KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Exhibition

Hadassah Emmerich

Casino Exotique

Hadassah Emmerich’s works on paper, mural paintings and installations are immediately striking because of their distinctive colouration and large formats, which sometimes fill an entire room. She combines a wide range of materials and techniques; employing acrylic paints, ink, watercolours, charcoal and lino-printing, she creates different levels and layers that lend a characteristic, mysterious atmosphere to her works. The colourful ornamental paintings – which also include figurative references when the faces of island beauties or single human limbs appear out of thick vegetation – of tropical leaves and blossoms suggest the projection of exotic dreams.

Emmerich’s more recent works usually depict intertwined floral motifs painted in lush colours. Figurative elements are connected by lines that wind around the rampant vegetation, merging into it. In Emmerich’s pictures, it is sometimes possible to find words or sentences – quotations from literary works – amidst the exuberant flora. But Hadassah Emmerich’s fantastic tableaux of a far-distant world do not offer anthropological interpretations of the exotic; it is approached as an intellectual construct.

Exhibition
22.02. – 09.03.2008
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
Admission free

Opening
21.02.2008
7 - 10 pm

Hadassah Emmerich holds a fellowship from the Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst, Amsterdam in the context of our International Studio Programme.

Studio 2, Bethanien