until 05.09. | #3102ARTatBerlin | Haus am Lützowplatz shows from 23rd July 2021 the solo exhibition Hopesters by the artist Anna Meyer.
The Haus am Lützowplatz is showing the painter and installation artist Anna Meyer in her first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin. The last time she was presented with a solo show in Germany was in 2006 at the Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. The artist’s themes of equality, climate change, globalisation, the shift to the right and digitalisation become tangible in several series of images from recent years and form a unified narrative about our present, which is riven by crises.
The exhibition title “Hopesters” (composed of the terms “Hope” and “Hipster”) refers to contradictory or fragile alliances in coping with the complexity of our present. It is a deliberately ambiguous term that on the one hand wants to give hope for change through commitment, but also includes the flip side of today’s populist protest movements, such as the phenomena of the French “yellow waistcoats” or the so-called lateral thinkers.
At the centre of the exhibition is the “Future Feminism” picture atlas collected by Anna Meyer since 2007. This is a pictorial history or mnemosyne of feminist art in the form of small studies on Plexiglas, set up as a room installation hanging on nylon threads. Representations of female bodies by male artists such as Rubens, Courbet or Lucian Freud come up against iconic self-images of women from recent art history, such as Lynda Benglis, Alice Neel, Marlene Haring, Birgit Jürgenssen, Maria Lassnig or Sylvia Sleigh. These juxtapositions of different perspectives are complemented by images of pop icons such as Courtney Love or Patti Smith as well as miniatures of the artist’s own self-portrayals from the 1990s.
Anna Meyer developed a very idiosyncratic painterly vocabulary on major themes of the future, which prompts her own reorientation. The artistic genre of painting seems to her to be a suitable means of forming an “amalgam” of socio-political reality and the digital/media images of this reality. According to the artist, painting is “a democratic and resource-saving discipline in which life merges with art”.
Anna Meyer was born in 1964 in Schaffhausen and has lived in Vienna since 1987.
Opening: Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 7 pm
Dr. Simone Wiechers, Member of the Board, Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL)
Dr. Marc Wellmann, curator of the exhibition and artistic director, Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL).
The artist will be present.
The opening will take place outdoors in the courtyard garden of the Haus am Lützowplatz. Access is via the entrance of the Stiftung Warentest (see diversions plan). From there, the exhibition can be entered by up to 40 people at a time, while visitor traffic flows freely. In the interior rooms, the wearing of a medical mask is obligatory for all visitors older than 6 years. The mandatory attendance documentation is possible via the Corona warning app, the luca app or in paper form on site.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 23rd July to Sunday, 5th September 2021Zum Haus am Lützowplatz
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