until 17.07. | #3072ARTatBerlin | GALERIE SCHMALFUSS BERLIN will be showing the exhibition MY SISTER AND I, Sensuality from Two Perspectives with works by the artists Elvira Bach and Ingrid Honneth, née Bach, from 19 June 2021. It is the first joint exhibition of the twin sisters.
Two icons of art celebrate their birthdays. The twin sisters Elvira Bach and Ingrid Honneth, née Bach, set accents with their art over decades that are not forgotten. But it is only now, on the occasion of their 70th birthdays, that they can be seen together for the first time. Galerie Schmalfuss Berlin is pleased to be able to honour both artists with a top-class exhibition.
Both were part of the “Neue Wilden” in Berlin in the 1980s. But their artistic signatures developed very differently. Identical motifs such as high heels, lipstick and ladies’ legs suggest different messages.
Elvira Bach became internationally known through the distinctiveness of her colour-intensive, expressive paintings of women. An invitation to the documenta in 1982 marked her artistic breakthrough. Strong women are her major theme, which she repeatedly captures on canvas in large formats with exuberant colourfulness and joie de vivre. They are women who, like herself, go their own way self-confidently, sometimes very provocatively, inspired in their aesthetics of form and colour by numerous journeys to Africa. Elvira Bach discovers the female ambivalences as a rollercoaster of joy and sorrow, often garnished with a portion of humour and irony. Her pictures reflect the facets of the self-determined woman of today, who lives out her sex appeal, knows about her charisma and dominates men. With her paintings, Elvira Bach has paved the way for a whole generation of female artists.
Ingrid Honneth began her artistic career at the TAT, the legendary Theater am Turm. In 1988, she co-founded the Berlin gallery “Die Gehängten”. With her pop art-influenced paintings, sculptures, objects and installations, she transformed galleries into narrative art spaces. She discovered exciting energies in everyday things, which she ironically alienated by enlarging them, resulting in satirical to surreal processes of cognition in correspondence with other objects. Ingrid Honneth’s installations became deja vous experiences of capitalist realism, its commodity fetishism and social obliquities. With bite tongs and matches, she fired the viewer’s imagination.
Ingrid Honneth, From the performance “Erinys” 1994-96,
Choir dress: paper cardboard, cord and black chintz / Hands: brick, stick and paper
Experiencing both artists simultaneously at Galerie Schmalfuss Berlin will be an exciting experience.
Vernissage: Saturday, 19 June 2021, noon – 7 p.m., with appointment reservation of the gallery website, by mail or by phone
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 19 June to Saturday, 17 July 2021To the Gallery
Elvira Bach + Ingrid Honneth geb. Bach – GALERIE SCHMALFUSS BERLIN – Contemporary Art Exhibition Berlin ART at Berlin