Samstag, den 27 Mai 2017, ab 16 Uhr

Mariateresa Sartori
www.mariateresasartori.it

Angelo Barone
www.cartabiancacatania.it

Giampaolo di Cocco
www.giampaolodicocco.com

Aroldo Marinai
www.aroldomarinai.net

ABACO SPACE Contemporary Art
Thomas Muentzer Strasse 21, D-16866 Kunow (Gumtow), Germany
phone: 0049 (0) 30 347 03 858
phone (mobile): 0049 (0) 1577 9604115
info: giampaolo.dicocco(at)tiscali.it

 

 

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YVONNE ANDREINI

ANKE BECKER

ELENA GAVRISCH

DIANA LEGEL

LISA PAKSCHIES

HANNS SCHIMANSKY

JULIANE SCHMIDT

MARIA LUCREZIA SCHIAVARELLI

ALEXANDRA WOLFRAMM

 

VERNISSAGE
6. April / 18 – 21 Uhr

TALK
8. April / 18 Uhr
mit INGA KONDEYNE Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin
ANTON SCHWARZBACH und DORIT TREBELJAHR Prolog, Heft für Zeichnung und Text
Moderation: KONSTANTY SZYDLOWSKI Kurator

VIDEOSCREENING
11. April / 18 Uhr
BETTINA MUNK Lines Fiction

FINISSAGE / PERFORMANCE
20. April / 18 Uhr
MATTEO PETERLINI Relatiografia

Die Ausstellung Transforming Lines untersucht den Umgang mit der zeichnerischen Linie im zeitgenössischen Kunstschaffen. Ziel ist es, einen Einblick in die Vielfalt des Wesens der Zeichnung in der künstlerischen Praxis zu geben. Die Linie zeigt sich in ihren verschiedensten Formen, zum Beispiel als Verkörperung von Bewegung und Zeit, im Nachdenken über Raum, als gefundene Linie oder als trennendes und verbindendes Element. Sie findet nicht nur auf dem klassischen Bildträger Papier statt, sondern im Objekt, in der Malerei, der Fotografie und im bewegten Bild. So offenbart sich die Zeichnung als kreativer Prozess, als immer noch gültige Grundlage künstlerischen Schaffens und gleichzeitig als autonome Disziplin.

AUSSTELLUNG 7. – 20. April 2017

GEÖFFNET 7. – 9. / 12. + 13. / 19. + 20. April / 16 – 19 Uhr

UND NACH VEREINBARUNG info[at]peninsula.land
ODER alexandrawolframm[at]gmail.com

 

OPENING
6 April / 6 – 9 pm

TALK
8 April / 6 pm with INGA KONDEYNE Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin
ANTON SCHWARZBACH and DORIT TREBELJAHR Prolog, Heft für Zeichnung und Text
Moderation: KONSTANTY SZYDLOWSKI Curator

VIDEOSCREENING
11 April / 6 pm
BETTINA MUNK Lines Fiction

CLOSING RECEPTION / PERFORMANCE
20 April / 6 pm
MATTEO PETERLINI Relatiografia

The exhibition Transforming Lines explores the use of the ‘drawn’ line in contemporary art. The intention is to give insight into a variety and possibilities of what drawing may become in artistic practice. The line may reveal itself in different forms - as an embodiment of motion and time, a reflection on space, a ‘found’ line or an element which either separates or connects things. While easily comprehended as drawing on classical surfaces, such as paper, drawing can have many other manifestations in objects, painting, photography and moving images. Thus, drawing reveals itself as a creative process, an important foundation for artistic practice, still valid today, as well as being an autonomous discipline.

EXHIBITION 7 – 20 April 2017

OPEN 7 – 9 / 12 + 13 / 19 + 20 April / 4 – 7 pm

AND ON APPOINTMENT info[at]peninsula.land
OR alexandrawolframm[at]gmail.com

 

ein Projekt von: Zeichnung als Idee

PROJEKTRAUM PENINSULA E.V. Lehrter Straße 36, Berlin

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Giampaolo di Cocco
Lavori su carta

Opening: December 10, 4-8pm
11.12-31.12.2016 on appointment

Giampaolo di Cocco’s professional production has spawned four decades - fathering sculptural, architectural and graphical works. Having been long active in the German market, his most known exploits are in the installation art, a serie of international renown massive pieces distributed evenly over banks’ foyers, museums and cities.
Now, artMbassy has the pleasure to present a sum of his graphical art body: opening the 10th of December 2016, the last exhibition of di Cocco will feature his own very personal approach to life and art, the subtle stripping of matter under his pen.
“To set a mobile object in a fixed space”: may this be a plane, a ship or an animal and the space free or architectural. His style analyzes matters with a keen eye and open frankness, his creativity translates his subjects on another plane, shifting their nature, making living matter mechanical in nature and vice versa. Quick tracts of markers, watercolours, pen - an exhibition of various-sized original dated pieces covering his entire career and offering an unique opportunity to see up close and collect the work of this florentine artist who, since his birth in 1947, has been so successful in a very site-specific field - so hard to accommodate in somebody’s own living place.
Guido Mori

December 10 - artMbassy @ Pfalzburger Strasse 67, Berlin 10719
Curated and organized by Chiara Marzi

artMbassy
Pfalzburgerstrasse 67, Berlin 10719 (Wilmersdorf)
Tel. 015118442935 / 015779604115

 

 

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Katharina Maria Raab

EDWARD MAPPLETHORPE
Process

The exhibition has been extended by two weeks
now closing on Saturday 12 November 2016

Katharina Maria Raab Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Edward Mapplethorpe scheduled to open in conjunction with Berlin Art Week in September 2016. The exhibition, entitled PROCESS, will feature The Cube, a new series of photographs derived from photographer Ansel Adams' Lighting a Cube project that was featured in his seminal book entitled The Negative. Adams created the Zone System, a photographic technique to systematically determine the optimal film exposure and development of a black and white photograph. For this body of work Mapplethorpe built a symmetrical three-sided cube and implemented Adams' prescribed lighting technique to represent and photograph the eleven values that comprise the grayscale zone system. This project is a continuation of Mapplethorpe's experimentation with photographic processes. Also on view will be series of 'portraits' of traditional analogue photographic equipment including the Hasselblad medium format camera owned by the artist's elder brother Robert and the artist's own darkroom enlarger.

Born and raised in New York, Edward Mapplethorpe began his solo career in 1990 and was quickly acclaimed for his luminous nudes, portraits, and still lives. More recently, the artist has expanded his practice to include abstract works that challenge traditional definitions of the photographic medium. Mapplethorpe has been the subject of several international solo and group exhibitions and was most recently the subject of ONE: Sons & Daughters, a monograph of the artist's portraits of one-year old children spanning twenty years, published by powerHouse Books. Mapplethorpe lives and works in New York City.

The Gallery participates at
European Month of Photography
1.10. — 31.10.2016

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Keithstraße 5, D-10787 Berlin
+49 3021913371
www.katharinamariaraab.com
info [at] katharinamariaraab.com

 

 

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PENINSULA is pleased to invite you to the opening of “AMBER LIQUID”
from Saturday 15th October – Saturday 29th October 2016
Vernissage: Saturday 15th October 2016, 6 PM

Peninsula
Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin
Opening hours: on appointment
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Amber Liquid is the last one of six appointments of SOLAR LOTTERY, a series inspired by the randomization processes displayed in the book of the same name written by Philip Dick. Here the role of characters in the society is determined by algorithms and a computerized random lottery as a form of control that circumvents pre-determined social privileges. Following this principle for the
whole series, the selection of artists from Peninsula has been randomly determined and then, in turn, they invited an external artist themselves.

The quartet BlueSoup Group, at its 20th anniversary this year, presents the video Cascade: a roaring watery liquid slowly comes down from the staircase guided by a ritualistic percussive soundtrack composed by James Welburn and Nico Lippolis. For the group it evokes the work of Rene Magritte: figurative images disturbed by sudden radical violation of narrative conventions. Interior spaces and biomorphic textures, as well as deserts ambients, are some common elements of BlueSoup Group’s most recent body of work.

Cascade of Sound is the title of the live performance for gong cymbals and timpani by Nico Lippolis.

The title Amber Liquid, a quote from the book Solar Lottery, hints at the fluidity of sounds as
well as the visual experience of it.

Solar Lottery full program:
4 June 2016
Fiorentino De Martino – Patrick Tabarelli
1 July 2016
Pietro Mele – Bärbel Möllmann and Julia Gerlach
23 July 2016
Ivana Spinelli – Katrin Plavčak
3 September 2016
Fried Rosenstock – Katharina Karrenberg
24 September 2016
Alessia Pastore – Paolo Puddu
15 October 2016
Nico Lippolis – BlueSoup Group

 

 

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10 JAHRE UND 87 TAGE
EIN PROJEKT ÜBER HÄFTLINGE IM TODESTRAKT, TEXAS, USA
Luisa Menazzi Moretti

Texas, wo ich lang gelebt habe, nimmt in Bezug auf die Zahl der Hinrichtungen den ersten Platz unter den demokratischen Nationen der westlichen Welt ein. Die Briefe und Interviews, die die zum Tode Verurteilten im Todestrakt des Gefängnisses von Huntsville verfasst haben, sind Inspirationsquelle meiner Bilder.
Nach einer durchschnittlichen Wartezeit von zehn Jahren und 87 Tagen werden die Verurteilten hingerichtet. Während dieser ganzen Zeit leben sie allein und können – sofern sie sich kooperativ verhalten – ein kleines Radio und einige Bücher erhalten. Nicht immer sind sie unzweifelhaft schuldig.
Meine Bilder sind das Resultat ihrer Worte; als ich sie machte, dachte ich an diejenigen, die zurückbleiben, und an die Familien derer, die hingerichtet wurden, an die Grausamkeit, die den Verbrechen eingeschrieben ist oder eben nicht. Ich frage mich: Welche Gefühle und Gründe können solch eine archaische Praxis wie die Todesstrafe im 21. Jahrhundert rechtfertigen? In vielen Staaten wird diese barbarische Strafe angewandt. Kein Bürger sollte sich von einem Staat repräsentiert fühlen, der seine Macht nutzt, um einen Menschen zu töten, ob schuldig oder nicht. L. M. Moretti

5.10. – 28.10.2016
Vernissage 4.10.2016 19:00 Uhr

AUSSTELLUNGSORT
Italienisches Kulturinstitut Berlin
Hildebrandstraße 2
10785 Berlin
T 030 2699410

 

 

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PENINSULA is pleased to invite you to the opening of “Minimax: the M-Game

MINIMAX: THE M - GAME
from: Saturday 24 September /
Saturday 8 October 2016
Vernissage: Saturday 24 September 2016, 6 PM

Peninsula
Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin
Opening hours: on appointment
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curated by: Roberta Coletto

Minimax: the M-Game is the fifth of six appointments of SOLAR LOTTERY, a series inspired by the randomization processes displayed in the book of the same name written by Philip Dick. Here the role of characters in the society is determined by algorithms and a computerized random lottery as a form of control that circumvents pre-determined social privileges. Following this principle for the whole series, the selection of artists from Peninsula has been randomly deter and then, in turn, they invited an external artist themselves.

There is an approach of distributive justice saying that a good justice system requires a framework for the equital distribution of goods within society, thus assuring benefits for disadvantaged people. The theorist behind this idea is John Rawls who fundamentally developed the concept of “original position” in his major essay A Theory of Justice, from which both artists’ works arose.

Paolo Puddu with A Theory of Justice visualized the notion as a balance of elements. A A3-sized paper ream is lies on a scale, epitome of the measuring tool and, in this context, of a political weight a person has within a socially-organized community. The weight of the MIN inevitably influences the other one, and viceversa. The result is a seawaving dance aiming to achieve impartial-oriented parameters leading to some sort of evenness equilibrium.

With native position | 016 Alessia Pastore chose one of the most common Rawls pictures – widely known and spread on the internet – and printed it out with anaglyph: a graphic technique largely used for propaganda during the time of National Socialism in Germany, suggesting the capacity of superpowered sight. Pastore used this technique to soften the historical archivistic weight of the photograph, and thus emphasizing the contemporary position of the work.

Minimax: the M-Game is an explicit quote, extrapolated from the Solar Lottery book, pointing out the metaphor of the need to get more than one element to create a counterbalance.

MINIMAX: THE M-GAME from: Saturday 24 September Saturday 8 October 2016 Vernissage:Saturday 24 September 2016, 6 PM
SOLAR LOTTERY FULL PROGRAM /
4 June 2016
Fiorentino De Martino – Patrick Tabarelli
1 July 2016
Pietro Mele – Bärbel Möllmann and Julia Gerlach
23 July 2016
Ivana Spinelli – Katrin Plavčak
3 September 2016
Fried Rosenstock – Katharina Karrenberg
24 September 2016
Alessia Pastore – Paolo Puddu
15 October 2016
Nico Lippolis – BlueSoup Group

 

 

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Katharina Maria Raab

EDWARD MAPPLETHORPE
Process

On view from September 14 — October 31, 2016
Opening Reception: September 13, 2016 — 6-8pm

Katharina Maria Raab Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Edward Mapplethorpe scheduled to open in conjunction with Berlin Art Week in September 2016. The exhibition, entitled PROCESS, will feature The Cube, a new series of photographs derived from photographer Ansel Adams' Lighting a Cube project that was featured in his seminal book entitled The Negative. Adams created the Zone System, a photographic technique to systematically determine the optimal film exposure and development of a black and white photograph. For this body of work Mapplethorpe built a symmetrical three-sided cube and implemented Adams' prescribed lighting technique to represent and photograph the eleven values that comprise the grayscale zone system. This project is a continuation of Mapplethorpe's experimentation with photographic processes. Also on view will be series of 'portraits' of traditional analogue photographic equipment including the Hasselblad medium format camera owned by the artist's elder brother Robert and the artist's own darkroom enlarger.

Born and raised in New York, Edward Mapplethorpe began his solo career in 1990 and was quickly acclaimed for his luminous nudes, portraits, and still lives. More recently, the artist has expanded his practice to include abstract works that challenge traditional definitions of the photographic medium. Mapplethorpe has been the subject of several international solo and group exhibitions and was most recently the subject of ONE: Sons & Daughters, a monograph of the artist's portraits of one-year old children spanning twenty years, published by powerHouse Books. Mapplethorpe lives and works in New York City.

The Gallery participates at
European Month of Photography
1.10. — 31.10.2016

Keithstraße 5, D-10787 Berlin
+49 3021913371
www.katharinamariaraab.com
info [at] katharinamariaraab.com

 

 

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PENINSULA is pleased to invite you to the opening of “Writing sonnets”

WRITING SONNETS
from: Saturday 3rd September /
Saturday 17th September 2016
Vernissage: Saturday 3rd September 2016, 6 PM

Peninsula
Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin
Opening hours: on appointment
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curated by: Roberta Coletto

Writing sonnets is the fourth of six appointments of SOLAR LOTTERY, a series inspired by the randomization
processes displayed in the book of the same name written by Philip Dick. Here the role of characters in the
society is determined by algorithms and a computerized random lottery as a form of control that circumvents
pre-determined social privileges. Following this principle for the whole series, the selection of artists from Peninsula
has been randomly determined and then, in turn, they invited an external artist themselves.
With GESTURES OF THE HOST/parasite Katharina Karrenberg deconstructs (following Futurism, Surrealism
and Dada stylistic exercises) photographs creating motion images.
What she calls reflectography is a photographic documentation of the coincidence of a drawing and a computer
screen: the physical coincidence of a drawing under glass with a photography on the surface of a screen in an
angle of 45°. While the drawing is cutting through the „digital eye“ both are mirroring one another creating series
of self-activating forms. The obtained unforeseeable shapes are both a tool she’s choosing to use, and a result
she’s aiming for.
Weißsagung by Fried Rosenstock is a pun putting together the word weiss, the name of a colour as well as the
verb “to know”, and Sagung which cannot be used if not as a suffix for something else. The repetition of the
same undisclosed word, and the resulting overlapping, makes impossible to decode it. He contradicts the stereotypical
writing black on white and take the invented word literally: two meanings blending together in a flow of
a calligraphic gesture - a tautological gesture - in which the artist enquires its potential.
The title Writing Sonnets is an extrapolated quote from the Solar Lottery book, and refers to a collapsing shape
due to the echo; that although keeps the source uncompromisable as rhymes in a sonnet, gives life to new
entities: photographic drawings from pictures; and paintings from a calligraphic exercise.

 

 

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APRIL 09 - MAY 14, 2016
Peter Ruehle
"Zeroville"

Dear ,

We invite you to the opening reception of Zeroville on Friday, April 8 at 18:00 h.

BERLINARTPROJECTS is proud to present a striking series of cityscapes by Peter Ruehle alongside his large-scale work Milky Way (2012-2014). From far away the nocturnal views resemble the line of a heart rate monitor, the spikes of the towers of the metropolis simulate the throb of city life in architectural form whilst by day they recall a trail of ants, bringing to mind the bustling activity associated with urban existence.

Playing with the horizontals of classical landscape painting, Ruehle’s meticulous portrayals of entire cities in miniature form along a single line can never by fully grasped – from a distance the buildings and bridges blend into a level horizontal line engulfed by sky above and water below, yet up close one can merely see the details of one section of a very large canvas. Abstract at a distance yet hyperreal in close proximity, these elusive works seem to shift in and out of focus, pulsating with a life of their own.


UNTIL MARCH 26, 2016
L’Histoire se répète, se répète...

BERLINARTPROJECTS presents an assortment of works, objets trouvés in a sense, drawn from the gallery’s extensive warehouse. A sumptuous red wall is covered with gilt framed pieces in the fashion of a 19th century salon, to which a neat row of monochrome works on paper and canvas provide a welcome contrast for the eye. Entitled L’Histoire se répète, se répète... the show playfully investigates the evolution of hanging conventions - from the overloaded salon-style display to the minimalist White Cube approach - whilst at the same time highlighting the continuity of motifs and subject matter throughout art history.

 

 

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Katharina Maria Raab

MANAF HALBOUNI
HEILBOUNI
MEIN REICH KOMME
MEIN WILLE GESCHEHE

12.3. — 1.5. 2016
Opening : 11.3.2016 — 18:00
Tue — Sat: 12:00 — 18:00

Keithstraße 5, D-10787 Berlin
+49 3021913371
KATHARINA MARIA RAAB www.katharinamariaraab.com, email: info [at] katharinamariaraab.com

 

 

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Dear Friends,
Liebe Freunde,
Дорогие друзья,
Estimados Amigos,

I am pleased to invite you to the exhibition of contemporary art at the Arsenale of Venice from 19th March to 3rd April.
Hiermit freue ich mich, Euch zu der Ausstellung der Gegenwartskunst im Arsenale in Venedig vom 19 März bis zum 3. April einzuladen.
Рада пригласить Вас посетить выставку современного искуства в Арсеналe Венеции с 19 Марта по 3 Апреля 2016.
Tengo el placer de invitarle a la exposición de arte contemporáneo en el Arsenal de Venecia marzo 19 - abril 3.

www.artelagunaprize.com

Click here to see the names of the finalist artists and the selected work >>>


Renata Franzky

 

 

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Katharina Maria Raab

PRATAP MOREY
SUDEEP SEN
CHARITY-AUSSTELLUNG ZUGUNSTEN UDAYAN CARE

Opening 17.2. — 18:00
18.2.2016 — 20.2.2016
By appointment

Keithstraße 5, D-10787 Berlin
+49 3021913371

Ein Drittel des Verkaufserlöses der Werke aus dieser Ausstellung gehen als Spende an UdayanCare in Neu Delhi. Die Organisation zur Förderung von Waisenkindern und jungen Frauen in Indien besteht seit 20 Jahren und hat bereits über 3.000 jungen Menschen zu Bildung - und damit zu einer besseren Zukunft - verholfen.

Die Ausstellung wird ausgerichtet von den Galerien
ARTMBASSY www.artmbassy.com und
KATHARINA MARIA RAAB www.katharinamariaraab.com, email: info [at] katharinamariaraab.com

Der Verein UdayanCare Deutschland e.V. hat das Ziel, die indische Initiative finanziell und ideell zu Unterstützen.
www.udayancare.de

 

 

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Spectrum

an installation by Cristiano Cesolari in collaboration with Enzo Pietropaolo

Schönwalder Straße 20, 10347 Berlin-Wedding
Opening reception: Thursday 21st January, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Along its existence on Earth, humankind generated waves that propagated through spacetime resulting in a signal traveling at the speed of light, throughout the universe.

“Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.”
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nikola Tesla

The limitations of the human eye stops his travel into the infinity relatively soon. That's the reason why we developed artificial eyes and ears, that can reach deeper into the unknown; special tools that can investigate what's out there, perceiving the vibrations of the energy that reaches us. Material, light, movements, all of them generate waves that allow us to understand what is vibrating inside the universe. It is through the spectrogram that we can see what cannot be perceived through the human senses.
Spectrum is an ideal place, somewhere in the universe, that lets us have a taste of the signals we propagate into spacetime. It encodes human beings into signals, then it will let us listen to and feel what might arrive somewhere else in the universe, trying to give us a sense of how complex (and apparently senseless) our vibration is.

The event Spectrum developed by Peninsula takes place in collaboration with transmediale & CTM Vorspiel 2016
and thanks to the support of HORSTBRINK IMMOBILIEN.

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Peter Ruehle: Am schmalen Grat zwischen Abstraktion und Abbild

Gehen Sie mit dem Berliner Künstler Peter Ruehle auf Entdeckungsreise und erleben Sie Amsterdam. In seiner auf einen buchstäblichen Landstrich verdichteten Stadtsilhouette zeigt Ruehle Wahrzeichen der niederländischen Metropole, stellt aber auch zugleich städtebauliche Details vor, die schlichtweg seiner Fantasie entsprungen sind.

In unserem neuen Angebot "Amsterdam" (2010) aus der Werkserie "alphaville" spielt Peter Ruehle mehrfach mit unseren Sehkonventionen. Von Weitem betrachtet ist "Amsterdam" ein nahezu abstraktes Werk, ein buntfarbiger linearer Streifen, der das großformatige weiße Bild in zwei Hälften teilt. Von Nahem entdeckt man jedoch eine äußerst präzise Miniaturmalerei voller Details, die uns Bekanntes vorstellt und gleichzeitig Fiktives glauben machen will. Ruehle ist ein neuer Meister am schmalen Grat zwischen Abstraktion und Abbild.

>>Jetzt an Peter Ruehle beteiligen

 

Die Kunst des Peter Ruehle

Erfahren Sie hier mehr zum Werdegang des 1975 in Dresden geborenen Künstlers und seiner Denk- und Arbeitsweise. Lassen sie sich faszinieren von seiner Konzeption der Vereinbarkeit von Gegensätzen, wenn er Ferne und Nähe, Masse und Einzelelement in seinen Bildwelten zusammenführt.

>>Erfahren Sie mehr zum Künstler Peter Ruehle

 

Peter Ruehle in Wort und Bild

Lesen Sie im Kurzinterview mit Peter Ruehle Kurzinterview mit Peter Ruehle über seine künstlerische Konzeption und erleben sie seine Version der Stadtsilhouette von Berlin Stadtsilhouette von Berlin in einer musikalisch begleiteten Kamerafahrt. Weiterführende Information sowie erläuternde Texte zu seinem Werk finden Sie zudem auf der Internetpräsenz des Künstlers.

>>Zur Internetpräsenz des Künstlers

 

 

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L’arte per passione, Jan Bauer
Ovvero l'arte come evidenziazione del segno

Guido Mori - 24 GIUGNO 2015


Jan Bauer

L’arte si manifesta quando un oggetto travalica il proprio uso prestabilito, presentando caratteristiche particolari che non sono necessarie al normale svolgimento delle proprie funzioni. Così l’artigianato diventa arte. Cosa accade quando qualcuno prende il proprio lavoro e lo trasla in quadri? Lo si può capire dall’arte di Jan Bauer, artista tedesco classe 1972, che per passione fa il criminologo.

Ripescandole dalla spazzatura, dove una mano sbrigativa le aveva gettate, Bauer ha ingrandito una serie di pubblicità illustrate degli anni ’50, riportando a matita e carboncino, con metodo e precisione, ogni dettaglio. Ora sono osservabili appese alle pareti della galleria Mila in Linienstrasse 154.

La caratteristica retroilluminazione ci permette di osservare l’opera che, come nell’originale ritaglio di giornale, è dipinta su entrambe le facciate.

Questa sua mostra non cura, come in passato, dettagli di giornali relativi a casi criminali resi con pennellate piene su tele di grandi dimensioni, né schematizza con pochi tratti su carta luoghi del delitto in cui si è imbattuto. Al contrario le sueprerogative di archivista criminale emergono qui grazie ai dettagli riportati su cartain una serie dedicata al sonno.

Cresciuto nella DDR, Bauer ci dichiara di essere stato per quanto giovane,fortemente influenzato dall’atmosfera dell’ex repubblica orientale tedesca. La scelta dei materiali conferma la sua attenzione alla tecnica e alla manualità, perché desidera “che la personalità del tratto dell’artista sia riscontrabile, nonostante tutti gli espedienti tecnici”. Attraversando la sua produzione ed i suoi dipinti è piacevole riscoprire riprodotti, in alcuni di essi, tutti i manierismi tipici giornalistici e scandalisticicome cerchifreccie e sottolineatureIn altri, invece, vediamo i segni della matita dell’insegnante di Teologia che compilò il tomo recuperato dallo stesso Bauer, per poi riprodurne meticolosamente i commenti e le numerazioni in una serie di quadri di medie dimensioni.

La caratteristica retroilluminazione ci permette di osservare ogni opera che, come nell’originale ritaglio di giornale, è dipinta su entrambe le facciate.

“Ė un volume che ritrovai fuori dall’Istituto universitario a Lipsia anni fa, e che misi da parte senza dimenticarlo mai, pensando sempre di crearne una mostra. Sarebbe comunque stato molto difficile scordarmene, date le dimensioni”, ci ha detto durante la nostra visita che consigliamo caldamente anche a voi di fare.

La mostra, chiamata Archiv 164/3, Schlaf, a cura della artMbassy di Chiara Marzi, prosegue fino al 10 luglio 2015 presso Linienstrasse 154

 

 

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Jan Bauer
19. Juni 2015, 18 Uhr.

artMbassy freut sich, Jan Bauer vom 19. Juni bis 10. July 2015 in der Galerie Mila, (Linienstrasse 154, 10115 Berlin) mit der Einzelausstellung „Archiv 164/3, Schlaf“ zu präsentieren.

Wo sind wir, wenn wir schlafen? Erinnern wir uns an das Wachsein, verlieren wir die Kontrolle über unser Ich? Der Mensch lässt los, wenn er schläft, er pausiert von der Wachwelt. Die Portraits von Jan Bauer sind schön, sind zart, sind wunderbar. Aber seine Serie „Archiv 164/3, Schlaf “ erzählt eine noch tiefere Geschichte, die des Strebens der Menschen, Wissen festzuhalten. Tausende Zeitungsausschnitte zu verschiedenen Themen, bunt gemischt, Stichworte wie Japan, Religion, Bademoden, Humor, Schlaf, gesammelt in Kladden. Eine Enzyklopädie des Wissens vor den Zeiten von Google, die ein Theologie-Professor in Leipzig über einen Zeitraum von 40 Jahren zusammen getragen hat. Dann doch in einem Müllbehälter endet, aber von Jan Bauer vor etwa 20 Jahren gefunden wird. Menschen wollen Wissen festhalten, doch wie funktioniert das eigentlich – „archivieren“? Die alten Kladden haben in Jan Bauers Archiv überlebt, wurden künstlerisch neu geboren, mit den Worten unserer Zeit auf einen anderen Datenträger geschrieben, in der archaischen Weise eines Mönches, der Wissen dupliziert.

Jan Bauer gehört zu den Künstlern der ersten Stunde von artMbassy, der „Kunst-Botschaft“. Eine Galerie unterwegs in der Welt, zu Gast bei Freunden und Kunden. An dieser Stelle ganz herzlichen Dank an die Mila Galerie, die der artMbassy ihre Räume zur Verfügung gestellt hat, bevor sie im Sommer schließt. Die Ausstellungseröffnung mit Jan Bauer ist am 19. Juni 2015 um 18 Uhr.

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Alexandra Wolframm
29. Mai 2015, 18 Uhr

artMbassy freut sich, Alexandra Wolframm vom 29. Mai bis zum 18. Juni 2015 in der Galerie Mila, (Linienstrasse 154, 10115 Berlin) mit der Einzelausstellung Berge ersetzen zu präsentieren.

Sind Steine Berge, oder Berge Steine? Wer will das entscheiden? Darf der Mensch die Natur gestalten, darf er sie gar beherrschen? Die in Berlin lebende Künstlerin Alexandra Wolframm nähert sich diesen Fragen in ihrer Installation „Berge ersetzen“. Ein Stein, der aussieht wie ein Berg, ein Fundstück mit einem Zwilling, den die Künstlerin in Ton nachmodelliert hat. Stein-Paare, Berg-Paare, Gebirge. Verwirrung, die zum Nachdenken anregt. Können wir wirklich Berge er-setzen? Können wir sie gar im sprichwörtlichen Sinne ver-setzen? Die Installation wird begleitet von überdimensional großen Zeichnungen von Steinen. Das Rätsel „ob Berg, ob Stein“ setzt sich fort - man muss genau hinsehen.

In „Houses for the Future“, einer Serie von Bildern und Foto-Installationen, greift Alexandra Wolframm das Thema Nomadentum auf. Es sind flüchtige Behausungen, angedeutete Strandhütten und Hochsitze, die die Künstlerin in die Natur oder den urbanen Raum setzt. Eine imaginäre Heimat, die zu fragil ist, um real zu sein. Wie schon in früheren Arbeiten („Restless Home“) geht es Alexandra Wolframm um die Frage, was unser Zuhause ausmacht. Was es bedeutet, wenn wir es verlieren und neu suchen. Und ob wir nicht am Ende alle Nomaden sind, denn kein Zuhause ist uns für immer gegeben. Selbst jemand, der sein ganzes Leben am gleichen Ort verbringt, muss diesen doch irgendwann verlassen. Das Nomadentum als Seins-Zustand der menschlichen Existenz. Was vielleicht am Ende dazu führt, dass wir unser Verhältnis zur Natur überdenken.

Termine nach Vereinbarung, Chiara Marzi: 015118442935