until 30.10. | #3127ARTatBerlin | Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin presents from 19th August 2021 the exhibition “Metrics” by the artist Karl-Heinz Adler.
With “Metrics”, Galerie EIGEN + ART is presenting the first major solo exhibition by the artist Karl-Heinz Adler since he passed away in 2018. On view are selected works from the years 1957 to 2010, which offer an intensive insight into the oeuvre of one of the most significant representatives of constructive-concrete art.
As a loner artist whose practice ably combined the Bauhaus legacy with the aesthetic world language of Concrete Art under the difficult cultural-policy conditions of communist East Germany, Adler takes an exceptional position in recent art history, even if his oeuvre triggers associations with the contemporaries Sol LeWitt and Max Bill. Adler’s art is animated by uncompromising will to create form and the self-assertion of the avant-garde. Playfulness and rigor, practice and theory, heaviness and lightness are brought into a fascinating balance. As a “producing system”, it is deeply inscribed with renewal and variability in the artistic source code. That is what feeds its timeliness and uncanny presence.
Excerpt from the text by Kito Nedo
Karl-Heinz Adler, „Spiegelung“, Gestaltung mit zwei unterschiedlichen Elementen, 1971-74,
Letterpress / Collage, Cardboard, 53 x 53 cm, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Following the opening day of Karl-Heinz Adler’s solo exhibition “Metrics”, the exhibition course “Mies in Mind” will take place from 20 to 22 August – as a tribute to Mies van der Rohe and the opening of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
To mark the occasion, EIGEN + ART Berlin will be showing Carsten Nicolai, Martin Eder and Neo Rauch, artists who have had important exhibitions in the Neue Nationalgalerie. Raul Walch and Malte Bartsch have also been shown at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Kai Schiemenz, Carsten Sievers and Stef Heidhues play with the formal and design elements of modernism and bring different time levels into dialogue with each other.
Vernissage: Thursday, 19th August 2021, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Thursday, 19th August – Saturday, 30th October 2021
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