until 06.11. | #2876ARTatBerlin| Galerie Inga Kondeyne – Raum für Zeichnung presents from 6th October 2020 the anniversary exhibition Schulterblick 40! (> shoulder view 40!) on the occasion of the 40th gallery anniversary with works by artists of the gallery.
Gallery owner Inga Kondeyne looks back on this journey in the service of drawing:
“4 decades of gallery work – a long way with countless exhibitions up to the present drawing gallery in the Carmerstraße in Berlin. Every exhibition was and is a new exciting and at the same time joyful challenge.
In the mid-1980s, during the time of the Rotunde Gallery in the Altes Museum, I came under the spell of the medium of drawing through the art of my generation, which – as a reaction to the attitudes of the so-called East Berlin School of Painting – increasingly experimented with abstract forms on paper.
With works by Joachim Böttcher, Volker Henze, Hanns Schimansky, Harald Toppl, I became part of the magnificent exhibition in Paris in the Grand Halle de la Vilette: L’autre Allemagne hors les murs, only three months after 9 November 1989, as an art historian.
Soon afterwards I opened a new gallery in the Hackesche Höfe. Here began a fruitful and experienced collaboration with the gallery owner Rainer Borgemeister (1953 – 2001). My view and my programme opened up through new visual experiences and thus intertwined insights.
What there was and is not everything to see:
The cosmopolitan drawing worlds of the Swedish artist Curt Asker, the clearly through-composed black and white paper objects of Claudia Busching, the fascinating room installations with everyday materials of Bernhard Garbert, Hanns Schimansky’s drawings and folds with those foreboding spaces of thought in which the imagination is allowed to run free, the picturesque large formats on roll paper of Frank M. Zeidler and the colourful sounds of Eric de Nie and Volker Henze.
From then on I concentrated even more on linear forms in drawing: double lines without beginning and end in Christiane Schlosser’s work, introverted originality in Marlies Appel’s work, opaque biros squares in Frank H. Taffelt, radical encounters with lines in deepest black by Sam Szembek, graphite probes digging into the sheet by Dorothee Rocke, the space-consciously set line by Beate Terfloth, Ronald Norman’s collected thought-signs from Amsterdam, the mastery of compression and opening in pictorial spaces by Eve Aschheim from New York. These are all artistic positions that only let sedimented experiences and doubts appear in the medium of drawing.
At the end of the so-called “noughties”, young draughtsmen joined, mainly graduates of the Weissensee School of Art in Berlin. Today at Carmerstraße 10, where the gallery has been located for almost 10 years, the list of artists includes Hanna Hennenkemper, Kazuki Nakahara, Johannes Regin, Yvonne Andreini and Alexander Klenz.
From 2017, the subtle leaves of Malte Spohr, the serial random drawings of Bettina Munk, an almost endless encyclopaedia of enchanting fantasy organisms by Astrid Köppe and the ever surprising monotype folds by Thomas Gosebruch extend and enrich the programme.
After the end of the cooperation with Uli Seitz (Galerie Seitz & Partner) in Carmerstraße, the interaction with Galerie Wichtendahl has now been running for 5 years. Cornelia Wichtendahl is a very close collaborator in the field of paper works. From the programme of her gallery I have selected works by Katrin Günther, Rosa M.Hessling, Annette Schröter, Eva Walker and Reinhard Wöllmer for the backstage exhibition.
I would like to thank all the artists*, including the unnamed, the curators* and collectors* and all those who have accompanied and supported my drawing paths over the 40 years.
An opening ceremony of the exhibition will not take place due to the current situation. Please follow the lines of 4 decades during the exhibition from 6.10. to 6.11.2020″.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 6 October to Friday, 6 November 2020To the Gallery
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