until 27.03. | #1873ARTatBerlin | Galerie Kunst am Gendarmenmarkt shows since 17th February 2018 the exhibition “Drawings and graphic print – Classic Modern meets Contemporary Art. A picture journey from the 20th to the 21st century.
With Falko Behrend, Annette Selle, Willibrord Haas, Katrin Grote-Baker, Margit Grüger, Skadi Engeln and Bernd Schwarting.
Supplemented by positions by J. Miro, W. Stöhrer, G. Braque, A. Masson, R. Geiger, A. Calder, A. Degner, L. Corinth, M. Pechstein, Hans Kuhn etc.
Right at the beginning of the exposition, we would like to come up with a thesis and would like to argue that classical modernism, modernity per se (‘), has not reached its zenith by a long shot and possibly will accompany and shape our time for two centuries.
From Cezanne, van Gogh and P. Gaugin to the late impressiv-expressive painting by L. Corinth. Over Die Brücke, the Blaue Reiter and the Fauvists, from the installation art of a Marcel Duchamp over DADA with the Surrealists up to the Verismus and the Leipziger Schule. From the first and second generation of abstract and informal painters to Combine Painting and Neo-Expressionism. The foundations for these diverse artistic discoveries and expressions, which were and are mirror images of our pluralistic society, were created early in the first half of the 20th century, and this gigantic pool of possibilities is still the inspiration and foundation for many contemporary artists today at the same time.
From the collection of the gallery, but also supplemented by loans, we can present to you in this exhibition a rather exciting selection of classic paper works and prints and present them to some of you already known artists.
Willibrord Haas is still clearly influenced by August Macke and Skadi Engeln also has the traits of a Paul Gaugin. B. Schwarting stands on the shoulders of W. Stöhrer and A. Selle and K. Grote-Baker can tie in with E.W. Nay or Fred Thieler, and this series of similarities, but also of further developments, could be continued indefinitely, yet thought and better argue with yourself. Our total of seven contemporary artists will provide you with a good occasion.
Text: Peter Michael Dinter
Vernissage: Friday, 16th February 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 17th February to Tuesday, 27th March 2018Zur Galerie Kunst am Gendarmenmarkt
Image caption: Margit Grüger, woman with horses, gouache me collage on paper
Exhibition Drawings + Graphic Prints – Galerie am Gendarmenmarkt – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin