From July the 22nd to September the 11th 2022, Künstlerhaus Bethanien presents the exhibition DISSONANCE with works by 40 artists. “DISSONANCE. Platform Germany” is also a book published by DCV that presents 81 artistic positions in the field of painting in Germany, edited by Mark Gisbourne and Christoph Tannert.
Image above: Oska Gutheil, Vergangene Welten, 2019, oil on canvas, 260 x 370 cm, Courtesy Miettinen Collection, Photo: Matthias Kolb, Berlin
In a first part, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is now presenting 40 selected positions in an exhibition.
The participating artists are:
TOM ANHOLT, MONA ARDELEANU, INNA ARTEMOVA, EMMANUEL BORNSTEIN, FRITZ BORNSTÜCK, MONA BROSCHÁR, CLAUDIA CHASELING, DAVID CZUPRYN, IVANA DE VIVANCO, ANNEDORE DIETZE, RAO FU, PHILIPP FÜRHOFER, NICHOLAS GRAFIA, LENNART GRAU, PHILIP GRÖZINGER, OSKA GUTHEIL, DOMINIK HALMER, ROEY VICTORIA HEIFETZ, UWE HENNEKEN, GREGOR HILDEBRANDT, FRANZISKA HOLSTEIN, IGOR HOSNEDL, KLAUS JÖRRES, HORTENSIA MI KAFCHIN, YONGCHUL KIM, KANTA KIMURA, MARKUS MATTHIAS KRÜGER, TEGENE KUNBI, KATSUHIKO MATSUBARA, JUSTINE OTTO, GRIT RICHTER, ADAM SAKS, RENÉ SCHOEMAKERS, SEBASTIAN SCHRADER, SEBASTIAN TRÖGER, STEVE VIEZENS, MARC VON DER HOCHT, RUPRECHT VON KAUFMANN, PAUL WESENBERG and SAHAR ZUKERMAN.
It is often argued that a specific selection of artistic positions must follow an already validated discourse as an anchor of meaning, in much the same way that cities and municipalities commonly select their honorary grave beneficiaries. The selection process, as carried out by the editors Mark Gisbourne and Christoph Tannert for the book and exhibition, was consistently oriented towards the cut-off date of 1972 and was otherwise interested in those voices that are not yet known to the general public and, in one or two cases, still too little known even to the specialist public.
The editors of DISSONANCE. Platform Germany dare to judge, uncover the unexpected and look for the added value in aesthetically stirring achievements of programmatic plurality, some of which are still searching for their painting-relevant added meaning. If the publication and exhibition were to be read as a scene of action and an uncovered bill of exchange for the future, their claim would have been fulfilled.
With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin
Special thanks to the galleries Gisela Clement, CRONE, Eigen+Art, FORSBLOM, Thomas Fuchs, Robert Grunenberg, Max Hetzler, MARIO IANNELLI, Jarmuschek, Judin, Kornfeld, Gebr. Lehmann, CHRISTIAN LETHERT, Loock, LULLIN + FERRARI, Meyer Riegger, ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE BERLIN, PSM, REITER, SEXAUER and Wentrup.
Opening: Thursday, 21. July 2022 – 7 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 22. July to 11. September 2022
Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 2 – 7 pm
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Showroom
Kottbusser Straße 10