SONJA ALHÄUSER, AXEL ANKLAM, ANGELIKA ARENDT, SABINE BEYERLE, MICHAEL KALMBACH, BENEDIKT RICHERT U. A.
“RÜCKZUG UND AUFBRUCH – NEUE ARBEITEN AUS DER QUARANTÄNE”
JUNI/JUNE 2020

“RÜCKZUG UND AUFBRUCH – NEUE ARBEITEN AUS DER QUARANTÄNE”

Sonja Alhäuser, Axel Anklam, Angelika Arendt, Sabine Beyerle, Michael Kalmbach, Benedikt Richert, Niels Sievers, Nadja Schöllhammer, Roland Stratmann, Matthias Stuchtey, Roger Wardin, Filip Zorzor

On Air – kulturradio rbb – Rückzug und Aufbruch – Neue Arbeiten aus der Quarantäne. Ein Beitrag von Michaela Gericke

 
6. Juni – 4. Juli 2020/June 6 – July 4, 2020
Vorbesichtigung anstelle einer Vernissage: Freitag, 5. Juni 2020, 17–21 Uhr
Private Preview instead of an openig: Friday, June 5, 2020, 5-9 pm
 
Öffnungszeiten: Mittwoch – Freitag, 14-18 Uhr; Samstag 12-16 Uhr u. n. V.

 

Michael Kalmbach, Familie, 2020, Gouache, Aquarell auf Papier, 80 x 150 cm

Sonja Alhäuser, Gartenquarantäne I, 2020, Aquarell, Buntstift, Bleistift auf Zeichenkarton/watercolour, colour pencil, pencil on drawing board, 17,7 x 9,5 cm
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As in all galleries and cultural institutions, new planning and thinking is needed, and this is also true for us. In a group exhibition put together spontaneously we show current works created during the lockdown. In our communication with the artists during this time, it became apparent that their feelings were predominantly positive about the possibility of an intensive retreat into the studio. The immediate impacts on their artistic work turned out to be very different: Changes in the range of themes, experiments with new techniques or the continuous development of the previous.

The artists themselves describe the unusual working situation as follows:
“I don’t feel under the usual pressure to get all my tasks finished on the dot, because everything is being pushed back and this unexpectedly frees up time.” (Axel Anklam)
“I sat outside in the garden at my work table a lot, and perceived this time as pleasant and decelerating, on the other hand the motivation for my work is meeting people and communication itself …” (Sonja Alhäuser)
“For me, working in seclusion is quite usual … It could be an almost paradisiacal state, if it weren’t for the unspeakable suffering, distress and powerlessness that so many people are experiencing in this crisis. “ (Roland Stratmann)
“The studio and the world outside – Corona curbed … Suddenly being alone was for everyone, as if in return it lost energy in the studio. The otherwise normal state of being alone in the studio suddenly felt weird. Sensitive Balance.” (Filip Zorzor)
“Working in the studio? Above all, it takes strength to push aside this feeling of powerlessness and paralysis. … When that is done, there is suddenly a feeling of incredible freedom. It is not always wonderful, but I usually enjoy it.” (Matthias Stuchtey)
“During the lockdown I was very grateful to have my studio as a retreat, to be able to immerse myself in my work there …” (Sabine Beyerle)
For the unabridged and further statements see german website.

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