Exhibition

clair-obscur

2 Mar 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

Event times

Opening

2.3.2018 at 18.00-21.30 pm

Opening hours 2.3.-9.3.

Sa + So 14-18 pm

Mo - Fr 12-16 pm

(ask at Karl-Marx-Allee 83, 10243 Berlin)

Cost of entry

Free

clair-obscur

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Kindly Invitation to a group-exhibition of painting artists

About

Contrasts create unexpected interferences. 

“Clair-obscur” juxtaposes and tries divers artistic positions of contemporary painting against the backdrop of the topic “Dark and Bright”.

The ambiguous title tells us about the never ceasing rhythm of day and night, light and shadow: 

it dominates nature and the realm of human physical, psychological and historical experiences alike.

As a means in painting the use of clair-obscur allows the maker to juggle dramatic effects, enhance the illusion of space, increase expressivity and intensify a nervous psychological timbre. 

The notion of clair-obscur also reflects the rich and multi-layered history of the show´s location. Karl-Marx-Allee had been the boulevard of socialist exaltation during the GDR-era. As an avenue designed for military parades and luxurious residence for political elites it demonstrates and glorifies the socialist idea and reduces it to absurdity all the same. 

Nowadays it´s an area in which high end brands have lodged themselves using the historical representative buildings adorned with scenes of the socialist ideal for their commercial purposes.

Without directly referencing any of the political connotations the show takes up the challenge of a young generation of artists positioning themselves in such a contradictory and, to certain extend, brutal environment 

Invited Artists:

Johanna Abraham

Dragutin Banic 

Angela Mathis 

Joe Sracic 

Sam Rountree Williams

Annette Hasselbeck

Mike MacKeldey

Ellen DeElaine

Paul Maciejowski

Sandra Schlipkoeter

Stanislava Kovalcikova

Hannah van Ginkel

Simone Rudolph

Sarah Triesch

Miriam Wania

Sonja Weißmann

Manuela Wossowski

Exhibiting artists

Mike MacKeldey

Sandra Schlipkoeter

Stanislava Kovalcikova

Ellen DeElaine

Sam Rountree Williams

Sonja Weißmann

Johanna Abraham

Dragutin Banic

Miriam Wania

Paul Maciejowski

Sara Triesch

Simone Rudolph

Annette Hasselbeck

Angela Mathis

Manuela Wossowski

Joe Sracic

Hannah van Ginkel

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