post-title Elina Liepina | NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery | 03.12.2020-13.02.2021

Elina Liepina | NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery | 03.12.2020-13.02.2021

Elina Liepina | NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery | 03.12.2020-13.02.2021

Elina Liepina | NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery | 03.12.2020-13.02.2021

until 13.02. | #2915ARTatBerlin | Bermel von Luxburg Gallery shows from 3rd December 2020 the solo show NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN with photographs by the artist Elina Liepina in dialogue with the world’ first presentation of Barcelona Pavilion objects by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, curated by PC Neumann.

The exhibition NEW BAUHAUS WOMAN will present the first solo show of the artist ELINA LIEPINA. Her photographs will be in dialogue with unique design objects from the Barcelona Pavilion of 1929 by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe. This exhibition is curated by the film producer and art collector PC NEUMANN. It is the dedication to the cool minimalism of Bauhaus furniture and an homage to the anonymous women of the Bauhaus.

There is hardly any other photograph that captures the spirit of the Bauhaus better than this mysterious photograph by Erich Consemüller from 1926. There is no doubt that the depiction has something magical, almost a subtle erotic effect. The depiction of the Marcel Breuer armchair that forms the basis of the photograph as if carried on air, the mysterious stranger wearing a mask of Oscar Schlemmer in a surrealistic manner, the skirt hem that ends freely above the knee. All this carries a note of desire. To this day one is still not sure whether the beautiful woman in the picture is the wife of Walter Gropius or Lis Beyer, a student of the Bauhaus.

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Liepina / Consemüller

Almost 100 years after its creation, Consemüller’s photograph still provides the inspirational foil for a project that is both dedicated to the cool minimalism of Bauhaus furniture and a homage to the anonymous women of the Bauhaus. In the publication New Bauhaus Woman, several aspects of the Bauhaus theme lead to an individual, new view of the icons of the Bauhaus. The Swiss design collector P.C. Neumann deliberately stages important parts of the Neumann-Hug Collection here with the model Uliana, who, as a representative of the collector, enters into relationships with the objects, such as the Wassily or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair, and takes them into his possession. The anonymity of the Consemüller photo is purposefully overridden,- with Uliana’s selection, a face is brought to the fore that wonderfully captures the coolness of the objects and reflects the spirit of the 1920s. The resulting eroticism of the moment leads not only to a different way of seeing the objects, but also to an exploration of the Bauhaus theme beyond the familiar paths of eroticism and sexuality, a theme that has taken on a new meaning with the changed role of women in the roaring 20s.

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Latvian photographer, based in Berlin, studied multimedia arts in Riga. The main subject of her work is the image of the contemporary woman but reflecting the aesthetics and attitudes of 20th Century photography and modern style.

Curated by PC Neumann, the Swiss film producer, art collector and design specialist In cooperation with and support of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK. The effect of the exhibition is enhanced by the sound installation “BAM-A-RAMA art impression” by Dr. Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen.

Presentation of the exhibition

The exhibition will be presented on Thursday the 3rd of December 2020 at 6 pm by Ms. Simone Klein, PC Neumann and Mr. Dr. Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen.

Simone Klein is Art Advisor as well as independent and publicly appointed and sworn expert for photography in Cologne. After studying art history, Roman and German language and literature in Bonn and at the Sorbonne in Paris, she became assistant at the Galerie Kicken in Cologne. Then head of the photography department at Kunsthaus Lempertz Cologne, then director of the photography department at Sotheby’s Europe with auctions in Paris, London and New York. Most recently she was international director of the Print sales department at the Agency Magnum Photos in Paris. Member of the curatorial committee of Photo London as well as the nominating jury of the Prix Pictet, chairwoman of the advisory board of the SK Stiftung Kultur – Die Photographische Sammlung Köln, member of the advisory board of the Photoszene Köln and member of the executive board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh). She also lectures on art and photography market at the Danube University in Krems and at the Sciences Po Lille.

Dr. Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen  runs his own production studios, including the Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin. As a pop music composer, producer and sound engineer, he is involved in world successes. His work includes some 400 CDs and LP projects, many of which have achieved gold or platinum status. Among the artists for and with whom Fahrenkrog-Petersen works are Justin Timberlake, N-Sync, Nena, David Hasselhoff, as well as Peaches, Chili Gonzales, Voodoo X and the Einstürzende Neubauten. He also composes commercials for Coca-Cola, Mexx, Bruno Banani, Schöfferhofer, die HUK, Ing-Diba.

Vernissage: Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 3:00 – 9:00 pm, at 6.00 pm presentation by Simone Klein, PC Neumann and Dr. Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen

Exhibition period: Thursady, 3rd December 2020 to Saturday, 13th February 2021

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Bildunterschrift Titelbild: Courtesy of Bermel von Luxburg Gallery, Elina Liepina + Erich Consemüller aus dem Jahr 1926

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