until 28.10. | #4053ARTatBerlin | Semjon Contemporary shows from 30. September 2023 (Opening: 29.09.) the exhibition abstract by the artists Colin Ardley, Takayuki Daikoku, Dittmar Danner aka Krüger, Ute Essig, Dave Grossmann, Renate Hampke, Nataly Hocke, Michael Kutschbach, Stefan Ludes, Thomas Prochnow, Dirk Rathke, Ursula Sax, Gerda Schütte, Gil Shachar, Li Silberberg, Klaus Steinmann, Hitomi Uchikura, Amélie von Heydebreck, Marc von der Hocht, Bettina Weiß and Nicole Wendel.
Much has already been thought and written about abstract art, about abstraction.
We know that at the beginning of the 20th century, abstraction was making its way in art – until now, Wassily Kandinsky has always been defined as the pioneer, the beacon, so to speak. In research, however, the reception has been changing for some years: Hilma af Klimt, since the rediscovery of her works after decades of self-banishment, is suddenly helping art history to think anew…
The exhibition abstract is neither a curatorial assertion nor an epoch-making show. Rather, it is a pleasurable summary of the programme that defines the Semjon Contemporary gallery, whereby the fields of the representational and photography are also part of the gallery’s self-
Ute Essig, Bubble (detail), 2014, 140 x 90 cm, 156 x 105 cm (framed), embroidery thread on Japanese paper, Photo: Lukas Heibges
abstract meanders between the fringes, at least the influences of Concrete Art (Colin Ardley, Dittmar Danner aka Krüger, Klaus Steinmann, the field of Minimalism and Conceptual Art (Ute Essig, Michael Kutschbach, Stefan Ludes, Dirk Rathke, Thomas Prochnow, Ursula Sax, Gerda Schütte, Gil Shachar, Li Silberberg, Hitomi Uchikura, Marc von der Hocht, Amélie von Heydebreck, Bettina Weiß), to lyrical abstraction (Takayuki Daikoku Renate Hampke, Nataly Hocke and Nicole Wendel). Transitory moments between the artistic fields go without saying.
Represented are paintings, sculptures/objects, wall objects, photograms and works on and with paper.
Semjon H. N. Semjon,
Opening: Friday, 29 September 2023, 7 – 9:30 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 30 September until Saturday, 28 October 2023
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Image caption: Klaus Steinmann, O.T., 1973, 60 x 48 cm, Oil on canvas; Photo: Jürgen Baumann
Exhibition abstract – Semjon Contemporary | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries – ART at Berlin