‘Nevertheless’ asks how it is possible – in our age dominated by media and advertising, ‘unspiritual’ in the main, and widely characterised by superficiality – that the spiritual reveals itself nevertheless in the form of radical philosophy (with a renewed, clear reference to Hegel) and in art, i.e. in a psychically inspired creative force.
The exhibition presents seven international artists representing this trend, artists who demonstrate the courage to instigate the “spiritual in art” (Wassily Kandinsky) with a conspicuous purism. All of them trust, more or less, to an inner principle and the interaction of mind and hand when using the medium of drawing. Their works suggest a change in the zeitgeist, making it rather anti-materialist and expressive of doubt in the fun society, yet without propagandist simplification. The aim of this tendency is not imitation of the outside world, or a documenting approach, but a search for the autonomy of refined emotions, as manifest in shimmering lines and an introspective tone.
With works by: Tomislav Ceranic, Motoko Dobashi, Katja Eckert, Olaf Holzapfel, Sebastian Hammwöhner, John Kleckner, Roland Stratmann.
11.07. – 03.08.2008
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm
7 - 10 pm
‘Nevertheless’ is being realised with generous support from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Senate Offices – Cultural Affairs.
Studio 1, Bethanien