Exhibition

David Ostrowski - BEI MIR GEHT ES IN DEN KELLER HOCH

14 Jul 2017 – 1 Oct 2017

Event times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Last admittance to Il Salotto at 7.45 p.m.

Cost of entry

FREE ENTRANCE

BLUEPROJECT FOUNDATION

Barcelona
Catalonia, Spain

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Travel Information

  • H14, 51, 120, 39, 40, 42 T
  • L4 Jaume I / L1 Arc de Triomf
  • R1, R2, R4 Arc de Triomf / R2 Estació de França

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The Blueproject Foundation presents "Bei mir geht es in den Keller hoch", the first personal exhibition of the artist David Ostrowski in Spain.

About

The exhibition allows the visitors to discover the pictorial work of the artist, presenting a selection of paintings, as well as a large installation that will occupy the center of the Sala Project.

Cologne-based artist, David Ostrowski (b. 1981) has created an “oeuvre of paintings that comes almost eerily close to the idea of this kind of zero point, while simultaneously reminding us of the impossibility of ever truly getting there”, as Daniel Schreiber explains in a reference to Roland Barthes’ famous zero degree. “According to Barthes, every artwork always also conveys the illusions of the culture in which it was created and whose language it employs. The mesh of everyday myths is ineluctable, the thicket of codes impenetrable. And yet the desire for a zero point is vital. Without this desire, art would be inconceivable”, explains Schreiber.

“Ostrowski’s works arise from a forced elimination of painting knowledge and an expressed ambition to understand this idea of the void as a confrontation with the history of painting. With his confident and complex circumlocutions around the non-motif, Ostrowski succeeds in opening the space of the canvas to singular irruptions of perception, to an unexpected liberation of seeing” (Daniel Schreiber). 

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Curators

Aurélien Le Genissel

Renato Della Poeta

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