until 06.05. | #1995ARTatBerlin | The municipal gallery alte feuerwache projektraum currently shows the exhibition DIESUNDANDERS by the artist Gisela Kleinlein.
A solo exhibition by the sculptor Gisela Kleinlein presents the project space in the old fire station Berlin-Friedrichshain from 24 March to 6 May. Under the title DIESUNDANDERS, the show presents a sculptural staging specially designed for the location in which the works relate to each other and to the space.
Is it 1000 stitches? 100,000? Or rather a million? Because the crocheted mesh is long. Very long. At three meters high, two basketball baskets hang close to each other on the wall. The stitching begins with the one; a seemingly infinitely long net, which meanders across the room and finally ascends again to reach the other edge of the bay. Two basketball baskets – inseparably connected by a common net, a carefully crocheted, meter-long structure. But playing basketball is not good. Just as little as the various small objects reminiscent of vehicles could pick up speed. In fact, none of the structures can be moved – despite wheels and potential mobility.
Here tracks are designed, that are not accessible.
Absurd situations and objects denying their function are among the central themes of the sculptor Gisela Kleinlein.
Her work testifies to a fundamental interest in everyday things and their materiality. Kleinlein’s sculptures are not only reminiscent of everyday objects and found objects of all kinds, they are often constructed from such or their set pieces. Kleinlein has a wide range of materials. She works virtuously with wood, steel, plastic, foils, plaster, paper, many other things or with her own carved crochet hook.
What the artist dissects is composed differently and recombined. It is misplaced, reinterpreted and rededicated. This creates new constellations and thus a shift to the surreal. What appears now is an enigmatic poetic world of things. Accompanied by a good dose of humor and a wink, these works allow you to immerse yourself in a very special atmosphere of invention.
In the Friedrichshain exhibition, the sculptural works are for the first time supplemented by a densely hung wall with photo sketches, postcards and documentary representations that provide insight into a fund of formal and intellectual sources and backgrounds that has been formed over decades.
An exhibition in the series “von mir aus” (> by me), which presents artists from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Gisela Kleinlein, * 1955 in Nuremberg, lives and works in Berlin, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. Numerous prizes and scholarships (Villa Romana Prize, Kunstfonds Bonn and others). Her works are represented in many collections and can be seen in exhibitions at home and abroad.
With support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries and Funds Exhibition Awards for Fine Artists.
Vernissage: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Exhibition period: Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
Concert: Friday, 4 May 2018, 7 p.m.: Concert Rudi Fischerlehner, Drums
Image caption: Gisela Kleinlein, o.T., 2017, Metall, Lack, PE-Schnur, photo: Peter Gemeinhardt
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