post-title Anna Grath | Use Space Bar To Blast Worms | Haverkampf Leistenschneider | 03.09.-15.10.2022

Anna Grath | Use Space Bar To Blast Worms | Haverkampf Leistenschneider | 03.09.-15.10.2022

Anna Grath | Use Space Bar To Blast Worms | Haverkampf Leistenschneider | 03.09.-15.10.2022

Anna Grath | Use Space Bar To Blast Worms | Haverkampf Leistenschneider | 03.09.-15.10.2022

until 15.10. | #3591ARTatBerlin | Haverkampf Leistenschneider presents from 3. September 2022 the exhibition “Use Space Bar To Blast Worms” by the artist Anna Grath.

Anna Grath (b. 1983 in Immenstadt, Germany) studied Fine Arts at the HfBK in Hamburg, where she lives and works. Her works focus on formal as well as functional and narrative qualities of common objects and materials. These are stripped of their actual uses and reconstructed. She bends, breaks, coils, stretches, trims, combines, chastises, pulls and educates the material. Principles of reduction and efficiency inform her works, which often come to life under pressure, deformation, and imposed restrictions. Moreover, things are removed from responsibility. They no longer have to remain in the identity of tights, music stands, and bubble wrap, but are instead declared color, texture, and line. Unexpected dynamics and stories emerge from these translations. The physical objects that make up all that we constantly surround ourselves with are deconstructed and formalized. Freed from payload and function, common associations recede into the background, making room for potential alternatives of meaning and being.

ART at Berlin - Haverkampf Leistenschneider - Anna Grath - 2Anna Grath, Dwell, 2021, metal, textiles, 200 x 150 cm

Grath’s work has been shown at the Falckenberg-Deichtorhallen Collection, Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Kunsthaus Hamburg, and Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, among others. Grath was awarded the Hiscox Art Prize in Hamburg, was repeatedly shortlisted for the Ars Viva Prize, and is a fellow of Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, and the Hamburg Arbeitsstipendium. Works by Anna Grath have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kunsthalle Hamburg.

Until February 2024, Anna Grath’s works are part of the exhibition something new, something old, something desired at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

The exhibition places the Kunsthalle’s important collection of contemporary art in an exciting dialogue with recent acquisitions of the latest works. The themes that come to the fore spotlight the urgent issues of our day: questions of understanding and communication, isolation and marginalisation, power and protest, utopia and structure. At the same time, the show explores (virtual) worlds and realities on the basis of architectural designs while addressing the tension between form and dissolution and focusing attention on the potential for interconnecting material and language.

Vernissage: Friday, 2. September 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 3. September – Saturday, 15. October 2022

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Image caption: Installationsansicht, Installation view Something new, something old, something desired, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2022; Foto: Fred Dott

Exhibition Anna Grath – Haverkampf Leistenschneider | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst | Exhibitions Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin

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