December 05, 2018, 2 pm
Many thanks to the artistic director Christoph Tannert introducing our participants to the concept, program & history of KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN and guiding us through the group exhibition “RENDEZVOUS WITH AN IMPULSE”.
Exhibition Dates: November 16 – December 09, 2018
Location: KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Address: Kottbusser Straße 10, 10999 Berlin
Organized by Christoph Tannert with works by Thomas Bayrle, Bernhard Martin, Igor Mishiev, Jon Rafman, Thomas Ruff, Lui Shtini, Sue Williams.
“Starting out from Thomas Bayrle and his “aesthetic rigour of the grid” and from the “manic seriality” (Marius Babias, Kunstforum International, 1999) which has been groundbreaking for a younger generation of artists, the exhibition opens a view towards current creative processes under the influence of overlapping digital and analogue painting praxis.
The aesthetics of novel combinations of computer design and the hand-produced, Photoshop and classic painting praxis create a form of representation born from the experiences and preferences of the youngest generation of artists, who no longer construct any distinctions from the new media and, by contrast to all artists before them, feel comfortable and assured in front of a computer screen. In turn, this has some very general effects on the contemporary painting discourse and is a source of fascination to artists who are now mid-career. Thus the industrial drive of Pop Art is combined with the 21st century’s forms of aesthetic activity.” (Excerpt from the press release by courtesy of Künstlerhaus Bethanien)
More information on the KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN Website.