black / white + friends
Opening: 20.1. 2017 7 – 9 pm
Katharina Albers / Bram Braam / Alex Feuerstein / Hirofumi Fujiwara / Wolfgang Ganter / Richard Garet / Valentin Hennig / Jiwon Jung / Gerhard Langenfeld / Sandra Meisel / Ann-Kathrin Müller / Simon Pfeffel / Marie Rief / Tim Roda / Felix Rombach / Nina Röder / Martin G. Schmid / Markus F. Strieder / Nora Ströbel / Marisabela Tellería / Miriam Temme / Dierk Zaiser
11 artists of the gallery programme invited
11 guest artists to join our exhibition concept
22 artistic positions including photography, installation, lithography, painting, sculpture, video,
drawing and performance – exclusively in a black, white and grey colour scheme.
Being reduced to a colour scheme of solely black, white and the in-between shades of grey means more awareness on aspects such as material, carrier, motive, surface and light – which sometimes appear only at a second glance and after the first impression of a colourful scheme. To deal with this task of absolute colour-reduction hence means for an artist to consciously reflect on the maybe most complex ‘colour’ white and its opponent black – both loaded with very different and highly contradictious aesthetics and meanings.
Every of the 22 positions shown reveal their own artistic interpretation and application: Some of the artists were already very used to it, for some of the joining artists it was the first time. Some of the artists focus solely on the shades of grey, some of them focus in a very intransigently way strictly on the pure contrast of black and white.