On show the work of 7 artists from Munich, Stuttgart and Berlin: Monika Baer, Stephan Dillemuth, Cordula Gudemann, Jurrgen Kisch, Gunther Reski, Dierk Schmidt and Marcus Weber. Some of them have not only studied together and hence know each other well, but have also cooperated on different fields and levels.
After having displayed his own work in 2010 guest curator Martin Schmidl now
presents the work of seven colleagues from Munich, Stuttgart and Berlin.
Monika Baer, Stephan Dillemuth, Cordula Güdemann, Jürgen Kisch, Gunther Reski, Dierk Schmidt and Marcus Weber have an artistic practice of many years. Some of them have not only studied together and hence know each other well, but have also cooperated on different fields and levels. The current exhibition, is also a comment to the Galerie Traversée programme and a subjective enquiry by the curator with exemplary artistic attitudes.
The unique tasks of those involved in forming a contemporary concept of realism and the range of public and private themes which they conduct here is crutial for this kind of comparison. Although there are some similarities, motivation and goals of the seven artists differ to a wide extent.
These differences are also to be found in the various ways of approach, such as constant-painting, a paint-curate-paint, re-painting, paint-write-paint and occasional painting up to the quotation of painting as an artistic mean.
On 12 July Helmut Draxler, art theorist and curator, will be at the exhibition for a statement and a discussion. The reason for the invitation was inter alia his text Painting as Apparatus / Twelve theses, published last year in Texte zur Kunst (No.77 / March 2010).
Opening: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7 to 9 pm
Theresienstrasse 56b, Munich
Openi9ng hours: tue-fri 11am-7pm, sat 11am-4 pm