until 29.04. | #1104ARTatBerlin | Stella A. presents from 03. March 2017 the exhibition “Die Anwesenheit der Abwesenheit” by the artist Christian Schiebe.
The Presence of Absence
In the ancient „invention of the art of drawing“ a farewell scene between young lovers is described. At the moment of parting the daughter of the pottery maker Dibutades discovers her lover´s shadow on the wall and traces the outline of this shadow. According to Plinius the art of drawing originated in fixing that which like a shadow was already absent. One source of artistic creation, be it writing or drawing, is in the discrepancy between seeing and not seeing – the presence of absence.
The drawing is in the center of my artistic work. In drawing I explore the possibilities of closing the gaps in the linguistic and concrete presentations. I am pursuing the question of how the seeing and drawing as such can be made visible. Drawing is a fleeting, dithering and latent action often along a hesitating, taut or glimmering line, groping toward the Not Yet.
Presented here are drawings from the work series Poetry of a loosely tied knot and This This.
Vernissage: Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 3rd March to 29th April 2017Zu Stella A.
Image caption: Christian Schiebe – Zeichnung aus der Serie: dieses dieses, Filzstift auf Papier, 95 x 135 mm, 2016
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Christian Schiebe – Stella A. | ART at Berlin