KLEINE HUMBOLDT GALERIE - PENTIMENTI
CONTEMPORARY ART AT LICHTHOF OF HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY
1st Opening Monday, November 7, 2011, 7 – 10 p.m.
2nd Opening Monday, November 14, 2011, 7 – 10 p.m.
Duration of Exhibition until November 18, 2011
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
The starting point for PENTIMENTI lies in a discovery recently made at the Schlossmuseum in Weimar. Underneath a Portrait of Christ (ca. 1503) by Venetian-born painter Jacopo de' Barbari, X-ray analysis revealed another painting, one of the severed head of St. John the Baptist. To look at both the actual painting and the X-ray photograph creates a peculiar confusion.
Against the white-cube custom of giving everything as much room as possible, PENTIMENTI is out to create a similar disarray. By embracing the inevitable linearity of the installation process, the exhibition encourages the productive conflict that erupts when two works of art get too close for comfort. The participating artists, each in their work already dealing with the comic and intellectual potential of putting one thing on top of another, are invited into the space one at a time to extend processes stacking and layering onto the other works in the show. The show shifts and grows over a period of three weeks.
Group exhibition with Albert Coers, Kasia Fudakowski, Florian Goldmann, Hadley+Maxwell, Wilhelm Klotzek, Oliver Laric, Christian Schellenberger.
Curated by Gregor Quack and Max Seemann.