post-title POSITION RED | Group Exhibition | Galerie Z22 | 06.04.-11.05.2019

POSITION RED | Group Exhibition | Galerie Z22 | 06.04.-11.05.2019

POSITION RED | Group Exhibition | Galerie Z22 | 06.04.-11.05.2019

POSITION RED | Group Exhibition | Galerie Z22 | 06.04.-11.05.2019

until 11.05. | #2420ARTatBerlin | Galerie Z22 presents from 6th April 2019 the exhibition POSITION RED with works by 15 artists.

The basic colour red is a signal colour with numerous connotations, also across the history of art. Gallery Z22 invites the following artists to take a position on the color red POSITION RED:


Red is a signal colour and stands for dynamics, danger, warmth, temperament. Red is one of the basic colours and also one of the first colours used in painting. Already in the Neolithic Age the red colour was extracted from clay, which gets its red colour from the mineral haematite. The prehistoric wall paintings in Spain, Altamira around 15,000 BC are early evidence of painting with red ochre. Vermilion was very popular with the Egyptians. This highly poisonous mercury sulphite was then also used by the Romans and from the 12th century by the Chinese. It was coveted, poisonous and very expensive. The vermilion in China was also called “Chinese Red” and the color is considered a symbol of life and happiness. In the Renaissance and in the Baroque, the colour red began a triumphal march, just think of “Titian red”. The gallery Z22 curates the group exhibition POSITION RED on this colour subject, including the artists Katerina Belkina, Vlada Hauser, Andrey Kezzyn, Immanuel Rohringer, Gulianna del Zanna and others.

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The visitor of the gallery Z22 is rushing towards the red-powerful powerful bulls. The idea for this triptych comes from the memory of the Italian artist Guilianna del Zanna at a French cattle market. A sea of meat, slaughter cattle crammed in and for sale. Zanna frees the farm animals and gives them strength and dominance back. However, the red bulls also indicate blood, danger and bullfighting.

In Red Moscow by Katerina Belkina the colour RED is the dominant element. The artist reverses the former meaning in Red Moscow and shows the new capitalist Moscow after the end of the communist regime. A young woman in the red interior of a luxury car sits distanced in a tight red dress and looks at the observer unrelatedly. Behind her the chimneys of the big city smoke, the sky is coloured red. Red does not awaken warmth here, but radiates a cool elegance that seems threatening. The paleness and tenderness of the woman stand in a striking contrast to the aggressive red surroundings. Belkina is great at offering us beauty and loneliness, luxury and forlornness, emptiness and space in perfection.

Andrey Kezzyns Salome from 2016 sprays with eroticism, but also danger. The exhausted, consecrated Johannes, whom Kezzyn makes look like a prisoner of a Russian prison, hardly looks around to the flirtatiously dancing voluptuous Salome. Immanuel Rohringer’s 70 x 70 cm painting Red Freshness shows a large red dot: the dot is the beginning of a new sentence. As a symbol, constant in its form. Further artistic positions on POSITION RED illustrate further aspects of the colour RED.

Ursprungstext Deutsch: Galerie Z22

Vernissage: Saturday, 6th April 2019, 7:00 pm

Ausstellungsdaten: Saturday, 6th April – Saturday, 11th May 2019

Musique en Galerie: Friday, 12th April 2019, 7:00 p.m. Daniel Pacitti (Bandoneon) + Anna Hofmann (Soporano)

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Image caption: Courtesy of Galerie Z22 – POSITION RED

Exhibition POSITION RED – Galerie Z22 | Contemporary Art – Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin


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