At Art Antwerp Galerie Thomas Fischer presents works by Irmel Kamp, Joachim Bandau, Friedemann Heckel and Margrét H. Blöndal.
Art Antwerp will open from Thursday 16 until Sunday 19 December at Antwerp Expo.
Margrét H. Blöndal
– e n t r a n c e
off the paper
Deeply crisp piercing colours only ever possible
In finely powdered poisonous pigments.
Messy, forgiving moist oil.
Not blending together, existing together.
Neverdrying oil drenches the paper, everdry
pigments illuminating, radiating,
sounding from it.
The exhibition is on view at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Mulackstraße 14 in Berlin-Mitte. Opening hours: Wed-Sat, 12-6 pm.
Brian O’Doherty – Diverse Enigmas
“It’s a running joke with my dear friend, the nonagenarian artist-slash-everything, Brian O’Doherty: I tease him for being a “dirty conceptualist”. This turn of phrase suggests a specific breed of aesthetic impurity. You see, by some accounts, the first generation of conceptual artists in New York were focused primarily on the idea of art made by thinking alone (hence their moniker). Yet, amongst that particular clique – whom O’Doherty exhibited with and even helped corral, most notably by editing and designing the milestone 1967 issue 5+6 of Aspen magazine on minimal and conceptual art – he stood out in multiple ways. For one, the polymathic O’Doherty’s work held the body and all its five senses dearly, in contrast to the coolly rational artistic currents of the 1960s. This insistence on the primacy of the embodied, holistic, and subjective aesthetic experience marks his works as different from other colleagues of that period, as well as signalling its continued relevance today.”
— Prem Krishnamurthy, Berlin, May 2021
The exhibition is on view at ANDREAS MURKUDIS, Potsdamer Straße 77 in Berlin-Tiergarten. Opening hours: Wed-Sat, 11-6 pm.
Kindly supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds & Neustart Kultur
Marcel Frey – Plateau Parallesk
Galerie Thomas Fischer presents an exhibition by Marcel Frey in collaboration with STUDIO 4 BERLIN.
In the exhibition “Plateau Parallesk”, Marcel Frey deals with the question of what transforms the everyday into art. In his installations, Frey uses trivial objects that he minimally alters, robbing them of their function and aestheticizing them. Shelves are rearranged, coffee tables turned upside down, crystal bowls covered with black paint. A canvas is folded, sprayed with paint and again unfolded, so that it represents merely itself. Marcel Frey’s works refer back to themselves; they are not renderings of the world, but make their own processuality visible.
For the current exhibition, Marcel Frey allows a premodern influence and integrates a choice of ancient East Asian and Persian ceramics in collaboration with Anahita – Arts of Asia.
The exhibition is on view at STUDIO 4 BERLIN, Krumme Straße 35-36 in Berlin–Charlottenburg. Opening hours: Wed-Fri, 12-6 pm & Sat, 11 am-4 pm.