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Berlin: Baran, Poniatowski, Ziomkowska
July 4, 2014 - August 29, 2014
“Schere, Stein, Papier”
COLLECTIVA gallery, Berlin
Tomasz Baran (PL), Chris Bierl (DE), Nadine Fecht (DE), Edith Kollath (DE), Nina Maria Küchler (DE), Cezary Poniatowski (PL), Dragan Prgomelja (DE), Jana Schumacher (DE), Frank Wunderlich (DE), Erwina Ziomkowska (PL)
“Schere, Stein, Papier” (Paper, Scissors, Rock) concentrates on how contemporary artists deal with abstraction and the medium paper. The exhibition oscillates between both subjects and the diverse artistic approaches towards them. Two different approaches can be recognized among the artists. The first one has been developed by those artists who have consciously decided to deal with the abstraction; they followed this direction and found their own way of expression. For the others, abstraction is only one mandy artistic mediums which they use express their ideas.
Paper is the element, which connects all the exhibiting artists and builds a common field of dialogue. For once, paper as a medium is one of the most popular. Furthermore it requires discipline, creativity and innovation to work with. The artists work with these attitudes and within them they overcome the medium’s limits and present new ways of the artistic development.
The exhibition “Schere, Stein, Papier” displays works of different artists presented together, despite different approaches towards abstraction and paper. The curatorial concept is based on confrontation, similarities or oppositions and surprises. With the help of those tools, the exhibition makes different interpretations possible. Its aesthetic display stimulates recipients to find their own ways of narration. At the same time it presents various ways of understanding contemporary art. The artists will be present during the opening reception.
curated by Paulina Olszewska
Left: Cezary Poniatowski “Untitled”, 29,7 x 21 cm, 2013 | Right: Edith Kollath “draf of air”, mixed media installation, 2013