until 15.01. | #3215ARTatBerlin | drj art projects shows from 31. October 2021 the exhibition DUAL MANIFOLD – Geometry in Sculpture and Painting as a juxtaposition of the Spanish sculptor Carles Valverde and the Dutch painter José Heerkens.
Geometry appears to us as a familiar and everyday phenomenon. Most of us have elementary geometry in mind, which we all learned in mathematics class. This is where we dealt extensively with points, straight lines, planes, solids, distances, angles, etc. Interestingly, in German the term »Raumlehre« [space theory] was also used for this in the past. However, immersing oneself more deeply into the matter, it can be seen very quickly that geometry in the theory and practice of mathematics is a very complex and wide-ranging field. Since it is also the basis for numerous technical and digital applications, it also has a much more extensive effect on our everyday lives than we are aware of.
drj art projects approaches this terrain from the perspective of its programme of conceptual-minimal art: in DUAL MANIFOLD, a juxtaposition of artistic positions in sculpture and painting is pursued to illuminate the aspect of geometric principles in this field. Works by the Spanish-Swiss sculptor Carles Valverde [1965, Terrassa, Barcelona/ES] and the Dutch painter José Heerkens [1950, Dinther/NL] were selected as examples.
The programmatic question of the role geometry can have in the content of the two disciplines of the artists is of interest. Where the claim and approach of an art tradition are framed in terms that neither image nor object, nor common narratives are to be the basis for the artistic works, geometry is obviously attributed a special significance. Or, on closer inspection, are things more complex than that?
These and other questions are examined in the exhibition. The composition itself, however, is – in the sense of a spatial theory – a specific geometric arrangement. Of course, this is self-evident per se, but in DUAL MANIFOLD the aspect of geometry takes on an even more consciously set role.
Opening: Sunday, 31st October 2021, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition period: Sunday, 31st October 2021 to Saturday, 15th January 2022, open Saturdays from 2 – 6 pm and daily by arrangement (subject to pandemic-related regulations)To the Gallery
Image caption: Carles Valverde – Untitled, 2017 [Detail]. Collage of pressed lead on paper, 72 x 23.5 cm
Exhibition Carles Valverde + José Heerkens – drj art projects | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin