until 11.06. | #3462ARTatBerlin | Galerie Friese shows from 30. April 2022 (Opening: 29.04.) the exhibition 7 Häuser by the artist Horst Antes.
In his exhibition 7 Häuser (7 Houses), Antes shows seven monumental paintings, some of which consist of several parts, depicting the dark, reduced houses typical of Antes. The works, including newly created works, are being shown for the first time in the synopsis curated by the artist himself.
Horst Antes, who took the shock of the Falklands War – that is, that the West felt able to wage war after and despite the experience of World War II – as an occasion to banish the figure from his work, has since devoted himself to images of figures, images of houses. The houses are dense, self-contained areas of colour most vividly set in relation to one another. They elude hasty readability. They are monstrous signs of life itself that have become images.
Horst Antes (*1936) studied under HAP Grieshaber at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, where he also held a professorship from 1984 to 2000. Antes exhibited a large group of works at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966. He participated in documenta III (1964), documenta IV (1968), and documenta VI (1977). Currently on view are his solo exhibitions Die Genese des Kopffüßlers at the Franz Marc Museum and Horst Antes. Etchings at the Kunsthalle Bremen. Three paintings depicting houses are part of the current group show Into the Expanse – Aspects of Jewish Life in Germany at the Kolumba in Cologne, where his works were presented several times within the annual exhibitions. In 2013, the major retrospective Antes. Malerei 1958–2010 was shown at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Antes’s solo shows include exhibitions at Forum Würth Chur (2019), Museum Gunzenhauser in Chemnitz (2017), and Sprengel Museum in Hanover (2002). Horst Antes was awarded the Grand Prix of the São Paulo Biennial as well as the Villa Romana Florence and Villa Massimo Rome fellowships.
Opening: Friday, 29. April 2022, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Introduction by Klaus Gerrit Friese at 7:30 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 30. April to Saturday, 11. June 2022
Special opening for the Gallery Weekend Berlin: Saturday, 30. April and Sunday, 1. May 2022 – 11:00 am to 7:00 pmTo the Gallery
Image caption title: Horst Antes, Großes Haus mit Blauem Dach, 2005, Acrylic with sawdust on plywood, 215 x 420 cm, three-part, Foto: Dirk Altenkirch, Karlsruhe
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