post-title Jan Wawrzyniak | Forms of Aporia | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 14.09.-23.11.2019

Jan Wawrzyniak | Forms of Aporia | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 14.09.-23.11.2019

Jan Wawrzyniak | Forms of Aporia | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 14.09.-23.11.2019

Jan Wawrzyniak | Forms of Aporia | Galerie kajetan Berlin | 14.09.-23.11.2019

until 23.11. | #2540ARTatBerlin | Galerie kajetan Berlin presents from 14th  September 2019 the solo exhibition Forms of Aporia by the artist Jan Wawrzyniak. At the art berlin fair during Berlin Art Week 2019 the Galerie kajetan Berlin shows the artist Claude Viallat in the Special Project (learn more below).

“What is my idea of a picture, what is it rooted in and how can or must a picture be in order to do justice to this idea?
In the course of recent years, the idea of a picture as an open but at the same time  distanced and unstable opposite has grown so that neither the penetration of  the eye from outside makes it submissive, nor does it try to manipulate this exteriority.
Such a picture would be an emancipated, responsible and aporetic picture. And that can only be, in turn, the visual assertion, which poses the question, which is located at eyelevel, which is sensitive, aloof and simple, but not completely transparent and not assimilable.” (Jan Wawrzyniak in conversation with Ulrike Kregel: Thus far and no further. In: Jan Wawrzyniak, Broken and Lost | Drawing, Ed. by Museum Wiesbaden, Kerber 2007)

Jan Wawrzyniak, Sceptical Smile (19005), 2019, approx 65 x 65 cm, Charcoal on primed cotton fabric,
the artist and kajetan Berlin, (Photo: Marcus Schneider)

Jan Wawrzyniak was born in 1971 in Leipzig. In 2011 he received the Will‐Grohmann‐Preis of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Work of the artist is represented in several public collections, including Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kolumba Museum Köln, Stiftung Situation Kunst Bochum, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, ​LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster and Museum Wiesbaden.

Vernissage: Friday, 13 September 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the presence of the artist

Exhibition period: Saturday, 14 September to Saturday, 23 November 2019

ATTENTION! Special Opening hours during Berlin Art Week 2019: Saturday, 14 September and Sunday, 15 September 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

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Image caption cover: Jan Wawrzyniak, Invitation Card with a detail of a drawn picture, 2019, Charcoal on primed cotton fabric, Courtesy the artist and kajetan Berlin, (Photo: Marcus Schneider)

Jan Wawrzyniak – Forms of Aporia – Galerie kajetan Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin


Art Berlin | Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art | Galerie kajetan Berlin im Special Project: Claude Viallat
Stand 2.A.8 | 12.09.-15.09.2019


Claude Viallat: 1987 / 105, 1987, Acrylic on the tick of a paillasse, 190 x 120 cm, Detail of an installation view (recto),
Courtesy the artist and gallery kajetan

Claude Viallat (* 1936) is an internationally recognized and well- known French artist who is regarded as a pioneer of fabric painting and textile art. He has been a leading figure on the contemporary art scene for the last 50 years. In Germany, his extraordinary painterly work has been underrated so far.

After we could show the first solo exhibition of the artist Claude Viallat in Berlin last spring, we are presenting a special project on the occasion of the art berlin 2019 in order to deepen the presence of the artist in Berlin and Germany.
At the booth of kajetan Berlin three space-related works of Claude Viallat are on view.
The presentation includes two both-side painted fabrics which are suspended in the entrance area of the booth. These two large-format, free-hanging paintings (2013) shield the booth on the one hand and at the same time invite you to enter.

In the center we present one of the rare three-dimensional works from the year 1987: A free-hanging painted mattress, which not only addresses the painterly modernity but also aspects of homelessness and migration.

Claude Viallat (born 1936 in Nîmes, where he lives and works) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier from 1955 to 1959, and then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1962-63, in Raymond Legueult’s studio.
Numerous internationally solo and group exhibitions amongst others at Musée National d’Art Moderne ‒ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MOMA, New York; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal; National Museum of Art, Osaka.
He represented France at the Venice Biennale in 1988.


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