Matinée with reading on 3 September 2023 at 2.00 pm.
Location: Felix Jud GmbH & Co. KG, Neuer Wall 13, 20354 Hamburg
„spiel mit mir“ is a cheerful insider book. Sasa Hanten-Schmidt reflects sharply and entertainingly on the widely opaque operating system of art. The lawyer and court expert's profound knowledge of contemporary art forms the background for an exuberant tour through the sociotopes of the art world.
Tickets (€ 12) are available in advance from Felix Jud or at the "Mittagskasse".
A cooperation of the art and bookstore Felix Jud and the gallery Nanna Preußners.
Group show NO ILLUSIONS - PAINTING IN SPACE
31. March til 31. October 2023
The exhibition NO ILLUSIONS will explore the properties and limits of the medium of painting based on diverse contemporary positions. Some of the featured works by the four invited artists are being created expressly for the show. The »radical painting« of Ingo Meller (b. 1955) meets up here with the often outsized canvases of Rolf Rose (b. 1933), which negate brushstrokes as handwriting, seeming to materialise instead from colour itself. Straddling the realms of abstraction and figuration, Cornelia Baltes’s (b. 1978) paintings blur the boundaries between image and space, while Shila Khatami’s (b. 1976) compositions made of perforated steel-aluminium plates address the medium of painting itself. These varied contemporary approaches to painting are set in dialogue in the exhibition with selected works from the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s own collection. Among the artists represented are Dana Greiner (b. 1988), Dominik Halmer (b. 1978), Sabrina Haunsperg (b. 1980), Franziska Reinbothe (b. 1980) and Helga Schmidhuber (b. 1972).
Painting was for centuries the medium of choice when striving to capture true-to-life, three-dimensional impressions of people, nature and objects on a flat surface. And yet painting has not always been a matter of creating an illusion. Artists have instead continually explored its limits for representing reality, constantly putting it to the test. As a consequence, painting has always been »abstract« and also inevitably »conceptual«. At the same time, it is always oriented toward the space around it as well as those who encounter it. The role of the audience viewing a picture is thus every bit as important as that of the artists who produce it. While the latter invent images, it is the viewers who carry them out into the world. Museums, as places of collective pictorial memory, are often the places that make it possible to present works of art to a large audience for the first time. In doing so, they not only create a stage but may also act as muse.
Curators: Dr. Alexander Klar und Ifee Tack
Monumental in-situ installation DREAMCATCHER
Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems, Austria
25. March 2023 til 14. January 2024
Opening 24. March, 6 pm
For around two decades, Angela Glajcar (*1970) has enriched the international art world with her extraordinary objects and installations made of paper. The German artist was trained as a sculptor and, after beginnings in the field of wood and metal sculpture, discovered the fragile material of paper for herself. With the special nature of this material and its inherent aesthetics, Glajcar creates both small-format works and fascinating monumental spatial installations full of poetry. For the light-flooded exhibition space on the ground floor of the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Glajcar has developed a walk-in work of art in which she combines wafer-thin paper with delicate glass fabric. The installation gains its special tension from the combination of these two different materials and their contrasting processing methods. The light paper webs are individually torn and staggered by hand. The artist drapes the cloth-like fabric generously and subtly changes it with nail scissors and tweezers. Through layering and curving, she achieves three-dimensional structures that evoke a variety of associations. With this site-specific installation, the award-winning artist refers to both the location and the architecture of the museum and creates a sensual experience that encourages visitors to linger and daydream. In the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Glajcar is realising her largest in-situ work to date, which is also her first museum exhibition in Austria.
Curator: Gerda Ridler
Group show CULTURE.CONTACT.CONCRETE - Schroth Collection visits Veszprém
With an exhibition of carefully selected works from the SCHROTH COLLECTION, the Conceptual Art Foundation is part of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Veszprém-Balaton 2023. Around 50 artworks - paintings, embossed prints, kinetic sculptures, light art, site-specific installations, wall paintings and much more - can be seen on two floors of the baroque Dubniczay Palace, part of the city's art museums.
Dubniczay Palace, Veszprém, Hungary
20. January til 2. April 2023
Exhibition TOM MOSLEY + ANTJE BLUMENSTEIN . VIEL LICHT - VIEL SCHATTEN
Raum Schroth at Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest
12. February til 8. May 2022
Light and shadow are everyday phenomena that we usually take for granted. Tom Mosley and Antje Blumenstein draw our attention to them anew.
In addition to luminous installations and wall objects, the exhibition also features works on paper, which occupy a central place in both Antje Blumenstein's and Tom Mosley's oeuvre. Both use the light material for reduced sculptural works in which the shadow emphasizes linear structures or blends into the space with painterly nuances.
The joint presentation testifies to the fascination with light that unites Tom Mosley (*1927) and Antje Blumenstein (*1967) despite the generation gap, to commonalities in their handling of the material, and to individual solutions.
With the committed support of Antje Blumenstein and Nicholas Bodde, Bremen, who provides an overview of the development of Tom Mosley's work with loans from his artistic estate, VIEL LICHT – VIEL SCHATTEN is curated by Carl-Jürgen Schroth. A catalog with an essay by Dr. Susannah Cremer-Bermbach will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Text: Raum Schroth at Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest