Posts Tagged ‘Bildende Kunst’

Wartist presents: “Jens Kloppmann – The Prose of Events” at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

Wednesday, 25. January 2012, 1432h No comments

We are pleased to announce another exhibition at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin: “Die Prosa der Ereignisse” (The Prose ov Events), to be opened on 7 February 2012. Several cycles and other individual works by Jens Kloppmann will form a cross-section of his work. Both the materials and techniques used are manifold and reach from video installations and retouched photos to plaster casts and fretworks, to name a few. Ulrich Deppendorf, Head of ARD-Hauptstadtstudio,  will open the exhibition that is curated by Martin Bayer . This exhibition, too, will be kindly supported by Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft e.V. and SONY Deutschland.

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Achim Riethmann: “The Blue Sky” at Galerie Anke Zeisler

Monday, 23. January 2012, 1623h No comments

From 26 January until 28 March 2012, Galerie Anke Zeisler presents the exhibition “Der blaue Himmel” (the blue sky) with works by Achim Riethmann. His watercolours illustrate the book “Kleine Tragödien” (small tragedies, 2011) by the Vietnamese author Le Minh Khue. “The Blue Sky” is the title of one of the book’s stories and refers to the view from a tank’s open hatch.

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Wartist Exclusive: “Trümmerfrau” by Jens Kloppmann

Friday, 2. December 2011, 1410h No comments

Since years, Berlin-based artist Jens Kloppmann is addressing issues of visual reality and collective memory that he is realising with many different media. Today, I am proud to present to you an edition that he has manufactured exclusively for Wartist and which will solely be offered via Wartist. His work “Trümmerfrau”1 does not only bring back memories of Germany’s old currency, but is a strong statement of humility and not the least of German identity.

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  1. Trümmerfrau literally means “rubble women” and refers to the millions of German women that cleared the rubble after World War II

“Turning Point” was opened at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio

Friday, 2. September 2011, 1255h No comments

Wartist presents: Group Show “Turning Point” on 10 years of 9/11 at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin

Monday, 22. August 2011, 2043h No comments

We are proud to present the group show “Zeitenwende” (turning point) on the premises of the both centrally located and well-visited ARD-Hauptstadtstudio on 1 September 2011. 12 artists show their positions on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their ongoing aftermath: more than 50 works include light, video and textile installations, photography, watercolours and paintings. The exhibition is curated by Martin Bayer ( and will be opened on 1 September 2011 by Head of ARD-Hauptstadtstudio Ulrich Deppendorf. “Zeitenwende” is a cooperation with Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft (German Atlantic Association).

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Wartist presents Jan Bejšovec: “Konfliktstoff Deutschland” (Berlin)

Thursday, 16. June 2011, 2114h No comments

We are proud to present textile works by Jan Bejšovec on the premises of the both centrally located and well-visited ARD-Hauptstadtstudio on 5 July 2011.1 The solo show “Konfliktstoff Deutschland”2 is a wide selection of the Berlin-based artist’s works, including new ones such as the “Reichsstadtpalast”3. The exhibition is curated by Martin Bayer ( On the occasion of the opening, ARD correspondent Christian Thiels will moderate an artist’s talk.

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  1. The studio of the German TV station ARD (regulated by public law) and their liaison offices in the capital Berlin.
  2. The German Konfliktstoff literally means “cause for conflict”, but here, it refers to the textile material, too.
  3. Literally “Imperial City Palace”, referring to its combination of the Nazi’s Reichskanzlei, the Imperial City Palace of Berlin, and the GDR’s “Palace of the Republic”, all three historic buildings of Berlin that have been demolished.

Don’t miss it: La Biennale di Venezia

Friday, 27. May 2011, 0140h No comments

Soon, THE art event of 2011 is about to begin: on 4 June, the 54th Biennale di Venezia, curated by Bice Curiger with this time’s title “ILLUMInazioni” will be opened. Again this year, critics will point out how very outdated national pavillons are in the time of globalisation. And again this year, the many national pavillons will demonstrate the different ways of (re)presenting art.

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255.804 km² – Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia (Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna)

Wednesday, 25. May 2011, 1639h No comments

From 27 May until 23 June 2011, Hilger Brot-Kunsthalle in Vienna (Austria) presents “255,804 km² – Young Art from the Former Yugoslavia“, naming the size of the then-Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in its title. The exhibition assembles works from 30 artists who were born in this state that broke down in 1991-1992. This collapse led to several wars; most of their conflicts are still unresolved.

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Sara Rahbar: “I have no faith left for the devil to take” (Hilger, Vienna)

Monday, 16. May 2011, 1415h No comments

From 18 May to 13 June 2011, the Vienna-based gallery Hilger Contemporary presents works by Sara Rahbar. The exhibition of the artist, born 1976 in Teheran, has the enchanting title  “I have no faith left for the devil to take”. Yet as a child, she had to flee with her family from her native country due to the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Today, she mainly lives and works in New York.

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Gerhard Richter: Images of an Era

Monday, 24. January 2011, 2049h No comments

With the exhibition “Images of an Era” (5 February – 15 May 2011), Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg presents a detailed view into Gerhard Richter’s works of the 1960s and 1970s. In February 1961, Richter fled from Eastern Germany to the West. He depicted his “new world” in large-sized pictures, often based on photos. Gerhard Richter, born in 1932 and today one of the world’s most recognised contemporary artists, has consistently addressed the Nazi period in Germany, but also war and technology. His work “XL 513” from 1964 expresses tremendous dynamics and power.

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