Exhibition time: 30 09 - 31 10 2021
Venue: Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)
We kindly invite You to the opening of West German Artists' Association's exhibition "A bit on the side – Zeichnung auf Nebenwegen / Drawing on Sidepath" curated by Elly Valk-Verheijen and Mira Schumann.
Opening will be on the September 30 (Friday) at 6 pm. at Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas).
A bit on the side – Zeichnung auf Nebenwegen / drawing on sidepath
Pick up a pen and draw: They are fixations of a moment in its fleetingness and intensity at the same time.
Artists of all disciplines, whether draftsmen, painters, sculptors, object artists, often also dancers and musicians use drawing as a snapshot or to explore and investigate thoughts and themes. Through its directness and particularly close proximity to its author, however, the drawing also always acquires a special intrinsic value.
The concept for an exhibition starts with drawings that also show the results of a different path.
The focus should be on drawings that continue to change themselves or, through their particular process of creation, already carry the change in themselves, which open themselves to other areas: Color, the text, the object-like, which become threedimensional, get sound, word, etc., begin to move real in space or in thought.
Works in which the drawing is the starting point, the mouth and at the same time the center, precisely because it certainly goes new ways, detours, side paths, uses other areas and artistic expression possibilities and thus expands itself.
They are space-openers, dimension-expanders and transformers, who give seemingly banal things a completely new dimension, abduct them into strange worlds of thought and show the most diverse realities, which apparently exist permanently parallel to the "usual".
15 artists of different generations, members of the Westdeutscher Künstlerbund e.V., show their individual ways of accessing artistic byways in the form of drawings, collages, objects, installations, video.
The participating artists: Matthias Beckmann, Berlin; P.P. Berg, Münster; Patrick Borchers, Dortmund; Christoph Bangert, Berlin; Nina Brauhauser, Düsseldorf: Marta Colombo, Essen; Christoph Heek, Kleve; Ulrich Möckel, Beckum; Renate Paulsen, Köln; Gerhard Reinert, Gelsenkirchen; Yevgenia Safranowa, Essen; Maria Schleiner, Münster/Dortmund; Mira Schumann, Dortmund; Samuel Treindl, Münster; Alexander Voß, Mülheim/Ruhr.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Kaunas City Municipality.