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Art Karlsruhe 2024 - Impressions

World Art for Peace & Freedom

From Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960

This year's presentation under the title World Art for Peace & Freedom at our H1/B06 Hall 1 is dedicated to works from the Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960 by 8 artists:

Francis Bott, Günther Gumpert, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler, Hann Trier, Theodor Werner, Fritz Winter.

The presentation aims to tell the story of art in the middle of the 20th century, which developed over and through the violent caesura of the art ban, the Second World War and the Shoah, and yet somehow always remained coherent, using a number of very different case studies.

The Art fair is also accompanied by us digitally. Below you will find important materials and links that you can use to discover our presentation, the artists and their works online. We particularly recommend the Online Viewing Room, which guides you through the presented world art with explanations by Dr. Wolfgang Henze and anchors it profoundly through the biographies of the artists and their works in the context of the development of abstract art in the 20th century.

We hope you enjoy discovering them online!

Art Fair

GHK @ Gewusst wie: The expert podcast of art KARLSRUHE

For the 4th season of the art KARLSRUHE podcast, WELTKUNST editor Matthias Ehlert has once again spoken to people who will play a very special role at Art fair from February 21-24, 2024. Galerie Henze & Ketterer is delighted to be part of the current ART KARLSRUHE season - listen in: 

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ART KARLSRUHE 2024 - SAVE THE DATE !

We are pleased to invite you now to Art Karlsruhe 2024, which will take place from February 22 to 25, 2024, with a preview on February 21 from 14:00-19:00.

At our stand H1/B06 in Hall 1, we will be giving a presentation on this topic:

WORLD ART FOR PEACE & FREEDOM

From Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960

with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler, Fritz Winter, and many more.

Picture: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Three nudes in the forest, 1933

Art Fair

Alexandra Henze on Kirchner's still life Duck and Snipes, 1912/20

You can find various video content on our social media channels on Instagram and YouTube. In the latest video, Alexandra Henze gives us a short introduction to the still life "Duck (Brandgans) and Snipes, which Ernst Ludwig Kirchner created in 1912 and "restored" himself in 1920.

Video

Art Cologne 2023 Recap

World art for peace and freedom

From Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960

This year's presentation under the title World Art for Peace & Freedom at our stand C-119 in Hall 11.1 is dedicated to works from the Abstraction-Création 1930 to the abstract world language 1960 by 8 artists:

‍FrancisBott, Günther Gumpert, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Bernard Schultze, Fred Thieler, Hann Trier, Theodor Werner, Fritz Winter.

The presentation aims to tell the story of art in the middle of the 20th century, which developed over and through the violent caesura of the art ban, the Second World War and the Shoah, and yet somehow always remained coherent, using a number of very different case studies.

The Art fair is also accompanied by us digitally. Below you will find important materials and links that you can use to discover our presentation, the artists and their works online. We particularly recommend the Online Viewing Room, which guides you through the presented world art with explanations by Dr. Wolfgang Henze and anchors it profoundly through the biographies of the artists and their works in the context of the development of abstract art in the 20th century.

We hope you enjoy discovering them online!

Media response

Classical Modern art and post-war art has always had a special place at ART COLOGNE. One of its most important mediators is the Swiss Galerie Henze & Ketterer.

You can read the latest article about our stand in the Art Cologne Journal here.

How do I find classical art Modern art? In Hall 11.2, the Henze Ketterer Gallery from Switzerland presents Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's "Playing Bathers" from 1928, in which bodies in sun and shadow are dissolved in an endless contour of entwined color fields. The cheerful painting is both figurative and abstract. It is said to be one of the most highly endowed works at Art fair.

From the article on Art Cologne in the Handelsblatt (www.handelsblatt.com). Click here for the Handelsblatt article.

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ART COLOGNE 2023 - Countdown

https://www.instagram.com/p/CzqzGFZIkPj/

Art Cologne opens its doors tomorrow! Our stand C-119 in hall 11.1 is under construction and we are looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow to our presentation "World Art for Peace and Freedom - From Abstraction-Création 1930 to Abstract World Language 1960"! You can find all information about our stand and much more here on our website.

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ART COLOGNE 2023 - World art for peace and freedom

ART COLOGNE

November 16 - 19, 2023

Stand C-119 - Hall 11.1.

World art for peace and freedom

From Abstraction-Création in 1930 to the Global Language of Abstraction in 1960

We are pleased to inform you about our participation and cordially invite you to ART COLOGNE 2023 from November 16 to 19, 2023.

This year's presentation under the title World Art for Peace & Freedom at our stand C-119 in Hall 11.1 is dedicated to works by the following artists from the Abstraction-Création of 1930 to the abstract world language of 1960:

FRANCIS BOTT - GÜNTHER GUMPERT - ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER - BERNARD SCHULTZE - FRED THIELER - HANN TRIER - THEODOR WERNER - FRITZ WINTER

The presentation aims to tell the story of art in the middle of the 20th century, which developed over and through the violent caesura of the art ban, the Second World War and the Shoah, and yet somehow always remained coherent, using a number of very different case studies.

Presentation as part of the exhibition series: Expressiv! Abstraction in the Modern art. We look forward to your visit!

Art Fair

IFPDA Printfair Online Exclusive 26-29 Oct. 2023

The 30th IFPDA Print Fair runs October 26th through the 29th at the Javits Center NYC with 90+ exhibitors.

Our gallery presents a selection of prints in the "Online Exclusive" section.Our presentation is entitled "Erich Heckel and his Muses":

From girlfriends, companions, dancers, actresses to casual acquaintances: In the graphic work of Erich Heckel, a woman is often at the center. The female body inspired Heckel to create woodcuts, lithographs and etchings, in which he found inspiration for motif and style. Heckel captured his models in various snapshots, showing bathers on the beach, resting in front of a patterned background, a clothed woman in nature or portraits. They all testify to the artist's intense engagement with the theme of femininity - one of the oldest motifs in art - and its translation into modernity. The deliberately angular, rough and reduced contours as well as the dissolution of the perspective of the captured models are regarded as a consistent continuation of the painterly achievements that Heckel developed as a founding member of BRÜCKE.

Visit our online booth and read more about the work of Erich Heckel here:

https://www.fineartprintfair.org/fall-2023-exhibitor-pages/galerie-henze-%26-ketterer

Art Fair

Alfonso Hüppi. Fold flaps crumple

Museum Sankturbanhof
21.10.2023 - 11.02.2024

 

Alfonso Hüppi's work, which spans almost 70 years, can be described as singular. Constructive-concrete elements alternate with organic-amorphous forms, conceptual work cycles are replaced by intuitive works. Hüppi's work combines a wide variety of forms, materials and techniques, from sculpture and drawing to installation and painting.
The exhibition "Alfonso Hüppi. Falten Klappen Knautschen" takes a look back and focuses on the sculptural work with wood and paper works.

Link: https://www.sankturbanhof.ch/ausstellungen/alfonso-hueppi-falten-klappen-knautschen/

GHK TIP

Printed Editions Online Print Fair 01. - 31.10.2023

The Printed Editions Online Print Fair (PEOPF) is the world's first virtual art fair dedicated to the rich history and diversity of printmaking. With 30 exhibitors and over 1,200 works of art spanning 500 years, PEOPF is a global celebration of the enduring art form of printmaking. Taking place entirely online, Art fair offers art lovers worldwide unprecedented access to this extraordinary collection. Join us in October for a journey through the world of printmaking.

Our online booth is dedicated to the theme "NECK OVER HEAD - Portraits in the Modern art" with works on paper by the "Brücke" artists.
During the four-week period of Art fair you will find 10 new works each week in the gallery's "Online Stand".

Visit our online booth: https://www.printed-editions.com/online-print-fair-booths/galerie-henze-ketterer/

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Art Days Basel August 25 - 27, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that we will participate again this year in the Kunsttage Basel and open our new exhibition "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art" will open. During the Kunsttage Basel we offer you the following events:

Friday, August 25

18:00-21:00

Preview: "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art"

Preview with aperitif of the new exhibition "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art"

Registration: ghk.riehen@henze-ketterer.com

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Saturday, August 26

12:00-18:00

Vernissage: "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art"

Vernissage with aperitif for the new exhibition "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art" with individual guided tours.

Registration: ghk.riehen@henze-ketterer.com

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Saturday, August 26

11:00 and 16:00

Children's tour of the exhibition "EXPRESSIV! Landscape in the Modern art"

Together, we playfully discover landscape depictions by different artists and find out how so many different color tones are created from three basic colors. The children immerse themselves in the color worlds of individual works of art and learn that nature can be shaped according to their own imagination, in the spirit of Expressionism.

Registration: ghk.riehen@henze-ketterer.com

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More information can also be found on the Kunsttage Basel website.

Gallery

85th anniversary of the death of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

2023 marks the 85th anniversary of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's death - the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive is taking this as an opportunity to present the artist with an online exhibition to the artist.The Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archive on the artist's complete works has been built up since 1978 by Dr. Wolfgang Henze and Ingeborg Henze Ketterer and has been located in Wichtrach/Bern since 1993.‍

The online exhibition makes use of the rich sources of the archive and accompanies Kirchner's "last pictures" with passages from his letters in order to revive the events of the last years 1937/38 in Davos and the world on the anniversary of his death.

In the years 1937 and 1938 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, despite the inner and outer circumstances of his life world(s), was extremely active, created significant works, consolidated his artistic self-image and steadily developed his painting until his abrupt death on June 15, 1938.

The online exhibition is curated by Patrick Urwyler.

Exhibition

Pizzi Canella - Showroom at the Art Basel in Riehen/Basel

On the occasion of Art Basel we present works by Pizzi Canella in our new showroom in the gallery in Riehen/Basel.

The Roman painter Piero Pizzi Cannella soon turned away from an early naturalistic representation, but never went over to complete non-objectivity. If at the beginning of the 1980s the spatial references still appeared in the form of a cupboard, a chest of drawers or a jewelry box, he later dispensed with them and let his preferred motifs appear in a kind of suspended state. More and more, Pizzi Cannella got rid of the superfluous and devoted himself to the essential. 

The "Regine" series show this exemplarily in the representation of the dress. We experience the independence of details to the point of pictorial dominance that can be seen in the work: the dress but also the necklace, the necklace with pendant, the pearl necklace or the fan and also other motifs. Equally characteristic is the handling of the material, the joy of experimentation and the creation of pictorial depth through layering.

This can be seen in 5 works on paper and in 2 large-scale paintings by Pizzi Cannella in our newly opened showroom .

We look forward to your visit in Basel/Riehen
and wish you an exciting Art Basel week.

Exhibition

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Stations

Newly published, the catalog for the exhibition:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Stations

30. April to July 9, 2023
Internationale Tage Ingelheim
Kunstforum Ingelheim

For the first time, the artistic oeuvre of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)is presented in a monographic exhibition as part of the International Days inIngelheim. With over 90 works - drawings, watercolors, prints and some exemplary paintings - insights into the most important stages of one of the most important and influential artists in Germany are provided.

 

This presentation with loans from our gallery was conceived for the premises of the Kunstforum Ingelheim - Altes Rathaus and shows in the five exhibition rooms, which are spread over three floors, five stations that were decisive for Kirchner and his art.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog of the same name with texts by Dagmar Lott, Meike Hoffmann, Ulrich Luckhardt, Karsten Müller, Thomas Röske and Aya Soika.

GHK Book

Today we celebrate the birthday of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER

Today we celebrate the birthday of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, born on May 6, 1880.

For his 50th birthday in 1930, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner wrote a letter of thanks and produced a woodcut that today adorns, among other things, the cover of the book "Kirchner Neu Denken" (Re-Thinking Kirchner), which we want to focus on for his birthday together with the letter.

Kirchner's quote "...damit ihr was zu Lachen habt" (so that you have something to laugh about) refers to the woodcut and contrasts with the artist's state of mind at the time. The international conference and book "Kirchner Neu Denken" also shows Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (ELK) from different sides and gathers international experts who present their views on the artist's oeuvre and thereby provide versatile perspectives on an œuvre that has lost none of its topicality to this day.

Woodcut:

Profile head (self-portrait), 193012.5 x 9.5 cm, Dube H.620

Letter/Letter:

Original in the Kirchner Archive E.W. Kornfeld, Bern-Davos. Handwritten letter, four pages.

Book/Book Link:

https://www.hirmerverlag.de/de/titel-1-1/kirchner_neu_denken-1923/

GHK Celebrates

A Collector's Choice - Picasso, Miró, Schlemmer & Co.

extended until May 14, 2023

Art Museum Pablo Picasso Münster

The exhibition brings together over 90 paintings, graphics, drawings and sculptures of the Classical period Modern art from an international private collection, which is presented here in its entirety to the public for the first time. The exhibition focuses on works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Oskar Schlemmer and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Photo: © 2023 Arnold Newman Estate, Arnold Newman, Pablo Picasso, 1954, photograph, Classen Collection at the Pablo Picasso Museum of Art Münster

GHK TIP

Berlin memorial plaque for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Berlin memorial plaque for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

As of today, the city of Berlin commemorates the painter and graphic artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) with a Berlin memorial plaque.

The co-founder of the Expressionist artists' group Brücke moved from Dresden to Berlin in 1911 and lived in Durlacher Strasse in Wilmersdorf until 1913.Kirchner was born in Aschaffenburg and began studying architecture in Dresden. There he met fellow students Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - the four young men founded the artists' group Brücke in 1905. Kirchner followed Heckel to Berlin in the fall of 1911 and moved into a residential studio on Durlacher Strasse. Max Pechstein also lived next door to the artists' meeting place Bieberbau. The two artists founded the MUIM Institute for Modern Instruction in Painting, which they had to abandon unsuccessfully in 1912.

in memoriam

Midissage: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Architecture before Art

Today the ZFBK invites to the midissage of the exhibition:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Architecture before art.

17.03.2023 - 13.05.2023

Center for Building Culture Saxony

Invitation by the ZfBK:

In the context of the exhibition of the Baukunstarchiv NRW in the ZfBK - Center for Building Culture Saxony in cooperation with the Chamber of Architects Saxony and the Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Riehen/Basel and Wichtrach/Bern we cordially invite you to the Midissage on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. in the COSMO Science Forum in the Kulturpalast Dresden, Schloßstraße 2

PROGRAM

Welcome

Andreas Wohlfarth, President of the Saxon Chamber of Architects and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation of Saxon Architects

Introduction

Christos Stremmenos, curator and exhibition scenographer of the exhibition, Baukunstarchiv NRW

Workshop report "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Architecture before Art": Presentation of a little-known work at three different locations

Dr. Alexandra Henze, director of Galerie Henze & Ketterer, and Christos Stremmenos

Lecture: The young Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Architectural upheavals in the view of a future painter.

Prof. Dr. Henrik Karge, Professor of Art History, Institute of Art and Musicology, TU Dresden

Subsequently

Exhibition tour at the ZfBK - Center for Building Culture Saxony

More info:

https://www.zfbk.de/portfolio/midissage-ernst-ludwig-kirchner-vor-der-kunst-die-architektur/

GHK TIP

We remember Eberhard W. Kornfeld

Today we remember Eberhard W. Kornfeld, who passed away yesterday, April 13, 2023, in his 100th year.

With his personality, his work and his decades-long commitment as patron of the Bernese auction house Kornfeld, Ebi Kornfeld left his mark on the Modern art art of the 20th century like few others.It is thanks to his sustained commitment that the art of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner achieved the high status in Davos and throughout Switzerland after the Second World War that it holds today. We were privileged and fortunate to be able to do some of this work together with him.

Our condolences go to the family and also to the staff of the Kornfeld Gallery in Bern.

in memoriam

Hans Purrmann and the nude Between Manet and Matisse

March 18 - June 4, 2023

Modern art Gallery, Saarland Cultural Heritage Foundation

On the basis of 60 works, the exhibition illustrates the affinity of the artist Hans Purrmann for the representation of the female body. Special emphasis is placed on those works that Purrmann made during his time in Paris (1905-1914). These drawings and paintings reveal the intensive exchange with the Parisian avant-garde and the inspiration Purrmann received from the artist personality central to his work, Henri Matisse. (Text: www.kulturbesitz.de)

More info about the artist Hans Purrmann

GHK TIP

Daniel Spoerri celebrates his birthday!

We wish Daniel Spoerri (*1930) a very happy birthday!

High shall he live, three times high - as in his work:

Triple multiplicateur d'art

1972

Assamblage

76 x 48 x 48 cm

GHK Celebrates

Ursula Retrospective at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Ursula-That's me. So what?

A great retrospective on the artist Ursula (Schultze-Bluhm) is on view at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne under the title "Ursula - Das bin ich. So what?" at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Our gallery has also contributed to the 236 works on display with loans.

About the exhibition

March 18 - July 23, 2023

Ursula (Schultze-Bluhm), born in Mittenwalde in 1921 and died in Cologne in 1999, is one of the most important German women artists of the second half of the 20th century. With the exhibition Ursula-Das bin Ich. So what? the Museum Ludwig is dedicating the first comprehensive museum exhibition to her after more than 30 years, thus enabling a new look at her work. On display are 236 works, 44 of which come from the Museum Ludwig collection.

Ursula's life and work offer an alternative narrative of artistic independence. The thesis that surrealism is not a style but a state of mind is vividly demonstrated in her works. In them, she subverts reality and finds the uncanny in the everyday. She challenges authorities of society and art by inventing new worlds in which old hierarchies are thrown overboard and new ways of life are imaginable. Ursula shares this utopian imagination with artists such as Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Dorothea Tanning, and Unica Zürn.

Ursula's works refuse in their essence to be clearly categorized. Terms such as Naive Painting, Surrealism, or Individual Mythology at best touch upon individual aspects of her idiosyncratic pictorial inventions, which always convey an intense sensual experience. As early as 1954, Jean Dubuffet integrated works by her into his Musée de l'Art Brut. Like André Breton, Dubuffet appreciated the unconventional narrative style of Ursula's texts and paintings, which - at least at first glance - seem to stand outside of time. They often feature mythological references, yet mostly reflect her own sensitivities, fears, and obsessions. "I impose my visions on reality - I am completely artificial," Ursula herself characterized her unusual parallel worlds. Extravagant figures exist here, often the secretive and uncanny is palpable. Beauty and transience, the fairy-like and the monstrous thrive in close proximity. A significant leitmotif of Ursula was Pandora, the woman created from clay in Greek mythology, in whose story the worst evils and the most exquisite gifts are inseparably interwoven. Fantastic hybrid creatures frequently populate Ursula's scenes, her fascination with transformation is tangible everywhere, her works question entrenched dualisms such as woman/man or man/nature.

The aim of the survey exhibition at Museum Ludwig is to make Ursula's fascinating and self-confident work accessible to a young generation of museum visitors. It shows that Ursula's works, especially in their individuality, often touch on fundamental and contemporary themes, be it female self-determination, the questioning of fixed gender identities, or a view of the world in which everything is connected to everything else and mutually dependent.

(Text: Ludwig Museum Cologne)

Link: https://www.museum-ludwig.de/de/ausstellungen/ursula-das-bin-ich-na-und.html

Exhibition

TEFAF Maastricht 2023 - Booth 474

Galerie Henze & Ketterer

TEFAF Maastricht 2023

11 - 19 March 2023

Booth 474

For the 36th edition of the international art and antiques fair TEFAF Maastricht 2023 we present an exclusive selection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper on the theme of music & dance. In the Online Viewing Room we present and elaborate on selected highlights of our presentation in Maastricht.

Music and dance in art

Dance is understood as the rhythmic movement of the human body, or a group of people, usually accompanied by music. Probably as old as the earliest artistic phenomena of mankind, it was depicted in fine art in ancient Egypt and then by the Greeks and Romans. Even today, wall paintings, vase decorations, mosaics and frescoes bear witness to the early sequences of movements that were performed as a ritual or custom, often in the context of a religion, but also as a cult.

The sequence of movements usually follows a predefined choreography, which includes a sequence of harmoniously sequenced gestures and gestures.

Characteristic of dance is its cross-cultural presence, it has probably danced all peoples and all religions of the past and present, and still dance today rather more than less. Through dance, feelings are expressed, transmitted and lived out, it is a charismatic art form that captivates everyone.

Even the "Brücke" artists could not escape the power of music, which manifested itself especially in Ernst Ludwig Kirchner as an expressive sequence of sounds. Kirchner participated in the rehearsals of the expressive dance of Mary Wigman and her ensemble and recorded their movements in sketches and drawings, which he then transferred into painting. Legendary are his depictions of her "Dance of Death", which she fabulously impressively transferred into movement of her own body and that of her dancers.

Dancers were preferably depicted by Expressionist artists, how they dressed or unclothed themselves - Georg Tappert's "Betty", for example, seems to be in the moment of dressing up and putting on makeup for the dance - how they moved, how they let themselves be inspired by music, how they danced to the music, how they let themselves be carried away by it into ecstasy.

Time and again, artists have tried and continue to try to capture rhythm, music and movement in works of art, to represent them symbolically, through abstractly designed lines and shapes, or through objects that are related to them. Masterful and visionary appear here the horizontal lines, columns of sound that Kirchner lets rise from the piano in "Singer at the Piano", or the illuminated chandelier in Pizzi Cannella, reminiscent of a concert hall, perhaps Menzel's flute concert.

Alexandra Henze

Art Fair

Georg Baselitz - Large Format Paintings of the 00s

Today we present two large-scale works of the noughties by the German painter, sculptor and graphic artist Georg Baselitz (*1938).

Since 1964, graphic works have accompanied Baselitz's paintings and drawings. He began with etchings, followed by monochrome or polychrome woodcuts in 1966, and since 1977 he has also produced large-format linocuts. It is sometimes pictorial motifs from his paintings and drawings that the artist takes up within the various graphic media in order to subject them to a graphic "coding" or "encoding". Georg Baselitz owns an extensive collection of prints from the 16th century.

Artwork

The transport to TEFAF Maastricht 2023

Transportation to TEFAF Maastricht 2023 (March 11-19, 2023 / Booth 474) is just around the corner - our media van is ready, packed with catalogs of works and literature about the artists we are presenting, whose works will be on display at our booth on the theme of Dance & Music.

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Mediapoet - In memory of Peter Weibel

Mediapoet - In memory of Peter Weibel

(05.03.1944 - 01.03.2023)

We mourn the loss of our friend Peter Weibel.

To commemorate, we allow ourselves to look back and remember the joint exhibition "Peter Weibel Mediapoet", which we were allowed to present in 2011 - curated by Gerhard Johann Lischka - here with us in Wichtrach in the Kunst-Depot.

The daily newspaper Der Bund headlined at that time "A world star came to Wichtrach...". Our media release for the exhibition paid tribute to the extensive work and career of one of the world's most important media artists, or as G. J. Lischka put it: "PETER WEIBEL is the message as messenger."

On this sad occasion, the text of the media release is to be reproduced here again:

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PETER WEIBEL

MEDIAPOET

 

curated by Gerhard Johann Lischka

 

The Galerie Henze & Ketterer in Wichtrach / Bern presents from May 10 to August 20 the work of one of the most important media artists worldwide: Peter Weibel. For more than 45 years, the director of the ZKM has been dealing with the relationship between media and the construction of reality and its ideological and technical conditions.

 

The main component of the show, curated by the Bernese cultural philosopher Gerhard Johann Lischka, is the presentation of the video "PETER WEIBEL MEDIAPOET". More than 30 selected video excerpts show artistic actions, performances and installations by Peter Weibel from the period 1967 to 2009.

 

The range encompasses PeterWeibel 's entire artistic cosmos: from actions with Valie Export(Cutting , 1967/68; Aus der Mappe der Hundigkeit,1968) to musical stagings(Peter Weibel: first video rock concert, ORF, 1979 or Peter Weibel and Hotel Morphila Orchester, Sex in der Stadt , 1979) to art-critical actions (such as the SPIT PAINTINGS better than Warhol, Koons, Hirst, 2009).

 

Weibel spans his encyclopedic work between extremes. Everything is medium: from the book page to the screen, from action to abstraction, from the body to the concept. Whether language critique as social critique, whether contextual art as institutional critique, whether interactivity and audience participation, whether sensory substitution and separation, whether reality instead of representation.

 

The exhibition installation in the Kunst-Depot shows the work of an exemplary outsider who became a world-famous media artist and theorist, the transformation of a borderline gangster artist of the 1960s into one of the most innovative museum directors of the 21st century. Gerhard Johann Lischka formulated this fact as follows: "PETER WEIBEL is the message as messenger."

 

The DVD "PETER WEIBEL MEDIAPOET" with booklet edited by G. J. Lischkaand Peter Weibel will be published by Benteli-Verlag to accompany the exhibition.

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Exhibition view in the art depot of Galerie Henze & Ketterer in Wichtrach / Bern

The DVD "PETER WEIBEL MEDIAPOET" with booklet edited by G. J. Lischkaand Peter Weibel will be published by Benteli-Verlag to accompany the exhibition.

DVD overview with video works by Peter Weibel

DVD overview of video works by Peter Weibel
in memoriam

Alfonso Hüppi - crumpled leaf graphics of the 1960s

GHK ARTWORK:

At regular intervals we present here works of art from our program. Today, the extraordinary "Canoe Leaf Graphics" by Alfonso Hüppi from the 1960s.

The Swiss object artist and draftsman Alfonso Hüppi is one of the most important representatives of the post-war avant-garde and postmodernism. His work is situated between the surrealist humor of André Thomkins and the concrete aesthetics of Max Bill.

Alfonso Hüppi's extensive oeuvre is initially characterized by everyday materials. In his wooden objects and works on paper, which in their brittle sensuality represent experiments in form between abstraction and figuration, a self-reflexive work on the concept of the image becomes apparent. Hüppi creates unconventional works ranging from spontaneous hand drawings to sculptural wall paintings. (Text: alfonso-hueppi.de)

Online you can find these and other works of the artist with us on the website:

👉 https://www.henze-ketterer.ch/kunstler/alfonso-huppi

Artwork

Ursula Transport to Museum Ludwig

GHK INSIDE:

Insight into the transport of loans of works by the artist Ursula (1921-1999) to the Museum Ludwig. Among other important works, "Der Vogel und das Lustschlösschen" (1921) will be on view from mid-March in the exhibition "Ursula - Das bin ich. So what?" will be on view.

Transport of loans of works by the artist Ursula (1921-1999) to the Museum Ludwig. Among other important works, "Der Vogel und das Lustschlösschen" (1921) will be on view from mid-March in the exhibition "Ursula - Das bin ich. so what?".

👉 Ausstellung / Exhibition: https://www.museum-ludwig.de/de/ausstellungen/vorschau.html

👉 Ursula:

https://www.henze-ketterer.ch/kunstler/ursula

👉 Work / Artwork:

https://www.henze-ketterer.ch/werke/ursula-der-vogel-und-das-lustschlosschen

We are looking forward to the presentation in Cologne!

We are looking forward to the presentation in Cologne!

Exhibition

Galerie Henze & Ketterer at TEFAF Maastricht 2023

GHK ART FAIR:

Galerie Henze & Ketterer

TEFAF Maastricht

11 - 19 March 2023

Booth 474

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For the 36th edition of the international art and antiques fair TEFAF Maastricht 2023 we present an exclusive selection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper on the theme of music & dance.

With works (among others) by: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Ernst Barlach, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, Fritz Winter, Philipp Bauknecht,...

Work:

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Singer on piano, 1930

Oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.

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Gabriele Münter / Expressionism

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GABRIELE MÜNTER / EXPRESSIONISM

New presentation of the collection areas

Permanent exhibition

@castle_museum_murnau

The department on local history (tradition, crafts and history of the market town of Murnau and the surrounding area) had existed since the opening of the castle museum on July 1, 1993 and was dismantled with the establishment of the documentation "Es kommen kalte Zeiten. Murnau 1919-1950" in spring 2020.

After the successfully completed renovation, the core collections Gabriele Münter and Expressionism, which were previously spatially separated from each other, have moved into the 1st floor of the west wing.

By combining two areas that are closely related in terms of content, essential narrative strands and didactic references are condensed. They facilitate the visitor's access to and understanding of the art movement of Expressionism, its beginnings and stages of development in Murnau between 1908 and 1914. The presentation of Gabriele Münter's life and work, which was previously structured biographically and chronologically, also receives deepening and further impulses through central links and direct work references to the other artists from her environment.

The new presentation focuses on the significance of Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) and her artistic work created in Murnau in the years up to 1914, together with her Russian partner Wassily Kandinsky, and thereafter until her death in 1962. Her work forms the thread that runs from her early travels together with Wassily Kandinsky, the legendary summer of painting in Murnau, the founding of the New Artists' Association in Munich and the artists' collective Der Blaue Reiter, to the turmoil of war and her new beginning in Murnau. (Text: Murnau Castle Museum)

Link: https://schlossmuseum-murnau.de/de/aktuell-05/

Image: Gabriele Münter, Self-portrait, 1909, oil on cardboard,

Partial ownership of the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation Munich /

Murnau Castle Museum, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

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MOMENTS OF CONVERSATION The "Brücke" and its models

MOMENTS OF CONVERSATIONThe "Brücke" and its models

Galerie Henze & Ketterer

Riehen/Basel

December 10, 2022 until April 1, 2023

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) described the beginning of his artistic work in his diary retrospectively as follows: "That's how I met another student who saw my work and brought me his brother, Erich Heckel, so he could draw with me. That's how we became friends. I saw immediately that I had a born painter before me. [...] One day he brought Schmidt-Rottluff, a person with the same flaming eyes as he had [...]." The meeting of Kirchner, Erich Heckel (1883-1979) and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976) resulted in 1905 in Dresden in the founding of the artists' association "Brücke" and a search for a new pictorial language that began from then on: encouraged by the common realization that art should be freed from its academic doctrines, they developed the revolutionary, radical and unmistakable "Brücke" style. It is the birth of German Expressionism.

Exhibition

Pearls of the Modern art Highlights from the Niescher Collection

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Pearls of the Modern art

Highlights from the Niescher Collection

22 January - 19 March 2023

Art Collection Gera, Orangery

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Image: George Grosz, Married couple II, 1925 (VG Bild Kunst Bonn, 2023)

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GHK Online @ Bern Gallery Weekend 2023

GHK Online @ Bern Gallery Weekend 2023

This weekend is the Bern Gallery Weekend!

As a digital format, the Galerie Henze & Ketterer presents its current exhibition program for the Gallery Weekend in the Online Viewing Room (ovr):

Link: https://www.henze-ketterer.ch/ovr/

Our Online Viewing Room features a growing selection of online exhibitions and artworks that are part of the gallery's collection and profile - prepared for the digital format.

👉 Ernst Ludwig Kichner - "The New Art is Here"

👉 George Grosz in America - "A Very Great Love"

👉 Expressive Woodcuts - "Brücke Style"

The Online Viewing Room presents art in a stimulating and informative way to provide a deeper understanding of the artworks, the artists, and the broader context of Expressionist art as a whole.

We look forward to your virtual visit!

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More information and programs of other Bernese galleries for the Bernese Gallery Weekend can be found online:

www.bernergalerien.ch

Exhibition

GHK - Season's greetings 2022/23

Season's greetings and best wishes for a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year!

Happy Holidays and a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year!

Galerie Henze & Ketterer

Gallery

GIGON/GUYER - Kirchner Museum reissued

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GIGON/GUYER
Kirchner Museum
reissued

November 27, 2022 - January 01, 2023
@kirchnermuseumdavos

The current exhibition Gigon/Guyer. Kirchner Museum revisited focuses on the museum building itself. Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer laid the foundation for their impressive career 30 years ago with the Kirchner Museum. The exhibition sheds light on the history of its creation, pays tribute to the special features of the building, and takes a look behind the scenes.

To allow the architecture to be enjoyed in all its glory, one exhibition hall remains completely empty. The empty exhibition hall serves as a source of inspiration and a stage for the renowned artist Tino Sehgal.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Please note the special opening hours.

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - born December 1, 1884

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, born December 1, 1884

Today we celebrate Karl Schmidt-Rottluff's birthday and look back at a series of self-portraits the artist created in his early and most important years.

As a founding member of the artist group "Brücke", Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is one of the most important German artists of the 20th century. No one from the Dresden artists' association portrayed himself more often than Schmidt-Rottluff. Between 1906 and 1971 he created a large number of self-portraits through all creative phases in all techniques.

Image:Self portrait with monocle, 1910

Source: "Karl Schmidt-Rottluff - Picture and Self-Portrait," Museum Wiesbaden, until January 31, 2016

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Carl Lohse. A painter of expressionism

Exhibition on view 19 November 2022 - 5 March 2023 at Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. The Hamburg-born painter Carl Lohse (1895-1965) created an uncompromising and striking expressionist oeuvre after World War I and is one of the long overlooked exceptional figures in art history. The solo exhibition focuses on paintings from Lohse's most intensive creative phase between 1919 and 1921, which is characterized by bold color combinations and an impressive reduction of form. (text: Kunstmuseum Ravensburg).

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GHK at Art Cologne 2022

We look forward to your visit in Hall 11.1 at booth D-128. During Art Cologne 2022, Galerie Henze & Ketterer will present a juxtaposition of the friends Erich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner with the typical themes of the artists' association "Brücke", the bathing scene in nature, the portrait, the landscape, peasant life and still life.

Deepening: The theme of Brücke

As revolutionary as the methods of "Brücke" were in the violent exaggeration of form, color and gesture, as conservative was the selection of the subjects of their representations. And their painting and sculpture consisted exclusively of "representations" of things seen and experienced, pure creations from the imagination are extremely rare. They created in the classical value order of painting, on which Kirchner surprisingly placed particularly great emphasis, figure painting (in nude, bathing scenes in the room and in nature, portrait, dance and music, vaudeville, circus, city life, working life, literary scenes), landscape painting (in natural landscape, seascape, cityscape) and still life (in hunting, fruit, kitchen or flower piece), so the full program of the art of past centuries. Other avant-garde movements were much more selective in choosing their subjects.

Therefore, the Galerie Henze & Ketterer has planned to show the individual themes of "Brücke" in a series of exhibitions, initially during Art Cologne 2022 in a juxtaposition of the friendsErich Heckel and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner the bathing scene in nature, the portrait, the landscape, peasant life and still life.

The " bathing scene in nature " discovered the "Brücke" artists in the summer of 1909 at the shallow ponds around Moritzburg Castle north of Dresden. Since then, they were drawn again and again, first there, then to the beaches of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, where they repeatedly observed their friends. Kirchner's particular inspiration was the island of Fehmarn in the summers of 1912 to 1914, Heckel's the Flensburg Fjord between the wars, Pechstein's the Curonian Spit. Schmidt-Rottluf was less interested in the bathing scene, whereas Kirchner developed it to a high degree of viability again in the 1920s, even in the gorges of the Davos Alpine valleys.

The "portrait" pervades the entire work of "Brücke" artists equally and equally at a high level, but only when the person was essential to them and/or the head demanded a representation striking.

The "nature landscape" expanded in the work of the "Brücke" artists in the wake of their excursions in 1907 to Goppeln and Golberoda southeast of Dresden and especially through their stays from 1909 at the Moritzburg ponds, in Dangast on the Jade Bay and on the Baltic Sea. In Kirchner's work, landscape painting of the Modern art experienced a first high point in 1912-14 on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn and from 1918 in the Davos Alps, where he became the fourth great Alpine painter of the Modern art after Segantini, Hodler and Giacometti. Heckel's great achievement in landscape painting are the numerous paintings and watercolors of his travels across Central Europe between the wars, a true orbis pictus.

Only Kirchner succeeded in depicting "peasant life", the life of mountain farmers, beyond the pure landscape painting of the mountains, thereby making his contribution to the working life image of the 1920s. He appreciated this special form of dealing with nature and the creature in a sensitive way, that he set a monument to it in his painting. Kirchner's largest and most important painting of peasant life dominates the Cabinet Room in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

The "still life" also evenly pervades the works of "Brücke" artists, albeit with varying intensity. Mostly flower pieces in the studio, but also hunting pieces with seagulls or shelducks on Fehmarn, with self-carved objects or simply very close seen flowering shrubs in the wild, which thus become still lifes through the cut-out. These beautiful still lives are less conspicuous, but are found more often in the work than it might seem.

Dr. Wolfgang Henze

Art Fair

Georg Baselitz: Six Decades of Drawings

Exhibition on view from October 21, 2022 - February 5, 2023 at Morgan Library & Museum, NY.

One of the most celebrated contemporary German artists, Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) gained international recognition in the 1960s for revitalizing figurative painting. This exhibition celebrates the gift from Baselitz to the Morgan of fifty drawings covering the span of his entire career. On display will be examples from the iconic Heroes series and fractured drawings of the mid-1960s; landscape and figure drawings from the 1970s, when Baselitz began turning his images upside-down to emphasize their structure and materiality over their subject; colorful pastels and watercolors from the 1980s and 90s; and a group of Remix drawings from the last twenty years, in which Baselitz revisits themes from his early works.

Organized in collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna, which is the recipient of a similar gift from the artist, the exhibition will include about sixty-five drawings. Combining sheets from both donations, it will present a retrospective of Baselitz's artistic development and highlight the central role drawing plays in his practice. (Text: Morgan Library and Museum)

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