GROUP EXHIBITION: Nikos Aslanidis (GR), Thomas Brüggemann (D), Michelle Jezierski (D), Joseph Kameen (US), Kiki Kolympari (GR), Adrienne Elyse Meyers (US), Grit Richter (D), Rubica von Streng (D )
Curator: Jurriaan Benschop (NL)
Project management: Ulrike Seyboth (D), Ingo Fröhlich (D)
OPENING HOURS: 17.7. - 2.8.2020 | Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
3.8. - 30.8.2020 by arrangement | by appointment
VERNISSAGE: Thursday, July 16, 5 - 9 p.m.
Touch is a very important aspect in painting. So the temperaments of the painters in this exhibition can be felt by the way in which they work on the canvas and apply paint: be it with a firm, sure brush stroke, a light touch to create transparency or by sanding off Color layers produce properties such as flatness or roughness. A tremendously wide field of sensations can be woven into a painting, which are communicated to us long before we can perceive what is actually being depicted.
Since physical distance has recently become a norm, we can visualize physical encounter and intimacy in the realm of painting and enjoy close proximity there. The artists in this exhibition welcome the tactile and regard painting as a physical matter. Nevertheless, you also focus on less tangible properties of your work such as charisma, luminosity or absence. The special meaning of light can be experienced here in the wide range of different motifs and visual languages.
The works in this exhibition come from studios on both sides of the Atlantic. Due to the limited freedom of travel due to the pandemic, not all artists can appear in person at the opening, but their works enable us to dive into a cross-border dialogue. The paintings find their temporary home in the ruinous beauty of the art and project house Torstrasse 111. Located in the middle of Berlin, it evokes memories of the time when the city still offered great artistic freedom.