Personal Plans. The medium of drawing assumes on the one hand a special role as the site of the prima idea. This group exhibition presents twelve current positions in the genre of drawing. At the invitaion of Hinrich Sachs: Leonore Mau, photographer. The artist-intendant Hinrich Sachs has compiled a very special portrait of the photographer; this exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of her works in the art context.
Rita Ackermann (born 1968, Budapest/New York), Anna Ammadio (born 1963, Basel), Edgar Arceneaux (born 1972, Los Angeles), Thomas Baumann (born 1967, Vienna), Annelise Coste (born 1973, France/Zurich), and Andro Wekua (born 1977, Georgia/Zurich), Russell Crotty (born 1956, Los Angeles), Karim Noureldin (born 1967, Basel), Daniel Roth (born 1969, Karlsruhe), Yehudit Sasportas (born 1969, Tel Aviv/New York), Silke Schatz (born 1967, Cologne), Frances Stark (born 1967, Los Angeles).
The medium of drawing assumes on the one hand a special role as the site of the "prima idea". This group exhibition presents twelve current positions in the genre of drawing.
The exhibits range from small sheets, to installation-like presentation forms, to works applied directly to the wall. The lines lead from private life plans revealed in diary-like notes, to drafts of worlds which, though supposedly rational, are also subjective montages in space. The exhibition embraces the apparently absent-minded scribble, the well-thought through line, and moments akin to a performance or adapted to a specific room. Drawings are plans, and plans project, open up, invent spaces. Is there any limit to what a plan can be? The exhibition includes plans of architectonic, temporal, psychological, literary and sociology.
At the invitation of Hinrich Sachs: Leonore Mau, photographer
The 85-year-old photographer Leonore Mau has been invited to the Kunsthalle by the artist Hinrich Sachs. Since the 1970s, Leonore Mau's photographs, taken on different trips around the world, have been widely acknowledged and published in works of literature, journalism and ethnography. The artist-intendant Hinrich Sachs has compiled a very special portrait of the photographer; this exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of her works in the art context. The focus is on art as lebensraum and lebensraum as art. These are recreated and revealed in all their complexity by way of the worlds captured in the photographs, their mise-en-scÃ¨ne and, paradigmatically, the public space that is the Kunsthalle.
Image: Yehudit Sasportas, The carpenter and the seamstress, 2001
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