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Gelitin

Austrian, Established 1993

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Gelitin

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Austrian, Established 1993

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Biography

Getlitin is comprised of Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither, and Tobias Urban. The four artists met in 1978 at a summer camp, where they began to collaborate. Gelitin, however, only officially formed and began exhibiting as a collective in 1993. Their projects make use of a variety of mediums, including performance, installation, sculpture, and new media. These are united in their purpose to question the traditional relationship between an artwork and its spectators or context. Many of the group’s works invite audience members to participate in creating, or sometimes destroying, the work. Gelitin tellingly and aptly called its 2005 project “Sweatwat” at Gagosian Gallery a “humongous implosion, sucking you into deep and profound chaos, instability, joy and pure wonder. It offers visitors a chance to relax, paddle and freak out.”

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 2 more
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Biography

Getlitin is comprised of Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither, and Tobias Urban. The four artists met in 1978 at a summer camp, where they began to collaborate. Gelitin, however, only officially formed and began exhibiting as a collective in 1993. Their projects make use of a variety of mediums, including performance, installation, sculpture, and new media. These are united in their purpose to question the traditional relationship between an artwork and its spectators or context. Many of the group’s works invite audience members to participate in creating, or sometimes destroying, the work. Gelitin tellingly and aptly called its 2005 project “Sweatwat” at Gagosian Gallery a “humongous implosion, sucking you into deep and profound chaos, instability, joy and pure wonder. It offers visitors a chance to relax, paddle and freak out.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Performa