Sculpture is ...
15 Nov 2008 - 14 Jan 2009
We are delighted to welcome you to our next group exhibition from 14 November 2008 (opening from 1 – 8 pm) until 14 January 2009 at our gallery at the Hamburger Bahnhof.
...something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.
(Ad Reinhardt 1913–1967)
It is not so much a question of whether the painter Ad Reinhardt merely intended to provoke sculptors or attempted to tease and teach the art audience, it is rather an entrenched statement on the enduring battle between painter and sculptor; the everlasting struggle between painting and sculpture.
In the past decade we have witnessed the triumph of painting. Before that, the end of painting was proclaimed as often as the victory of sculpture - and vice versa. Yet, neither of these mediums can finally win this battle. There is never a higher quality of painting or a lower quality of sculpture. In fact there is only relevant and less relevant art.
This exhibition is devoted to gallery and guests artists who either confine themselves to this medium or who are bound to both media, accomplishing their oeuvre through an intended crossover between them.
Mathilde ter Heijne