Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
|Nicolaus Schafhausen (Ed.)deutschemalereizweitausenddrei|
Edited by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Text by Ingo Niermann
The exhibition deutschemalereizweitausenddrei (german painting two thousand and three) is a response to the needs and social circumstances that have given rise to painting’s present (return to) popularity, and to the strategies young artists are developing to meet this.
The focus is on individual approaches that seem symptomatic at present insofar as they strive to occupy up-to-date positions, adopting diverse strategies to integrate painting’s historical potential for critique and reflection. With a cover design by artist Liam Gillick, a text by Ingo Niermann and numerous color reproductions, the catalogue documents over fifty current positions of predominantly younger German, or in Germany living, artists. Included are works by Tomma Abts, Kai Althoff, Monika Baer, Dirk Bell, Thomas Eggerer, Christian Flamm, Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, Sergej Jensen, Johannes Kahrs, Jutta Koether, Hendrik Krawen, Antje Majewski, Jonathan Meese, Stefan Müller, Frank Nitsche, Silke Otto-Knapp, Anselm Reyle, Thomas Scheibitz, Johannes Wohnseifer, Katharina Wulff, Amelie von Wulffen, et al.
Design by Surface, Berlin/Frankfurt am Main