Gallery Weekend Berlin : KATHARINA GROSSE, MICHAEL SAILSTORFER & DAVID ZINK YI

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Katharina Grosse, Michael Sailstorfer and David Zink Yi will be on view with solo exhibitions in Berlin during the Gallery Weekend at Johann König Berlin:KATHARINA GROSSE AT JOHANN KÖNIG

As of the beginning of 2012 we represent acclaimed German artist Katharina Grosse who gained international recognition with her large scale spray-paintings and installations. New paintings and a site-specific installation will be shown at her first exhibition at the gallery on the occasion of this year’s Gallery Weekend.

Katharina Grosse
They Had Taken Things Along To Eat Together
Johann König, Berlin
April 28 – May 26, 2012
Opening reception: April 27, 2012, 6 – 9 pm
www.johannkoenig.de/katharina_grosse

 

MICHAEL SAILSTORFER AT BERLINISCHE GALERIE

As the winner of this year’s Vattenfall Contemporary Art Prize Michael Sailstorfer will present the solo exhibition Forst at the Berlinische Galerie with extended opening hours on Friday 27th.

The central motif of his first major solo exhibition in Berlin is the forest. Five trees in the installation Forst, hanging upside down and revolving around their own axes, take up the whole of the 10-metre high exhibition space. While Sailstorfer brings nature into the exhibition space here, with his second work Schwarzwald (Black Forest) he takes art into nature: he produced a square field in an area of forest using black paint, which is reminiscent of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square dating from 1914/15. Its slow disintegration, triggered by natural processes, is watched over by a video camera and transmitted via live stream to a screen in the exhibition space.

Michael Sailstorfer
Forst (Vattenfall Contemporary 2012)
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
April 26 – October 8, 2012
www.berlinischegalerie.de

Opening:
April 25, 2012, 7 – 11 pm
Extended opening hours including screenings of selected video works by Michael Sailstorfer (admission free):
April 27, 2012, 6 – 9 pm

DAVID ZINK YI AT NEUER BERLINER KUNSTVEREIN

After numerous international solo and group presentations, David Zink Yi’s exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is the first of its kind in a German institution and still on view until April 29.

Apart from the centerpiece of the exhibition, the video installation Horror Vacui (2009), new photographs from the series Twilight Images are on view in Berlin for the first time. The gelatin silver prints on baryta paper show a public park in Havana at night and document a twilight heightened by the presentation in the exhibition space. The photographs are set into recesses of identical size, which are integrated into the exhibition architecture and presented in such a fashion that natural as well as artificial light shines through them, revealing, depending on its intensity, a wide variety of structures and shadings within the picture.

The exhibition also served for the launch of David Zink Yi’s artist book Horror Vacui as the result of the 2011 advancement award “Catalogs for Young Artists” Zink Yi gained by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

David Zink Yi
n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
until April 29, 2012
www.nbk.org

 
CURRENTLY AT THE GALLERY

Annette Kelm
until April 21, 2012

ART FAIRS

ART COLOGNE
Booth C-019
Henning Bohl, Tue Greenfort, Katharina Grosse, Jeppe Hein, Nathan Hylden, Annette Kelm, Alicja Kwade, Lisa Lapinski, Michael Sailstorfer, Tatiana Trouvé, Johannes Wohnseifer, Jordan Wolfson
until April 22, 2012

FRIEZE NEW YORK
Booth A14
Katharina Grosse, Jeppe Hein, Nathan Hylden, Annette Kelm, Alicja Kwade, Michael Sailstorfer, Tatiana Trouvé, Jordan Wolfson
May 4 – 7, 2012

ARTEBA
Jeppe Hein, Katharina Grosse
Buenos Aires, May 18 – 22, 2012

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