until 22.12. | #0660ARTatBerlin | Salongalerie Die Möwe presents from the 14th September 2016 the exhibition “Stürze – Falle – Liege – Bin” by the artist Herbert Behrens-Hangeler.
Not only was Herbert Behrens-Hangeler (1898-1981) an outstanding painter, he also wrote poetry, played and composed music, wrote film scripts and directed. Life and work of Herbert Behrens-Hangeler is symptomatic of an entire generation of artists: Under the National Socialist rule, Hangeler’s art was labeled as “degenerative” and in the early 1950s, he was attacked as a “formalist” – in the same way as quite a number of other painters in the young GDR. Nevertheless he did not let himself be put off his creative work – at no time and under no political circumstances.
Our presentation is showing a cross-section of his entire artistic creation in the field of pictorial art. Works from the 1920s to the 1960, meanwhile rare, were chosen from the artist’s unpublished works, and are, in some cases, presented for the first time.
Works by Behrens-Hangeler are to be found in numerous collections as well as in Leipzig’s Museum der bildenden Künste, Dresden’s Galerie Neuer Meister, and the Kupferstichkabinett of Berlin’s Staatliche Museen.
Vernissage: Tuesday, 13th September, 06:00 – 09:00 p.m., Mrs. Kathleen Krenzlin, art historian and director of the Galerie Parterre, will introduce the exhibition.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 14th September – Thursday, 22nd December 2016
Special opening hours during Berlin Art Week: Friday, 16th September and Saturday, 17th September 2016, noon to 08:00 p.m.Zur Salongalerie Die Möwe
Image caption: Herbert Behrens-Hangeler, untitled, about 1950, collage, 24,5 x 33,4 cm
Exhibition Herbert Behrens-Hangeler – Salongalerie Die Möwe – ART at Berlin