Drawings XVI / Worlds continues the series "Drawings" by the Verein Berliner Kabinett, which was regularly on view at the Galerie im Turm in Berlin-Friedrichshain from 1992 to 2014. The medium of drawing from the sketch to the draft to the graphic image work; the note as a preliminary stage for images and spatial projects, the cryptic uniqueness and also the working methods come into focus here.
The participating artists - painters, draftsmen, sculptors and authors - were invited to participate in Drawings XVI / Worlds by contributing drawings and supplementary works. In preparation for the exhibition, they collected contributions and reflected on the theme, which allowed a perception of the respective world views and work processes. Drawing is an elementary activity for all participants; close to the written word and to the description of the world within artistic processes. The sharing of drawings and recordings in shaping and forming the concept of "world" is evident and infinitely variable.
The drawing positions are expanded in the exhibition by works of the artists, which concerns their actual field of work: tapestry, object, sculpture, painting, and recording. The exhibition also features collections of materials, references, links, and evidence related to the worlds in which the artists live and work.
The exhibition is curated by the draftsman Frank Diersch.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with texts by Jeannette Brabenetz and
Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, as well as biographies of the artists and numerous illustrations.
French paperback, 28 x 21 cm, 52 pages, 10 Euro
*1965 in Berlin; 1985 Technical School for Advertising and Design Berlin, 1993-1995 Master Student at the Academy of Arts Berlin, 1998 first prize winner of the Egmont Schaefer Award for Drawing, 2018 Brandenburg Art Prize, since 2008 teaching positions at colleges and universities in Berlin, Hamburg and Wuppertal, lives and works in Woltersdorf.
In 2019, commissioned by the Berliner Kabinett Association, Frank Diersch began to question "an almost familial constellation" of drawing artists about their results and methods. With the current project, he also follows up on the exhibition "Interne Phänomene" (Internal Phenomena), which dealt with the theme of the artist family in 2015 and was on view at Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof.
*1964 in Berlin; 1985-1990 artistic work with Brigitte Fugmann and Robert Rehfeldt; painter, draftsman, object artist. Lives and works in Berlin.
*1954 in Halifax, Nova Scotia/Canada; 1979 began studying theology; began a series of psychotic episodes, hospitalizations; since then, draftsman. Lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
*1939 in Freiburg/Brsg.; studied medicine, 1966 doctorate (Dr. med.); 1968 to 1970 exclusively artistic activity; 1970 to 1976 further training as a doctor of neurology and psychiatry; since 1978 exclusively artistic activity as a draftsman, author, text-music performer and action artist. Lives and works in Berlin.
Wolfgang Krause / T.H.W. Greifenberg
1979 - 84 Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden; since 1985 projects, art in context; 8.5. 2020 renamed T.H.W. Greifenberg. Lives and works in Berlin.
* 1978 in Dresden; studied art history and literature at the TU Dresden, followed by sculpture at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee; lives and works in Berlin and Dresden.
*1961 in Berlin; Lives and works in Berlin.
*1984 in Dresden; studied illustration at the Berlin University of the Arts and painting at Hunter College New York. Lives and works in Berlin.