until 29.04. | #2016ARTatBerlin | Galerie Eigenheim shows from 25th April 2018 a group exhibition with printmaking and painting by Ulrike Theusner, photography by Nina Röder, installation and object by Konstantin Bayer, and painting and drawing by Enrico Freitag.
Also this year, EIGENHEIM BERLIN is showing a special presentation in the temporary space at Linienstrasse 130 for the Gallery Weekend Berlin. It shows printmaking and painting by Ulrike Theusner, photography by Nina Röder, installation and object by Konstantin Bayer and painting and drawing by Enrico Freitag. We cordially invite you, to the opening on Wednesday, the 25.04.2018 starting from 7 p.m. on, the performance If I Had talent of Elisa Jule brown on Saturday, the 28.04.2018 starting from 7 p.m. or to the daily opening times between 12 and 7 p.m. as well as after agreement.
In this exhibition we will be presenting works by our house artists Enrico Freitag and Konstantin Bayer, as well as works by the two artists Nina Röder and Ulrike Theusner. Two interesting artists with whom Eigenheim Weimar / Berlin have already realized many exhibition projects. After studying at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the four artists have gone their own ways, but have never lost sight of each other and find a new intersection in this exhibition. Somehow typical Weimar, typical EIGENHEIM!
Invitation Special Presentation (front)
With pronounced references to literature and the theater as well as a very intense perception of your environment, Ulrike Theusner succeeds in presenting a delicate and sensual image of our zeitgeist in your printmaking, drawing and painting. Their idiosyncratic formal language, the meandering style, the virtuoso juxtaposition of the finest drypoint and the powerfully set coloration, reveal a technically-savvy and impulsive process of developing each work. For example, the series of etchings The Gasping Society shown in this exhibition, which primarily reflects the impressions and feelings of your regular stay in Berlin. People from their close environment or places like the Moritzplatz are similar to a psychogram, hauntingly presented in a gloomy atmosphere and are thus an image of a symptomatic diseased society.
The photographs by Nina Röder also show a very own, mystically transfigured view of the people around them. There are series in which she places people in close connection with their environment, similar to a visualization of mental and emotional states embedded in natural environments or private space. At the same time, the picture objects seem to merge with their environment and in this way, in sensual compositions, become a new unity. This is also shown by the two series Always beyond shown in this exhibition. If you have to go you also want to stay.
Even with Enrico Freitag man seems to merge with nature. Garbage piles, micro-plastics and environmental disasters are a further development of his occupation with the topics of work, production and mass. Freitag explores the transitions between figuration and abstraction and in this way succeeds in constantly developing new imagery, but in terms of content, is able to level up a very stringent and comprehensible path. The works shown here testify to this. At first glance formally very different, Freitag is engaged in a series with the Minamatavorfall, an environmental catastrophe of the 1950 years in Japan, in another with man-made landscapes through mountains of rubbish and currently with plastic waste in the oceans. However, a closer examination of his work clearly reveals his own image and form language. This intense work on his own work, the innovative reinvention of the motifs and the relevance of his themes make Enrico Freitag one of the most interesting painters of his generation.
In terms of content, the installations and objects by Konstantin Bayer can be used almost seamlessly. Environmental awareness, consumer society, luxury culture as well as new technical developments such as intelligent materials or the excesses of online commerce are cornerstones of his artistic research. Be it a shell from which a television sales station sounds live or a parrot which changes from heat to black color to colorful coloring.
NINA RÖDER *1983 in Neuendettelsau / since 2017 Professor for Photography, BTK Hamburg / since 2013 Ph.D. PhD student at the Bauhaus University Weimar / 2012 – 2017 Artistic collaborator for photography, BUW / 2006 – 2009 Media Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts, BUW / 2003 – 2006 Theater and Media / Bachelor of Arts, University of Bayreuth / lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.
ULRIKE THEUSNER *1982 in Frankfurt / Oder / 2002 – 2008 Studies of Fine Arts at the Bauhaus University Weimar / 2005 -2008 Studies at the Ecole des Beaux Art “Villa Arson” Nice, France / lives and works in Weimar
ENRICO FRIDAY *1981 in Arnstadt / 2002 – 2007 Studies of Fine Arts, Bauhaus University Weimar / since 2007 Board of Directors Galerie Eigenheim e.V. / since 2007 freelance artist / lives and works in Weimar
KONSTANTIN BAYER *1983 in Gotha / 2001 – 2004 Vocational Training as Environmental Protection Technical Assistant / 2004 – 2007 Studies in Media Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar, BFA / 2006 – Foundation of the gallery Eigenheim in Weimar / 2007 – 2011 Studies at the Bauhaus University Weimar and at Tongji University Shanghai with Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art (communication) degrees / since 2011 self-employed as artist, curator and artistic director of Galerie Eigenheim.
Vernissage: Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 07:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 25th April to Sunday, 29th April 2018
WHERE? Linienstraße 130 (in the front house!), 10115 Berlin-MitteZur Galerie Eigenheim
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