until 07.07. | #2065ARTatBerlin | ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE shows from 7th July 2018 the group exhibition WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?.
In 1782 the writer and publicist Johann Georg Jacobi wrote a poem: Sagt wo sind die Veilchen hin. In 1955 the American Songwriter Peter Seeger wrote a song with the title ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone’, one of the most significant anti-war songs of its time. Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Nana Mouskouri, Chris the Burgh and others used to sing it; the music project ‘1000 Days 1000 Songs’ published this song on its website in February 2017 as protest against the politicsof US President Donald Trump.
In the end of the 1950s the german songwriter Max Colpet translated Seeger’s Song into German and in doing so he followed even the rhythm of the poem of Johann Georg Jacobi. The German version ‘Sag mir wo die Blumen sind’ was first sung by Marlene Dietrich in 1962, she interpreted the song also in English as well as in French. The song became a worldwide hit.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The actress Eva Mattes is dreaming poems, she is dreaming like Johann Georg Jacobi about blue violets and transforms her texts in the shape of an image for the very first time. Susanna Kraus shoots bouquets of cut flowers with her Imago-full body-camera, Bettina Scholz assembles real flowers behind glass, Fritz Bornstück surreal ones on canvas. Laura Bruce dyes dreamy blossoms on paper, Wolfgang Georgsdorf distills the scent of a blossom. Also Ralf Schmerberg, filmmaker and photographer, wonders where the flowers are and presents sad cut flowers in vases, Deborah Wargon celebrates bright but exotic plants with strong colorful brushstrokes, Oliver Mark is represented with a studio photograph and Axel Anklam with an abstract floral interpretation. Karsten Konrad ‘constructs’ plants as readymades, Jan Muche shows his floral all-over-compositions, Sid Gastl focuses on one single blossom. Mari Otberg revels in gold leaf, Sofie Bird Møller shows her wonderful overpaintings. Olaf Kühnemann portraits potted plants and Sascha Brylla is drawing subtle arrangements with the help of the sgrafitto-technique. Many images but one soundtrack: WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?
With: Axel Anklam, Sofie Bird Møller, Fritz Bornstück, Laura Bruce, Sascha Brylla, Sid Gastl, Wolfgang Georgsdorf, Karsten Konrad, Susanna Kraus, Olaf Kühnemann, Eva Mattes, Oliver Mark, Jan Muche, Mari Otberg, Ralf Schmerberg, Bettina Scholz, Deborah Wargon.
Vernissage: Friday, 6th July 2018, 7 to 9 pm, the artists are present. Due to limited space a reservation is needed till July 4, 2018. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: +49(0)3045086878.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 7th July to Saturday, 15th September 2018Zu Alexander Ochs Private
Exhibition WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? – ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Ausstellungen Berlin | Galerien Berlin | ART at Berlin