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Tuesday 1 January 2013

HNY from Thomas Palme in BAVARIA

Saturday 13 October 2012

Introducing Thomas Palme new works at CUT/LOG

from up to down: Amanda, Bill, Cindy, Claude, Henry, Herbert, Jessica, Ralph, Ramona, Walter, 
65 x 50 cm (unframed), red chalk on paper, 2012

Tuesday 5 June 2012

pictures of the opening BODY NOISES - last Sunday (身体噪音开幕式照片 - 上个周日)

with Yu Hong

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

Liu Yanan performing

body crack!

Yu Hong

self doll(s)

installation view

self doll


Palme and people

installation view

exhibition 身体噪音 BODY NOISES

身体噪音 时代之异

















2012527日 于北京中央美术学院

Body Noise is Epochal Alienation


The mankind lasts today, and what perplexes the mankind the most perhaps is their body. All the vicissitudes involve with body. Where there remains history, the image of body dominates. Body is to be admired while also be denied at certain moment. On the surface, body seems to be owned by an individual, but actually it is the result of history and together possessed by society. It looks like a physical outfit, but it culminates with religion and concept. The existence of body reveals the existing social value. When questions are ponders, there must be an on-site body to confirm.


This is the theme of body and the pre-requisite for the expression of body today. When body produces noises, it is because of the entanglement of itself. The society conducts a series of social behavior under body, from birth to life, from body to potentiality. What all we have has been socialized, been politicalized. The limits of body exist before we were born. Birth and death have already been coded. Naturally the birth of our body and ripen of our body begins with the struggle between our body and what it already has been tamed and trained.


Through his entire life, some can never find the meaning of self. It might appear a wealthy life with fur-coat and BMW, but his soul has already gone, leaving only a physical outfit. While someone is willing to receive all the solitude and poverty just to confirm the meaning of life beyond body especially among those believers. With the development of society, the active expression and the action to distinguish body in art are quite bizarre and contradictory. In contemporary art, body is repeatedly used as an expression for experiment. The implementation of artistic behavior and the visual effect all cater for the purpose of an on-site body. Art inspires the mankind how to de-kitsch, how to re-live the body as a spiritual existence to against decaying. Body doesn’t become more free under a more prosperous material world. On the contrary, it alerts the body with inspection ubiquitously. There is nowhere for body to escape.


Thus the taming and training of body become stronger, as we don’t have religion. That’s why we are afraid of our body and want to destroy it.  The same structure in art expresses the soul’s salvation and turnover to body. This exhibition reflects such an attitude, the variation of body is seen through performing art to video. From their artworks, we could deeply experience the dual confrontation of body as a subject and object. The artists describe the condition of body through an artistic mode and reveal the soul of body through their behavior. In particular, the self-denial as a narration questions the physical trait of body, the oddness and separation of the existing world.


It is because body produces noises that we are moved and try to imagine. We start to think of our body and the world. We recognize those valuable things among the fake and impulsive art scene. Today we don’t lack any art concept, but we are short of the basic recognition and review towards humans. Starting from body, we find the existing error and conflict which remind us not being numb to our body that nurtures our soul. This is the origin of our value. When all these disappear, where is our body? When a healthy body exists and a soul decays, what is the use of body? When art becomes meaningless, how artists could be called artists.


Today this is what we should respond and consider. In order to quiet the noise inside our body, we need to erase the “canker” in society which is also one of the function of art that endowed by the present epoch. This is what we as artists should take.



Wang Chunchen

May 27, 2012

Selected works:

Deng Biwen, "the mechanical pleasure of youth", mechanical installation, 70x70x25 cm, 2012

Liu Yanan, "fade", video, 2010

Wang Yuhong, "Expired exhibition dates", installation, 2012

Wang Yuhong, "Expired exhibition dates", installation, 2012

Laomean, "copy from orgasm - longevity", HD digital video, 2010

Susanne Junker, "self doll is floating at Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong during HK art fair after party 2011", photograph, 30 x 40 cm , lambda print, 2011

Susanne Junker, "self doll is flying at YY's Shanghai", photograph, 30 x 40 cm , lambda print, 2011

Lui Yanan, video

Chen Yongwei, "vacancy of no. 17 seat on the train series NO.3, paper and crayons, 60 x 80 cm, 2008

Xu Shijun, "a bookmark", inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm, 2012

Xu Shijun, "Fulcrum NO.2", inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm, 2012

Xu Shijun, "Fulcrum NO.1", inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm, 2012

Sunday 3 June 2012

body noises preps - self dolls are coming alive 身体噪音(准备中)- 自相娃娃要复活了

Sunday 12 February 2012

LUCKY US! 幸运的我们!

Thomas Palme sends us greetings with his personal alive Maneki Neko.
Yes, it means fortune, fortune and more fortune.
Lucky us!

Thomas Palme发给我们他的招财猫的问候。

Sunday 8 January 2012

Palme inspires 帕尔玛的启发

After countless requests, a visitor drew a Palme-inspired Mao in our guestbook. Yes!


"Grandpa Mao, requested by (comments on) the last seven pages"


Wednesday 14 December 2011

Xiexie City Weekend! 谢谢City Weekend!

Dec. 8-21, page 23  12月8号-21号,23页


和stageBACK候台画廊的白色墙面形成鲜明对比的是巨幅画着以各种姿态的赤裸的女人的铅笔画。进一步审查发现,每一个女性都拥有着男人的身体。并且每一个男人都是历史上重要的人物。在这些惊艳的画作背后的是艺术家Thomas Palme,一位极具天赋的专画丰富的女性裸体的肖像家。


根据策展人Susanne Junker所说,这个展览是用来批评这个名单存在的意识形态;“当信息和名人盈余或多余的时候,我们都采用这种创作名单的做法以此来将这种嘈杂变得更加合理。”Thomas针对这些汇编这些名单的愚蠢的行为,通过减少伟人的这种闹剧来讽刺我们当中竟有人有如此能力和远见来决定谁是我们之中最伟大的人。




Tuesday 6 December 2011

Thomas Palme is Time Out! Thomas Palme 在 Time Out 杂志上啦!

page 58, December 2011 Shanghai edition


巴伐利亞州的藝術家 Thomas Palme 已經創作了“100位歷史上最具影響力”系列畫作,特別的是圖片例如薩尔瓦多達利在他的觸手的另外一端是泰山的陰道。他告訴 Sam Gaskin更多。

“我第一次來上海是在2009年為了我的“瘋狂, 痛飲和社會變態性恐懼”展覽。這場展覽的想法是為了做一些和毛澤東有關的作品,但是Susanne Junker (stageBACK後台畫廊的經營者)告訴我說展現他的裸體會是非常困難的。所以我揪想到了如果我畫這100位歷史上最有影響力的男人”那麼官方來決定他應該被列為不重要呢?還是被列為重要而展示裸體呢?

於是我找到了由Michael H Hart 所寫的被叫做《100排名 :歷史上最有影響力的人》。但是我不喜歡他的名單因為裡面大部人我都不認識。於是我用流行的動漫人物做了自己的名單,我認為他們所有人都是非常重要的。即使是功夫熊貓。

我還把科學怪人和Hello Kitty 列入了名單,並將他們畫得更加荒唐,來表達人們不應該指定這樣得名單得觀點。我覺得說“這個歷史上有100位最重要的人”的這種說法有點兒獨斷和理想化。如果你把人物加在這種荒唐的虛構的名單上,那就說明你的現實是被構建出來的.

"Michael Hart的名單上是有女性的,但是我只畫男人。我喜歡畫裸體和歷史人物肖像。並且將他們混這畫。黨你將兩者結合在一起之後,這結果是非常grotesque和荒唐的。我的意圖並非是創作一些古怪的東西。它只是自然而然的產生了。"



最近在巴黎人們想要關閉我的展覽。我會非常喜歡聽到人們說“這個男人太 變態。”或者“他發甚麼神經了?”


Tuesday 29 November 2011


City Weekend, Nov 24 - Dec 7 2011, Page 20:


Thomas Palme, Barack Obama versus Mother Teresa, 150 cm x 120 cm, pencil on paper, 2011

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Hello Kittler 你好希特勒

"Hello Kittler", photograph, 80 cm x 60 cm, courtesy of stage候台BACK Shanghai, 2011. 
“你好 希特勒”, 摄影, 80 cm x 60 cm, 图片惠允上海候台画廊 2011

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Thomas Palme opening pictures of the 100 most influential men in history, November 19 2011 2011年11月19日Thomas Palme展览“100位历史上最具影响力的男人”开幕式照片

We turned on the red lights! Thanks to all the visitors, it was a great opening! 



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