Twilight. With the twilight everything visible is submerged in an eerie ambiguity. This transition from day to night, which makes our perceptions insecure, involves a peculiar magic and the capacity to set our imagination in motion.
The exhibition brings together works by Dana Bennewitz and Jan Beumelburg, in which the concept of "twilight" is reflected in its very different meanings. We encounter the mysterious ambivalence of dreams and ancient myths, disputes with the "unconscious" and witty solutions for a balancing act between reality and imagination.
Ideas of mystery and magic have always accompanied human societies. However, do we no longer need them today, today, in a world of economic fixation, rationalization and effectiveness? That's one of the questions this exhibition can give us.
03.11.2018 Vernissage with Nikolai Ivanov OM and Anai Valrad 18:00-21:00
01.12.2018 Finissage with Michael Aquarius and Uwe Mikulla 18:00-21:00
UnMaking Characters. Since modern times, the question of the "I" has been the point of departure for the success of one's life - We are made and we are making characters.
In this exhibition, Sara Assadi (Iran), Maria Wirth (Germany) and Marek Benczewski (Poland) are inspired by the meaning complexity of the English word character to reflect contemporary ideas and experiences of the self through artistic means. The self as a "character" is personality, is an individual psyche, is expression, is imperative. It is a process that is both made and self-creating.
To make this visible, the three artists experiment with "UnMaking," that is, the deconstruction of characters. The content of her work arises from the dissolution, the unbundling of clear roles, forms and ideas.
01.09. Vernissage viola interpretations by Yossi Gutmann - 18:00-21:00
28.09. Cello Performance and Dance with
Anton Halbblut & Tana Kanaka - 19:00-21:00
A short sketch but enough to think about! Marek Benczewski, one of the artists in the "UnMaking Characters" exhibition, is an attentive detector of "Zeitgeschichte", which he focuses on with a sharp pencil tip or flowing ink pen. His works, delicately detailed and designed to challenge the viewer's mind, are thought-provoking pieces of the present. Through their sometimes poetic, sometimes grotesque gesture they become drawn metaphors of life. It is no coincidence that sometimes the essential is outside the picture.
Surreal Gardens. Between Baku and Berlin
For the first time, Günay Shamsi, Azerbaijan, and Maria Wirth, Germany, are presenting their paintings and objects together in an exhibition. In their own individual way, they transfer surrealistic painting principles and motifs into a new, lively and experimental field of young post-postmodern art creation.
The multi-facetted, sensitive and discursive worlds of ideas, which are made visible in the works of art by Günay Shamsi and Maria Wirth, are also combined in this exhibition into an overall aesthetic composition: a surreal garden that invites visitors to wander through and think through.
Maria Wirth SUI-SIDES
Artworks are border tissues and creating art means walking along borders and across them.
The Sui-Sides Exhibition by the artist Maria Wirth brings together works, whose common denominators are the interrogation and visualization of themselves - an eccentric attempt to the gnothi thou heauton, the "recognizing yourself" of the Ancient Greek, with a special love for color and movement.