Fabian KNECHT: Mit dem Herz voran


For his first solo show at the Galerie Christophe Gaillard from November 24, 2011 to January 7, 2012, Fabian Knecht will present a set of recent pieces, most of which were purposely produced for the exhibition.

Born in 1980, Fabian Knecht first established his creative practice as a filmaker, shooting numerous video clips and documentaries on music concerts and roadshows. First studying under Olafur Eliasson guidance at the University of the Arts Berlin, then at the Art Institute of California, he is about to collaborate with Matthew Barney.

The translation of «Mit dem Herz VORAN» does not only bring the heart - das Herz – to the fore, but also stresses that it is the engine of motion. «Voran» in German evokes both the idea of progress and of starting, it is as much a sports as an offensive motto. As one would say «head first», here is «heart in mind.». This is a poetic image and thus cannot be literally translated, however the importance of action is emphasized.