Heiner Franzen. Grosses Gesichtsfeld

26 Apr 2018 – 5 Aug 2018

Haus am Lützowplatz

Berlin, Germany


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Under a pink colored carpet, the central rooms of the Haus am Lützowplatz lose all of their edges. The visitor walks across like over a soft, new skin. Are we standing on a tongue, are we lying inside a stomach or did we end up caught in the gaze of a staring face?


“Großes Gesichtsfeld” [Great Range of Vision] is Heiner Franzen’s first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin. Franzen is known for procedural drawings, sculptures, ground covering installations and video art, which deal with the history of the moving image, from early animation to Hollywood classics.  

“Großes Gesichtsfeld” transforms the Haus am Lützowplatz into a walk-in movie projector. The drawings turn into an extension of the films, the films into an extension of the drawings, and the space into a moving image. Franzen’s work has no beginning and no end. They rather follow Franzen’s own, open definition of the artwork.

Within this definition, mechanisms of personal as well as collective memory play a crucial role. Franzen’s motifs float in a state of constant mutation. Flashing details from movies or Franzen’s cartoonesque figures emerge in new forms and materiality. Thus, Franzen examines the removal of boundaries of his materials by constantly updating them. Every image is the reflection of another.

Exhibiting artists

Heiner Franzen


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