Noi Fuhrer & Marcel Frey – Blindfold
Blindfold is the title of a show at the gallery featuring new works by Noi Fuhrer and Marcel Frey. The exhibition will be on view from 11 November until 23 December 2023. The opening reception will be held on Friday, 10 November, 6-9 pm.
Irmel Kamp – Moderne in Europa
“Every building is a personality,” says Irmel Kamp about the buildings she photographs. For more than four decades now, in her photography she has been exploring architectural visions of modernism as well as regional peculiarities that shape the cityscapes of Europe and Israel. In her subtle black and white photographs, Kamp captures architectural characteristics and in the process observes the mutual influences between the building and its surroundings. In her third exhibition at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Moderne in Europa (Modernism in Europe), she presents a group of photographs that she took between 1995 and 2006. In this series, she explores architectural utopias become stone from the 1920s and 1930s in the Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Coolly and precisely, she captures the states of these constructed personalities, not always photographing the most well-known buildings, but choosing those whose qualities strike her as most interesting.
In his new exhibition at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Joachim Bandau combines pieces from two very different bodies of work.
On the one hand, he presents a large four-part watercolor from 2006. At the time, Bandau was experimenting with color, or more precisely, exclusively with yellow, in a series of watercolors that was otherwise only executed in black and white. Bandau places color surface over color surface and in the process generates unusually vibrant, dynamic structures. The precisely, evenly applied layers generate a spatial depth that is otherwise rare in the medium of watercolor.
Mask from 1974 is a black wall object. This work comes from a series of sculptures usually made of polyester that he began in 1967. The surface of this sculpture, which has also been presented in earlier exhibitions as a floor work, is a matte black. The works of this series have recently been the focus of much attention and the subject of a major individual exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel in 2021. Early sculptures are currently featured in the exhibitions “Human Is” at Schinkel Pavillon (until 23 July) and “Plastic World” at Schirn Kunsthalle (until 1 October).
Friedemann Heckel – 2020-2023
In his fourth exhibition at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Friedemann Heckel presents a series of watercolors that have been created since 2020. Based on photographs taken with his mobile phone, he painted large-scale still lifes and idiosyncratic portraits. The material itself comes to the foreground: the watercolor runs across the surface and frays, opening to the abstract and contrasting against the untouched white of the paper. And the figures? A captivating light brightens their faces and bodies, the light of a screen, the sun, a lighter. They seem lost in reverie or to be looking vaguely into the distance. What do they see? What do we see? Speculative melancholy and lurking premonitions.