Berlin

Fred Sandback

Galerie Thomas Schulte

July 25, 2020 to August 29, 2020

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This summer, Galerie Thomas Schulte is pleased to present an installation by the US-American artist Fred Sandback. Sandback’s “broken triangle” has been specially configured for the gallery’s 29-foot high Corner Space, utilizing only a few lines of stretched acrylic yarn to achieve one of Sandback’s unmistakable spatial interventions.

Fred Sandback’s expansive oeuvre of linear sculptures, dating back to the late 1960s, employs minimal means to achieve complex spatial effects, synthesizing artwork, space, and viewer. His approach to sculpture was fundamentally rooted in drawing, exploring the elemental themes of spatial experience. He utilized the simplest techniques: physical lines drawn in space form permeable sculptures that have no inside nor outside; they do not form a body, but seemingly make their space and the viewers’ space tangible.

-Galerie Thomas Schulte

naturlich!(sic!)

Klemm’s

June 24 – August 20, 2020

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The exhibition ’naturlich!{sic!}‘ brings together works that approach the phenomenon of the ’natural‘ in a variety of ways and thereby express the ambivalence of human observation, attribution and reshaping.

-Klemm’s

Tony Just
Our Inchoate Love

Efremidis

July 11 – August 29, 2020

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Tony Just paints in books, on paper, canvas and walls. Over the past seven years, he has worked with shapes and drips, a project inspired by Hans Fallada’s novel The Drinker(1950). In one of the writer’s more personal works, the protagonist undergoes an existential crisis, becomes an addict and ends his life by deliberately contracting tuberculosis. He does, however,  find solace in his pain and describes his tears as “endless, bitter, and eventually comforting.” In reaction to the reading, Tony Just spilled red wine over a notebook and painted the surrounding spaces. The drips reminded him of the act weeping. In the following year, his practice consisted entirely of painting in books and pouring gouache or ink over them. He enlarged the shapes on canvas because he wanted to see them liberated “from the lines that made them.”

Our inchoate love presents a series of buoyant paintings that are anchored in repetition and spontaneous marks. The title refers to the two basic ingredients of all new relationships: excitement and insecurity.

-Efremidis