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GALERIE NAGEL DRAXLER Berlin presents RENÉE GREEN "Placing" | GLOBAL TERROR

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4 June 2016 to 3 Sept 2016

Galerie Nagel Draxler
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Renée Green. "Begin Again, Begin Again" at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, 2015
Image: Joshua White


Artists in this exhibition: Renée Green, Lutz Braun, Peter Fend, Thomas Kilpper, Martha Rosler, Christine Wang, Gang Zhao


RENÉE GREEN
"Placing"

Opening: Friday, June 3, 7–10 pm
Exhibition: June 4 – September 3, 2016

Placing on a page or on a wall, on any surface or in a space.

Placing matter.

Placing bodies.

Placing to shift.

And
Placing a Go stone.
Placing a tombstone.
Placing a marker.
Placing a bookmark.
Placing by making a mark.
Placing words.
Specific placing.
Placing in Space Poems.
Placing Space Poems.
Placing in collections.
Placing to circulate.
Placing in archives.
Placing to give thanks.
Placing to remember.
Placing to find again.
Placing to begin again, begin again.
Placing libations.
Placing to remember the dead.
Placing to acknowledge what is gone.
Placing to acknowledge.
Placing to recognize.
Placing moments.
Placing places.

Other Planes of There. Book event.
Begin Again, Begin Again. Screening.
Placing. Exhibition contents.


GLOBAL TERROR
with works by:
LUTZ BRAUN, PETER FEND, THOMAS KILPPER, MARTHA ROSLER, CHRISTINE WANG, GANG ZHAO
Opening: Friday, June 3, 7–10 pm

War, destruction, exclusion, racism, hatred. These are the subjects of the pictures in this exhibition. Needless to say why we are showing them. They are a mirror of our time.

With charcoal drawings of burning refugee accomodations, Thomas Kilpper gives a disturbing testimony of our German society in a state of upheavel. Is this us? In Death Christine Wang paints the killing of black Charley “Africa” Keunang, who was beaten to death by 6 L.A. policemen. Reality 2015. Lutz Braun’s four part painting World Arson shows a young man setting a city on fire. Do we understand him? Prospect for Today, a photomontage by Martha Rosler, puts crippeled war veterans in a stylish modern living room. Pictures of combat from the second Iraque war form the background, while two veiled women mourn a corps in the front. Do we accept this? Can art work here? If the pictures are good for instance? Are these contents, as Gerhard Richter noted, also/still form?

“Art in its substance always deals with misery, despair and powerlessness (I am thinking of the stories of crucifixion from medieval times to Grünewald, but also of Renaissance images, of Mondrian, Rembrandt or Donatello and Pollock) – and we often ignore this content by isolating the importance of the formal, aesthetical side. Then we do not see the content within form anymore but form as the additional that holds the content and that is worth looking at. But content has no form, it is form.”

Gerhard Richter, diary entry, 27.01.1983


Galerie Nagel Draxler
Weydingerstr. 2/4
10178 Berlin 


Galerie Nagel Draxler






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