PAINTING AS PRESENCE: THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG
HAPPENINGText: Yoshito Maeoka
The exhibition “Painting As Presence: This Is Not A Love Song” is aimed at visitors who are curious and interested – parallel to the Berlin Biennial – in getting to know positions of painting with very different references and origins, the majority of which nonetheless emerged in Berlin.
The exhibition refers to the essence of the phenomenon of painting, whereby it also involves certain elements critical of the media. The works of progressive 2D artists, including artists in residence are exhibited here. Drawing media and the essence of the phenomenon of painting are the main emphasis of the selected art works.
Dominik Lejman projected a video on an acrylic drawing.
Showing the wooden grain, Robert Lucander has drawn striking expressions with flat colors and seemingly stereoscopic lines.
The painting with the concept of material is by Sven Druehl.
A piece by Metier and an overwhelming amount of work by Pablo Alonso are also on exhibit.
Painting As Presence: This Is Not A Love Song
Date: May 24th – April 23rd, 2006
Place: Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
Address: 2 Mairennenplatz, 10997 Berlin
Text: Yoshito Maeoka
Translation: Nem Kienzle
Photos: Yoshito Maeoka