|Roumen Koynov - Terras Aguas - Impressions from Amazonia– 20 Mar 09 to 6 May 09 |
People from Manaus, water worlds and working worlds, rotten dwellings and apparently absurd objects: the works of the Bulgarian photographer Roumen Koynov, who emigrated to Manaus (Brazil) in the year 2000, tell about the watery landscape between the vibrating, chaotic metropolis and the rainforests of the Amazon Basin – in a conjuring silence.
What happens when realities of life and relationships in which we have somehow nested are no longer existent? In his latest works Thomas Kolding is facing up to this particular question. People between dawn and decline, unprotected in a space that cannot be defined: both powerful and expressive as well as tenderly suffused with light.more
Focusing on expressive coastal landscapes, Wolfgang Tiemann’s "Weather" shows his latest works. The second focus of the exhibition is laid on the fact that the artist reveals forces of nature which he never completely cuts off from man. In Tiemann’s oeuvre man seems to be expressive in his sovereign self-perception and embedded in myths that he’s fragmentarily containing within himself – tracks and traces between reality and history.more
Mask Dance - In the works of So-Jin Kim, who was born in Sam-cheok/ South Korea, this dance epitomizes pulsating music-visual worlds, gives rhythm to the seemingly endless repetition of music making, drumming, choreographed figures. It is a varied selection of an ornamentally alienated, colorful reality that sparks interest. In the series of works "Pantau" even a rainy daily routine is turned into a charming diversity of the moment by its transcendental brilliance.more
|for you and me – 6 Sep 08 to 2 Oct 08 |
"for you and me" is a synopsis of the Galerie Holbein4’s artists and mirrors their programmatic range in art print, aquarelle and drawing. "for you and me" does not focus on the artist’s subject only but rather on its individual embedding. Therefore the artists’ approach to the topic is both varied and complex: metaphorically or analytically concrete, extraverted or as a timeless inner world.
The painted world of Meike Zopf - a Hannover artist by choice -
separates us from our daily reality into a multilayered world of
dreams, while the sculptures of Hilmar Jess (often constructed from
bizarre objets trouvés) refer to states of the human condition such as
birth, life, vulnerability and death.
Galleries: Meike Zopf-Hilmar Jess
"Nothing comes closer to the truth than the fragile bearability of beauty placing itself in front of the grounds of the unbearable" - Peter Sloterdijk
Dancing, loving, murderous, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet figures move through the painted world of Zoppe Voskuhl. A game of stories, signs and autonomous symbols, uproar and order, colours and surfaces, is played out. Detailed large-format narrative wall hangings stand next to works whose representation is reduced to symbolic clarity. more
Silence - in our era of constant stimulation, it has value in its scarcity, yet simultaneously seems to describe an unfulfilled yearning. Answer and solution? For some years Germany has seen places of silence sprouting in its big cities like mushrooms from the ground - sometimes with a religious background, sometimes as part of a day spa providing ?wellness?. Can something as devoid of meaning as the experience of silence in turn silence the internal emptiness of existence?more
|Wolfgang Tiemann: Challenge. 7 Sep 07 to 28 Sep 07 |
The project PaperRoads between 2000 and 2007 resulted in multiple prints, graphic series and original works which were exhibited on the stations of the ancient silk road (Samarkand, Shanghai, Damascus, Seville).The project will be completed with the final exhibition PaperRoads in the Museum of Islamic Art Berlin, from 25 Oct 07 to 31 Jan 08. With "Challenge", Gallerie Holbein4 looks at PaperRoads from the point of view of cultural transfer and dialogue. All works on display will also be displayed in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.
Gallery: Wolfgang Tiemann
|Reinhard Stangl: Saudades. 2 Jun 07 to 12 Jul 07 |
"Saudades" is an exhibition of paintings by Reinhard Stangl, who has just returned from the Brazil of the Amazons. The painter dives with his work into a wild, richly coloured environment, dragging the observer into neon-lit city landscapes, bars and boudoirs. Carefully staged nudes present themselves to the (for them) unbelievable observer.
Saudades documents a European?s impression of Brazil; Saudades confronts us with Stangls?s work of intrinsic unfulfilled longing, whose fulfilment seems possible, but in an unreachably distant place.
Gallery: Reinhard Stangl