Exhibition

A Space full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space

5 Jun 2020 – 25 Jul 2020

Regular opening hours

Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Daniel Marzona

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Travel Information

  • S- & U-Bahn Friedrichstraße
  • S- & U-Bahn Friedrichstraße (the U6 line between Alt-Mariendorf and Alt-Tegel and S lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 25 and 26). This station is also served by several bus routes and trams 12 and M1.
  • S- & U-Bahn Friedrichstraße

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with works by Stephen Antonakos, John Beech, Hal Busse, Olaf Holzapfel, Bernd Lohaus, Aron Mehzion, Ferdinand Penker, Joanna Przybyla, Fred Sandback, Elodie Seguin, Günther Uecker.

About

The world is loud,

And I’m quiet!

(...)

Paul Scheerbart, 1909

Now that the streets are getting fuller and louder again, public life is slowly rebooting, and most people are trying to feel their way to a “new normal” that is as busy as possible, we are using our summer exhibition to celebrate once more the value of stillness, concentration, and slowness. All of the works gathered in the exhibition – mostly drawings – are nonfigurative and borne by a gesture of tranquility. Nothing here pounces upon the viewer, nothing imposes itself. The works ask the viewer for a stance corresponding to the artistic stance – a focused and nuanced grasping of their respective aesthetic qualities.

Despite the stringency of their fundamentally deliberate and measured work methods, the formal questions and emphases of the participating artists can be clearly distinguished. The combination and juxtaposition of precise color values to create illusionistic pictorial spatiality (Elodie Seguin), the repetition and overlapping of figurative motifs with the goal of advancing their dissolution (Aron Mehzion), the variation and repetition of simple pictorial components in the development of a dynamic composition (Penker and Uecker)… to briefly allude to just a few aspects. The works on paper are supplemented by a drawing in space by the Polish artist Joanna Przybyla. Several bent branches are assembled slightly overhead on nylon threads to a form adapted to the respective exhibition space. The shadows of the individual branches set subsequent amplitudes of draftsmanship vibrating in space.

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Exhibiting artists

Bernd Lohaus

Olaf Holzapfel

Aron Mehzion

Joanna Przybyla

Elodie Seguin

Ferdinand Penker

Hal Busse

Stephen Antonakos

John Beech

Günther Uecker

Fred Sandback

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