The paths in abstract painting today are more diverse than ever. They are are no longer subject to the formation of groups or schools, there is no ideological programme. The choice of frame of reference in which the artistic examination moves is made individually. The three positions of Hängung #19 can therefore also not be captured under one common denominator. Three names, which stand for three artistic concepts of abstract work, form the title of the exhibition.
Even in their early years, Franziska Holstein and Enrico Bach are among the protagonists of Sammlung Klein. The couple, who are the collectors, have supported their work for many years, led by interest in the progress of the respective artistic examination. In work series, Enrico Bach develops complex image constructions based on the fundamental aspects of area and space, colouring and structure. The works by Franziska Holstein are the result of working methods in which the process of repeated editing and revision plays a crucial role and results in systematically developed and combinatorial works. The two artists meet in predominantly geometric image language and in the fundamental nature of their questioning and action – including with regard to their own work process. Whilst they have designed a joint presentation for the exhibition at KUNSTWERK on the ground floor and on levels 1 and 2, the exhibition on level 3 has the nature of a solo show, with works by Ayan Farah. Alison and Peter W. Klein only recently discovered the work of the Somali-Swedish artist, which finds its frame of references in her own biography and combines African traditions with elements of western abstract art.
In Hängung #19, the Sammlung Klein displays new works by Enrico Bach and Franziska Holstein, the presentation of which has arisen from the cooperation of the two artists. On level 3, British-Somali artist Ayan Farah completes the exhibition with contemporary painting using traditional African techniques.
GUIDED TOURS IN DECEMBER
Sunday, 2. December | 11.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 5. December | 3 p.m.
Sunday, 16. December | 11.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Last guided tour #19)
Tour guided by curator Valeria Waibel.
Admission 5 Euro, no registration required.
Alison and Peter W. Klein have exhibited their art collection in the museum designed by Folker Rockel since October 2007.
An 60 pp catalogue (German) is published for the exhibition Hängung #19 – Enrico Bach, Franziska Holstein. Ayan Farah. with text by Alex Bacon, Kito Nedo, Kirsten Voigt and Valeria Waibel.
Available at KUNSTWERK or order via Email kunstwerk@Sammlung-klein.de (plus additional shipping cost).
SWR programme KUNSCHT! visited Sammlung Klein in Nussdorf, as well as the collections exhibition at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.