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Harriet Groß, Foto: Dave Großmann

Harriet Groß, Susanne Specht, Matthäus Thoma, Gisela von Bruchhausen, Foto: Dave Großmann

Gisela von Bruchhausen, Foto: Dave Großmann

Susanne Specht, Gisela von Bruchhausen

Angela Lubic

Diana Sirianni, Foto: Dave Großmann

Matthäus Thoma, Angela Lubic, Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Foto: Dave Großmann

Pomona Zipser, Foto: Dave Großmann


Fri 19 May 2017, 7 pm

As the second station in a series of exhibitions conceived by the Berlin artists Claudia Busching and Pomona Zipser in three municipal galleries, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten will be showing the exhibition “IN DEN RAUM ZEICHNEN – verdichten” from 20 May. The cooperation project with Galerie Parterre and Haus am Kleistpark is dedicated to the line as a constitutive moment in the artistic development of volume and space.

In a dialogue with historical positions, 30 sculptors, painters and media artists examine forms of appropriation of space and the emergence of three-dimensional object worlds from the idea of the line. In the Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, minimal settings and expansive works by nine contemporary artists and one historical position overlap and condense into a composition that opens up intuitively and only through the movement of the viewer in the gallery space.

Gisela von Bruchhausen‘s sculptures, which are often made of raw steel and mostly coloured, reflect relationships between form and weight, tension and balance, and mass and structure. At Galerie Nord, she is showing a selection of wall works from the “Staccato” series. These reliefs, all based on the same format, translate rhythmic tensions in their formal unity into a sculptural language through vertical folds.

Harriet Groß uses various materials to draw structures of memory, idea and social spaces into found situations. Under the title “Im Dickicht” (In the Thicket), she develops a room-sized installation on site at Galerie Nord in which metal rods, tape and metal gauze condense into three-dimensional actualised events and explore the relationships between drawing and space. The viewer’s active construction of such spatial images following the artist’s mental rhythms is a central aspect of her work.

In Betina Kuntzsch‘s video drawings, basic drawing elements are set in motion by complex computer-based animations in order to temporarily test variations of spaces. Thus, the titular “Universe II” of her video shown at Galerie Nord develops from an animation of circles whose constant modification gives rise to three-dimensional spherical shapes.

Angela Lubic works in various media with the means of geometric abstraction. The starting point for many of her works is the architecture of the space around her. For the exhibition “verdichten” (condensing), she positions an installative spatial drawing made of tape on the ceiling of the Galerie Nord. In doing so, she pays particular attention to perspectives and lines of sight that both traverse and open up the spaces.

“We don’t want to imitate anything – neither nature nor technology – but to a certain extent work parallel to it. We don’t try to make nature visible, but the forces behind it.” The artist couple Brigitte and Martin Matschinsky-Denninghoff (1923-2011/ *1921) have left behind an extensive oeuvre of sculptural and graphic works in which the line is constitutive for a spatial event. In contemporary materials such as chrome-nickel steel, Matschinsky-Denninghoff developed linear sculptures of both narrative and abstract character.

In the context of his artistic practice, Andreas Schmid undertakes multi-layered explorations of spatial situations and investigates how architectures define them. A special focus is placed on structures that are only latently present, apart from specific functionalities. His linear sculptures bring out what is visually hidden and thus recode the space depending on the medium used.

Diana Sirianni‘s delicate spatial collages reflect the surrounding architecture in terms of material, colour and form, translating them into images of space that are both poetic and ephemeral. Her work “Palazzo Altemps II” transfers the reminiscence of a hall dedicated to ancient Egyptian gods in a Roman palazzo to the Galerie Nord. Visuality, atmosphere and illusion condense into a new spatial syntax of the ephemeral.

Susanne Specht presents an installation of modular cellular rubber objects floating in space. The works are based on a strict formal grid that is modified in different forms by rotating and shifting the black cellular rubber. Floating in space, the forms react to slight air movements and thus communicate with each other in constant motion.

Matthäus Thoma develops large-format and sometimes bulky installations made of wooden slats and boards that tense and spread out in space, occupying and structuring it. With “Durchzug eines Regengebiets” (Passage of a Rainy Area), the artist presents a work at Galerie Nord in which chaos and order maintain reciprocal relationships. The fundamental constant of the structures produced in the process is the dynamic of the contingent.

Pomona Zipser, on the other hand, stretches found wood into expansive constructions in which austerity and poetry correspond with each other. “I get particular satisfaction from rebuilding an old structure that has been left lying around and putting the parts back into a meaningful context,” says the artist. For Galerie Nord, she is developing a space-related sculpture out of coloured woods that straddles the floor and ceiling, taking up the exact height of the room and thus questioning the relationship between carrying and loads.

Further exhibitions:

Galerie Parterre Berlin, 25 April – 18 June 2017
Drawing into space – outlining
with works by Monika Brandmeier, Jeongmoon Choi, Christoph M. Gais, Betina Kuntzsch, Norbert Kricke and others.

Haus am Kleistpark, 15 June – 13 August 2017
Drawing in space – traces
with works by Olaf Bastigkeit, Hartmut Böhm, Ka Bomhardt, Claudia Busching, Carola Dinges, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Renate Hampke, Axel Lieber, Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Johannes Pfeiffer, Ev Pommer, Ursula Sax, Beate Terfloth, Asako Tokitsu and Bignia Wehrli.

The project “Drawing into Space” is supported by the Stiftung Kulturwerk of the VG Bild-Kunst, the district support fund of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Willms Neuhaus Foundation.

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