
Through the use of a self generated line grid Baumgartner simulates this standardized information for use in her woodcuts.
A central aspect of her work is the relation between materiality and immateriality. The ‘original’ image is one of several thousand neutrally generated digital images, not yet defined in size, colour and frequency. Through her selection and transformation of a video still, she creates a unique woodcut that brings experience and weight to an otherwise unexperienced moment.

Press releases
2017 'The German Woodcut: Christiane Baumgartner, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2016 'Christiane Baumgartner, LICHT-BILDER', Christian Lethert Gallery, Cologne
2015 'Christiane Baumgartner, Prix de Gravure Mario Avati – Académie des beaux-arts 2014', Palais de l'Institut de France, Paris
2014 'Christiane Baumgartner, Totentanz', Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Trigg 2021; David Trigg, 'Christiane Baumgartner – interview: ‘A good piece of work should not bore you; each time you look at it, there should be something else to discover’’, In: studio international, New York, 17 Nov 2021.
Marks 2018; Thomas Marks, 'Christiane Baumgartner: I don't call myself a printmaker'. In: Apollo Magazine, Apr 2018.
Pill 2014; Steve Pill, ‘My Life in Art, Christiane Baumgartner’. In: Artists & Illustrators, London, Oct 2014, p 82.
Singapore 2014; 'Feature: Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Galavant Magazine, Singapore, No 3, 2014, pp 118–135.
De Braekeleer 2013; Catherine de Braekeleer, 'Christiane Baumgartner: La mémoire en mouvement'. In: Nouvelles de l’estampe, 245, 2013, pp 36–43.
Santos 2012; Juan José Santos, 'Christiane Baumgartner, An Artist in an Era of Screens'. In: Arte al Limite, Enero–Febrero No 52, 2012, pp 50–56.
Hanoi 2014; ‘The last call’. In: Word Magazine, Hanoi, Oct 2012.
James 2010; Nicholas James, 'Interviews–Artists'. In: London: Cv/VAR Archive & Editions, 2010, p 21–25.
Hobbs 2008; James Hobbs, 'Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Art World, May 2008.
Wynen 2004; Otto Wynen, 'Porträt Christiane Baumgartner', Arte-TV Kulturnachrichten, 27 April 2004, 25 Dec 2004.
Wynen 2003; Otto Wynen, 'Porträt Christiane Baumgartner', Deutsche Welle-TV, Oct 2003.

Audio & Film

Making a Mark: Christiane Baumgartner, Cristea Roberts Gallery Podcast. 2021.

'Another Country', Artist talk; The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, 20 Sep 2018.

Arte-TV Metropolis; 'Atelier: Christiane Baumgartner', Film by Tim Lienhard, 15 Nov 2015.

Province de Hainaut; 'Un mouvement contemplatif', Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, 2014.

MDR Figaro trifft: Christiane Baumgartner im Gespräch mit Carsten Tesch. In: MDR-Kultur-Radio, 11 Dec 2013.

Christiane Baumgartner Interview: Philagrafika 2010.

Alan Cristea Gallery London; 'Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot', 2008.

Nonnenberg 2021; Sheryl Nonnenberg, 'Experiencing the thrill of the 'Chase' – Cantor Arts Center's 'Paper Chase' show highlights gems from its collection of works on paper. In: Mountain View Voice, 28 Oct 2021.
Jenkins 2021; Mark Jenkins, 'In the galleries: Probing our relationships with living systems'. In: The Washington Post, 1 Oct 2021.
Freeman 2021; Laura Freeman, 'The art of politics: what ministers hang on their walls'. In: The Spectator, 22 Aug 2021.
Fricke 2021; Christiane Fricke, 'Die rheinische Galerienszene erwacht zu neuem Leben'. In: Handelsblatt, 17 Jun 2021.
Magister 2021; Susanne Magister, 'Etwas Blau im royalen Grau'. In: Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 23 Mar 2021.
Artdaily 2020; 'Works by Dürer, Hockney, and Warhol lead sales at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online'. In: Artdaily, 28 May 2020.
Neubauer 2020; Herbert Neubauer, 'Holzschnitt, einmal anders: “Natur & Symbol” in Albertina'. In: Oberösterreichisches Volksblatt, 6 Aug 2020.
ORF 2020; '„Natur und Symbol“ in der Albertina'. In: ORF Kultur, 9 Aug 2020.
Rustler 2020; Katharina Rustler, '"Natur & Symbol": Tiere und Fratzen in der Albertina'. In: DerStandard, 12 Aug 2020.
Borchhardt-Birbaumer 2020; Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, 'Gelbe Rosen über Schwarzwasser'. In: Wiener Zeitung, 12 Aug 2020.
Keil 2019; Frank Keil, 'Stade macht Druck'. In: taz. die tageszeitung, 13 Nov 2019.
Hanley 2019; Sarah Kirk Hanley, 'Reading Christiane Baumgartner’s Lines'. In: Art in Print, May – Jun 2019, pp 26–29.
Dannatt 2019; Adrian Dannatt, '“Here one can be both modest and ambitious”: Report from the Québec City Biennial'. In: artcritical, 19 Apr 2019.
Williams 2019; Emma Williams, 'Manif d’art 9: the horizon line of Christiane Baumgartner'. In: The Bobr Telegram, 12 Mar 2019.
Worat 2019; Jörg Worat, 'Unerschöpflicher Kosmos '. In: Cellesche Zeitung, 7 Mar 2019.
Desloges 2019; Josianne Desloges, 'Manif d'art 9: la ligne d’horizon de Christiane Baumgartner'. In: leSoleil, 2 Mar 2019.
McQuaid 2018; Cate McQuaid, 'Best art museum shows of 2018'. In: The Boston Globe, 14 Dec 2018.
'Quebec City Biennial Manif d’Art Releases Full Artist Lineup'. In: canadianart, 5 Dec 2018.
Angeleti 2018; Gabriella Angeleti, 'Object lessons at the Fine Art Print Fair: from an apocalyptic landscape by Tacita Dean to lithographs by Bruce Nauman'. In: THE ART NEWSPAPER, 25. Oct 2018.
McQuaid 2018; Cate McQuaid, 'A fierce staticky rumble. A new star among printmakers has US museum show debut at the Davis'. In: The Boston Globe, 21 Oct 2018.
McQuaid 2018; Cate McQuaid, 'At the Davis, a US museum show debut for Christiane Baumgartner'. In: The Boston Globe, 18 Oct 2018.
'The Davis Museum Presents Artist’s First U.S. Solo Museum Exhibition with Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country'. In ARTFIXdaily, 19 Sep 2018.
Brazil 2018; Kevin Brazil, 'Christiane Baumgartner: Liquid Light'. In: this is tomorrow - Contemporary Art Magazine, 20 Apr 2018.
Werner-Art 2017; Lisa Werner-Art, 'Unika und Seltenheiten in einer sehenswerten Sommerschau'. In Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 20 Jul 2017.
Levy 2017; Benjamin Levy, 'Christiane Baumgartner, Another Country (2016)'. In: Art in Print, Edition Reviews, Apr 2017.
Kohler 2016; Micheal Kohler, 'Geisterbilder aus der Medienwelt: Christiane Baumgartner zeigt neue Holzschnitte bei Christian Lethert'. In: Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Jun 2016.
Birck 2015; Danielle Birck, 'Les gravures de Christiane Baumgartner à l'Académie des Beaux-Arts'. In: De Belles choses, 21 Mar 2015.
Holderegger Rossier 2015; Katharina Holderegger Rossier, 'Geneve: Christiane Baumgartner – Mediale Interferenzen'. In: kunstbulletin, Jun 2015, pp 96–97.
Schädler 2015; Linda Schädler, 'Aus dem Zeitfluss enthoben'. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2 May 2015.
Vaucher 2015; Anna Vaucher, 'Quand la gravure taille dans le numérique'. In: Tribune de Genève, 19 Mar 2015.
Chicha-Castex 2015; Céline Chicha-Castex, 'Christiane Baumgartner à l’Institut'. In: Nouvelles de l’estampe, 250, 2015, pp 87-88.
Stoschek 2015; Jeannette Stoschek, 'Christiane Baumgartner – White Noise'. In: Print Quarterly, XXXII, 2015, 4.
Kettner 2014; Jasper Kettner, 'Christiane Baumgartner: White Noise'. In: Art in Print, Volume 4, Number 3, 2014.
'Christiane Baumgartner 'Totentanz' to Open at Alan Cristea Gallery'. In: ArtfixDaily, 21 Oct 2014.
Sebastian 2014; Klaus Sebastian, 'Poesie der Abstraktion: Christiane Baumgartner im Kunstpalast'. In: Rheinische Post, 8 Oct 2014.
'White Noise, le catalogue'. In: Critique d'Art & Metiers du Livre, nº 301, Febr 2014.
Wynants 2014; Jean-Marie Wynants, 'Le trouble gravé de Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Le Soir, 19 Feb 2014.
Fabrizi 2014; Mariabruna Fabrizi, 'The Convergence of Speed and Standstill: Christiane Baumgartner’s Prints'. In: Socks Magazine, 12 March 2014.
Turine 2014; Roger Pierre Turine, 'Temps et mouvement en apnée visuelle'. In: La Libre Belgique, 17 Feb 2014.
Wolters 2013; Dierk Wolters, 'Aus dem Leben geschöpft, Das Frankfurter Städel zeigt viele Neuerwerbungen der Grafischen Sammlung'. In: Frankfurter Neue Presse, 6 March 2013.
Berlin 2012; 'Edition 1', Berliner Festspiele, 2012 hrsg. von Thomas Oberender. In: Berlin: Berliner Festspiele, 2012.
Kleindienst 2011; Jürgen Kleindienst, 'Mutige Zeitreise, Das Bildermuseum zeigt Holzschnitte «Von Dürer bis Baumgartner»'. In: Leipziger Volkszeitung, 9 Jun 2011.
Pfister 2011; Sarah Pfister, 'Innovation eines Traditionsmediums'. In: artline, Jun 2011.
Schröder 2011; Nicola Schröder, 'Wandel der Wahrnehmung'. In: artensuite, May 2011.
Sherwin 2011; Skye Sherwin, 'Artist of the week 127: Christiane Baumgartner'. In: the guardian, 25 Feb 2011.
Battersby 2011; Matilda Battersby, 'Reel Time – a preview'. In: The Independent, 14 Feb 2011.
Platthaus 2010; Andreas Platthaus, 'Spinnerei sieht anders aus'. In: F.A.Z. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1 Jun 2010.
Hirsch 2010; Faye Hirsch, 'The Open Print'. In: Art in America, Apr 2010.
Johnson 2010; Ken Johnson, 'What Is Printmaking Today?'. In: The New York Times, 4 Feb 2010.
Krogemann 2009; Bettina Krogemann, 'Eine Wiederentdeckung des Mediums Holzschnitt'. In: Die Welt, 12 Sep 2009.
'On or Off Signals, by Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Standpoint Magazine, 26 Jun 2009.
Krogemann 2009; Bettina Krogemann, 'Teresa Bulgarini Preis 2009'. In: Weltkunst, Jun 2009.
Weinzierl 2009; G. Weinzierl, 'Kunstpreis für eine kritische Romantikerin'. In: Salzburger Nachrichten, 7 May 2009.
'Christiane Baumgartner erhält Teresa Bulgarini Preis'. In: DerStandard, 5 May 2009.
Trigg 2009; David Trigg, 'Christiane Baumgartner: Solaris'. In: Art Monthly, Feb 2009.
Mizota 2008; Sharon Mizota, 'Time and time again'. In: Art on Paper, May 2008.
Feßler und Hoerschelmann 2007; 'Erneuerer traditioneller Techniken': Anne Katrin Feßler bat Kuratorin Antonia Hoerschelmann zum Gespräch. In: DerStandard, 19 Oct 2007.
Stoeber 2007; Michael Stoeber, 'Furchen wie mit der Rasierklinge'. In: Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 13 Jul 2007.
Hellmich 2007; Sigrun Hellmich, 'Schwindelerregendes Flimmern'. In: Sächsische Zeitung, 24 Mar 2007.
Kleindienst 2007; Jürgen Kleindienst, 'Momente für die Ewigkeit'. In: Leipziger Volkszeitung, 12 Feb 2007.
Hirsch 2006; Faye Hirsch, 'History, a multiplicity'. In: Art in America, Dec 2006.
Rümelin 2006; Christian Rümelin, 'Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Print Quarterly, Jun 2006.
Manby 2005; Jo Manby, 'Birmingham: Ikon Gallery'. In: Contemporary Magazine, Oct 2005.
Geldard 2005; Rebecca Geldard, 'Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Time Out London, 12 Oct 2005.
London 2005; 'Five best Exhibitions'. In: The Independent, 23 Aug 2005.
London 2005; 'Five best Exhibitions'. In: The Independent, 2 Sep 2005.
Hubbard 2005; Sue Hubbard, 'Dream States'. In: The Independent, 16 Aug 2005.
Grimley 2005; Terry Grimley, 'Artists separated by a century'. In: The Birmingham Post, 19 Aug 2005.
Lorch 2005; Catrin Lorch, 'Eine Achterbahn rund um den Watzmann: Der elfte Dorothea-von-Stetten-Kunstpreis in Bonn'. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11 Feb 2005.
Hecht 2005; Axel Hecht, 'Bilanz 2004: Die alten Helden kehren zurück'. In: Art - Das Kunstmagazin, Jan 2005.
Altmann 2004; Susanne Altmann, 'Eine Generation ohne Schule: Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Art - Das Kunstmagazin, Dec 2004.
Berlin 2004; 'Moderne Geschwindigkeit'. In: Taz Berlin, 28 Oct 2004.
Johnson 2004; Daniela Johnson, 'EAST International'. In: Flash Art 65, Oct 2004.
Altmann 2003; Susanne Altmann, 'Rasender Stillstand'. In: KREUZER Leipzig, Sep 2003.
Guth 2003; Peter Guth, 'Riesiges Rauschen, eingefrostet'. In: Leipziger Volkszeitung, 24 May 2003.

Articles and monographs
Pyne 2020; Lydia Pyne, 'All Together Now: “Prints and Their Makers” by Phil Sanders'. In: Glasstire Texas visual art, 28 Nov 2020.
Getlein 2020; Mark Getlein, 'Living with Art'. In: New York: McGraw-Hill Education, Twelfth edition, 2020, p 536–537.
Wendland, Schreiber 2020; Johannes Wendland, Susanne Schreiber, 'Zurück zum Holz'. In: Handelsblatt, 28, 29 Feb/ 1 Mar 2020.
Pelzer-Montada 2019; Ruth Pelzer-Montada, 'Doing Things that you Cannot Predict – Thoughts on Contemporary printmaking'. In: Haugesund's First Relief Printing Festival: The HIT-Festival, 2019, pp. 39–49.
Pelzer-Montada 2018; Ruth Pelzer-Montada, 'Deceleration Through the Imprint: Photo/graphic interactions in contemporary art'. In: Photographies, vol. 11, issue 1, Feb 2018.

Milosevic 2016; Nikola Milosevic, 'Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Widewalls 2016.
Rümelin 2015; Christian Rümelin, 'The woodcuts of Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Journal of Visual Art Practice 14 (3), 2015.
Platthaus 2015; Andreas Platthaus, 'Das Leben im Holz'. In: F.A.Z. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 19 Oct 2015.
Bevan 2015; Sara Bevan, 'Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Art from Contemporary Conflict, Imperial War Museum London: p 39, 2015.
Garrett 2014/15; Stewart Garrett, 'Transmedium'. In: The Iowa Review 44 (3): p 106–121, 2014/15.
De Braekeleer 2014; Catherine de Braekeleer, 'La mémoire en mouvement. Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Nouvelles de l'estampe, Numéro 245, 21 Jan 2014.
Pelzer-Montada 2013; Ruth Pelzer-Montada, 'Elective Affinities: Observations on Contemporary Printmaking through Drawing'. In: Luke Morgan, ed., Intersections and counterpoints: proceedings of the Impact 7 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, pp 414-421.
Altmann 2011; Susanne Altmann, 'Mehr Druck! – Jetzt Druck machen!'. In: Art – Das Kunstmagazin, Dec 2011.
Coldwell 2011; Paul Coldwell, 'Christiane Baumgartner, Between States'. In: Art in Print, May – Jun 2011.
Coldwell 2010; Paul Coldwell, 'Printmaking – A Contemporary Perspective'. In: London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010.
James 2010; Nicholas James, 'Interviews–Artists'. In: London: Cv/VAR Archive & Editions, 2010, p 21–25.
MoMA Highlights 2008; 'MoMA Highlights since 1980, 250 Works from the Museum of Modern Art', Rebecca Roberts, ed. In: The Museum of Modern Art, New York: MoMA, 2008, p 202.
Lewison 2007; 'Christiane Baumgartner', Johan Deumens Gallery, Heemstede, Jeremy Lewison. In: Heemstede: Johan Deumens Gallery, 2007.
Kettner 2007; Jasper Kettner, 'Woodcut in Motion: Time in the Prints of Christiane Baumgartner'. In: Print Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 1, Mar 2007, pp 21–37.
Blume 2003; Julia Blume, 'Innehalten' and 'Pausing'. In: Leipzig 2003, p 5–7 und p 8–9.

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