Karina Spechter – "Hund und Katze"
04 Nov 2016 – 22 Dec 2016
Straßen-Salon for solo exhibitions. They are supplemented by the other Salon cabinets for simultaneous display of works by various artists, the gallery’s resident artists as well as guest artists.
Besides the main focus of representing the gallery’s artists, Semjon Contemporary is also engaged in projects as i.e. the drawing exhibition series Lieber Künstler, zeichne mir!/Dear artist, draw for me!, which addressed the issue of abstraction and figuration.
Another important project realized by Semjon Contemporary was a substantial retrospective exhibition in 2015 in all gallery rooms presenting works by Ursula Sax. For 2017 the next retrospective exhibition, showing works by the fotogram artist Gerda Schütte, is already in planning.
Furthermore, the gallerist is also interested in expanding the radius of the gallery’s activities and organizing events at other locations, i.e. curating solo or group exhibitions with the gallery’s artists or guest artists.
In order to promote the artists’ visibility on the art market, Semjon Contemporary has kept appearing on international art fairs since 2012.
Semjon H. N. Semjon, born in 1962, has studied Art History and Classical Archeology as well as Fine Arts with Georg Baselitz. Since 2011 his artistic practice has gradually turned into a long-term artistic sabbatical, which is still continuing.