On 31 Januar 2013, the exhibition “Die Verdammten” (The Damned) with lithographs by Otto Herrmann (1899-1995) will be opened at Erich Maria Remarque-Friedenszentrum (E.M.Remarque Peace Centre) in Osnabrück. The cycle was made in the late 1940s and thus immediately after the Second World War. The artist was inspired by Theodor Plievier’s novel “Stalingrad”. 70years after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, the majority of these works will finally be presented to the public.
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From 8 November 2012 until 18 January 2013, ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst (town hall cellar – gallery for contemporary art) in the basement of the town hall of Berlin-Lichtenberg presents the group show Barbaren der Oberschicht – Maskeraden systemischer Gewalt (Upper-Class Barbarians – Masquerades of Systemic Violence). An interesting contribution are Florian Göttke’s book and video installation “toppled”, addressing the countless statues of Saddam Husseins in Iraq: after Hussein was toppled, his statues shared the same fate. From symbols of his power, they became icons of his downfall, quite fitting to the dictator who at the end was pulled from a hole in the ground as dirty fugitive with a matted beard.
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From 3 November until 22 December 2012, the Berlin-based gallery Capitain Petzel presents the exhibition “Tatsächliche Vermutungen” (real assumptions) of its artist Peter Piller, represented by the gallery since earlier this year. Piller, born in 1968, often uses his huge newspaper and image archive for his works, for which he applies a new classification system to the results.
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From 17 October 2012 to 10 February 2013, the Deutsche Historische Museum
(German Historical Museum, DHM) Berlin presents the 30th Council of Europe
Art Exhibition “The Desire for Freedom – Art in Europe since 1945”
. Not the least it is most interesting that the tradition of Enlightenment
is the centre of reference instead of the two-bloc confrontation between the East and the West Cold War
, as one might have assumed. Thus, multifaceted approaches towards freedom by 113 artists from 28 countries can be seen; paintings, drawings, photos, videos and installations by e.g. Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gerhard Richter, René Magritte, Richard Hamilton, Tadeusz Kantor, Erik Bulatov, Aurora Reinhard
, to name a few. Continue reading “The Desire for Freedom – Art in Europe since 1945 (DHM Berlin)”
Till Ansgar Baumhauer
presents his exhibition “Collateral Creativity”
at okk/Raum 29
in Berlin from 29 September until 7 October 2012. The exhibition is about connecting the Thirty Years’ War
in Germany (1618-1848) with the experience of contemporary Afghanistan that is looking onto a history of more than thirty years in war. Continue reading “Till Ansgar Baumhauer: “Collateral Creativity” at okk, Berlin”
The exhibition “Festungen: Innen und Außen”
(Fortresses: Inside and Outside; 5 July to 31 October 2012) presents position from 22 artists on the meaning of fortresses in our time. It forms the artistic complementary exhibition to this year’s Bayern-Ausstellung
(Bavaria Exhibition) “Festungen – Frankens Bollwerke”
(Fortresses: Franconia’s Strongholds) at Festung Rosenberg
(17 May to 21 October 2012). Continue reading “Fortresses: Inside and Outside – Young Art from Leipzig (Festung Rosenberg, Kronach)”
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From 26 January until 26 February 2012, Kata Legrady presents her exhibition “Bombs & Candies. dulce et decorum” at Bazon Brock’s recently opened location “Denkerei/Amt für Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemen” (Thinkery/Bureau for Working on Irresolvable Problems) in Berlin. Grenades, pistols and assault rifles (the iconographic AK-47, of course) have been decorated with candies and remind of Antonio Riello’s “Ladies Weapons” while taking the same track between aesthetics and destruction.
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