Bright horizons here gleam against the dark background. These are lines that extend deliberately into the void, gradually and constantly consolidating the structure. Alongside this in the picture: a slightly furtive, uncertain glance, far away, half concealed by a coloured veil. And then a red/white shimmer, giving the idea of summer in the distance.
The gaze that wanders across the collection portfolio is coloured entirely by personal experience of the present time. It finds paths of productive contemplation, models of open progression and a common tone that spreads in unison, despite polyphonic approaches, in the broad expanse between what was “before” and a different “after”.
Hängung #23 at KUNSTWERK presents works from the Klein collection that have never been presented before or that have not been presented for a long time. The selection of pieces is dominated by the pandemic, which has created a year of existential breaks in and brought fundamental changes to everyday life. On the other hand, a departure from familiar ways also offers the opportunity to reconsider what came before and to outline a new life plan through different eyes. Regardless of all the evaluative portents, for many people the prolonged phase of restricted public life has been connected with the experience of being forced to rely upon themselves.
With its subjective and associative selection, the exhibition forms an arc between life and art. In the language of pictures, the pieces create a space for the aspects of personal experience and perception of our time to resonate around us. In their different sequences, they invite visitors to join in the dialogue that opens up new perspectives.
Drawing as a path / Michelin Kober, Thomas Müller, Katrin Ströbel and Beate Terfloth / Bettina Krieg
The portrait as a motif of self-reflection / Ann-Karin Furunes and Michelangelo Pistoletto / Arnulf Rainer
Living spaces: “landscape” and “house” / Andy Denzler and Stefan Mauck
Contrary temperaments / Peter Linde Busk and Kiyomi Kaneko
“That reality from which we live so remotely” (quote from Reinard Döhl) / Erdmut Bramke
Women in India: enforced isolation / Spandita Malik
Hermetic house / Horst Antes
In Hängung #23, which is initially being displayed virtually, KUNSTWERK presents works from the Klein collection that have never been presented before or that have not been presented for a long time. The selection of pieces is characterised by the present, pandemic-dominated time, an uncertain limbo balanced between the “before” and what will surely be a different “after”. On display are drawings, photographic works and paintings by artists including Michelin Kober and Thomas Müller as well as Erdmut Bramke, Daniele Buetti, Gunter Damisch, Andy Denzler, Spandita Malik and Michelangelo Pistoletto.
BREAK FOR REBUILDING
Despite the fact that museums in Baden-Württemberg have opened, KUNSTWERK still remains closed. Although we were able to extend the foundation prize for photographic art exhibition until 21st February, we were not permitted to open to the public. We are now setting up the new exhibition, Hängung #23: Zwischenzeit (Meantime).
No guided tours due to Corona regulations.
Alison and Peter W. Klein have exhibited their art collection in the museum designed by Folker Rockel since October 2007.