Monday, September 17, 2018

True Stories - Galerie Max Hetzler. Berlin .

TRUE STORIES: A SHOW RELATED TO AN ERA - THE EIGHTIES: PART I 

Curated by Peter Pakesch. 14 September – 27 October 2018. 

Artists: Mirosław Bałka, Herbert Brandl, Werner Büttner, Clegg & Guttmann, Mathis Esterhazy, Günther Förg, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Félix González-Torres, Georg Herold, Axel Hütte, Cristina Iglesias, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Liz Larner, Zoe Leonard, Inge Mahn, Meuser, Reinhard Mucha, Cady Noland, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Richard Prince, Didi Sattmann, Julian Schnabel, Wilhelm Schürmann, Cindy Sherman, Mariella Simoni, Thomas Struth, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, Otto Zitko, Heimo Zobernig

 Berlin: Goethestraße 2/3


True Stories. Martin Kippenberger. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Martin Kippenberger - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Albert Oehlen. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Werner Büttner (L,C). Markus Oehlen (R).  Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Martin Kippenberger. Galerie Max Hetzler 
True Stories. Albert Oehlen. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Albert Oehlen - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Albert Oehlen (L,C). Georg Herold (R). Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Albert Oehlen. Galerie Max Hetzler

True Stories. Albert Oehlen - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Richard Prince. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Richard Prince - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Herbert Brandl. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Julian Schnabel. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Julian Schnabel - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Georg Herold - detail. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Georg Herold. Galerie Max Hetzler

True Stories. Günther Förg. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Christopher Wool and Richard Prince. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Christopher Wool. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Richard Prince. Herbert Brandl. Terry Winters. Galerie Max Hetzler

Press Release: Galerie Max Hetzler is pleased to announce the group show True Stories. A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties, curated by Peter Pakesch. The show includes works by Mirosław Bałka, Herbert Brandl, Werner Büttner, Clegg & Guttmann, Mathis Esterhazy, Günther Förg, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Félix González-Torres, Georg Herold, Axel Hütte, Cristina Iglesias, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Liz Larner, Zoe Leonard, Inge Mahn, Meuser, Reinhard Mucha, Cady Noland, Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Richard Prince, Didi Sattmann, Julian Schnabel, Wilhelm Schürmann, Cindy Sherman, Mariella Simoni, Thomas Struth, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, Otto Zitko, Heimo Zobernig and will take place both at Goethestraße 2/3 and our temporary space at Kurfürstendamm 213.

Seen from today’s perspective, during this decade, the way art would function in society has changed largely. Within the history of the late 20th Century, the very two years 1968 and 1989 are truly significant for politics as well as for culture. One signifies the height of the Cold War and the departure to new freedoms, the other one the end of this Cold War and the dawn of a new world order (that still is not in place yet).

In a certain reading of Western culture, visual art, as well as other fields of the cultural domain, have come to a certain end by the 1960ties - the end of the Modern. Aesthetics and politics went alongside with this verdict. After some confusion, some years later, artists on both sides of the Atlantic would get a lot of satisfaction by acting against all consequences of history. The end of the ‘End of Art’ around 1980 was experienced as a liberation at least as strong as the move to freedom more than a decade before. The world was to change in an unexpected way. The artist as a strong individual in a world where an individual identity has been revealed as obsolete: that contradiction became enormously productive, creating new strategies and attitudes for artistic challenges.

The exhibition intends to present significant positions of that time and how they were shown in galleries between New York and Los Angeles on one side, as well as Cologne and Vienna on the other side. Those four cities of intellectual importance experienced a growing exchange during that period.

Having always been in the focus of post-war art as the supreme centre where things would ‘happen’, New York looked more and more to Cologne, Germany’s centre of the artistic production and discourse, of the gallery world and collecting. This glance was returned with even larger intensity, as American and German attention would also drift further down east to the long dormant capital Vienna, which started to move out of the shadow of the Iron Curtain, in anticipation of the overthrow that changed the world at the end of the decade. The regard would also point further west in the direction of California, mainly to Los Angeles, which became more and more an important contributor, independent from New York and very specific in its way to deal with either the American as well as the European opposites.

Thus the show would link the American centers, Los Angeles in the West and New York in the East, with the two European hotspots Cologne and Vienna, trying to understand and to demonstrate what was new and what would prove to be revolutionary for the way art developed in the future decades leading into the 21st century.

– Peter Pakesch, 2018

Berlin: Kurfürstendamm 213.

True Stories. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Markus Oehlen (R). Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Herbert Brandl. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Herbert Brandl (detail). Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Liz Larner. Mariella Simoni. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Liz Larner. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Herbert Brandl (L). Markus Oehlen (R). Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Zoe Leonard (L). Franz West. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Franz West (rear). Franz West (wall). Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Mike Kelley. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Mike Kelley. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Mike Kelley. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Meuser. Galerie Max Hetzler
True Stories. Inge Mahn (L). Zoe Leonard (R). Galerie Max Hetzler

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Pope. L - Montpellier

Pope. L: One Thing After Another. La Panacée - MoCo. Montpellier Contemporain.












Pope.L's first major solo exhibition in France, One thing after another, on view in Montpellier fron June 2 until August 26, 2018. The exhibition includes early and recent work, as well as a new site-responsive project, in which Pope.L questions our relationship to and structuring of logic and knowledge within an ongoing irreverence to social construction.