10. October 2018 – 21. December 2018

Harriet Groß Im Kontrapunkt

Im Kontrapunkt

With the exhibition project "Im Kontrapunkt" we are daring something new: the Berlin artist Harriet Groß is creating her art in the gallery in front of visitors and employees. At the beginning there are only bare exhibition walls and the only thing that is clear is that parts of the two work groups 'Fugen' (gaps/joints) and 'Saum' (seams) will be integrated. Neither Harriet Groß nor we know what the result at the end of the creation process will be.

The artist works in public. Even before the exhibition opens, viewers are invited to observe the growth and changes. At the Vernissage, the artwork is presented, possibly still in the making. We can't wait to see it. Harriet Groß works with spaces. With her material (ink, tape, string, poles, tubes, blinds and the knife), she draws structures and tracks of our constructs of memory, idea or social spaces into existing spaces in a strongly reduced colour palette. She follows the rhythm of thoughts and directs our gaze to transitions and gaps. In it, she repeatedly locates individual definite elements that refer to the here and now. The active construction of the spatial image by the viewer is an important aspect of her work.

Biography

1967             Born in Munich

1988-1994     Studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin

1995-2002     Studied fine art at the Hochschule der Künste (master student of Marwan) in Berlin and at the Royal College of Art in London

Now              She lives and works in Berlin.

Exhibitions (Selection)

2018 Co/Lab III, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Eine Enzyklopädie des Zarten, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin; Pionierpflanzen und weiterer Wildwuchs, Alte Schule Adlershof, Berlin; Leerende Gaehne, GaDeWe, Bremen; Hommage à Marwan, Galerie Pankow, Berlin; Die Landschaft, Bar Babette, Berlin; 2017 Die Kapelle und das spezifische Gewicht der Zeit, Schloßkapelle, Weimar; In den Raum zeichnen, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie Nord, Berlin; 2016 FUGEN, Vincenz Sala Paris/Berlin; nirgendwo hier, Galerie Axel Obiger (with Simone Lanzenstiel), Berlin; 2015 von den Schatten der Ideen, Galerie Axel Obiger (with Anne Brannys), Berlin; 2014 ge schicht et, Japanisch Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Berlin (GUP-py); Mirroring, Aando Fine Arts, Berlin; Ankunft, Übergangswohnheim Marienfelde, Berlin; Flüchtige Koordinaten, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin (with Franziska Hünig)

Exhibition opening: 10 October 2018 at 7.30pm.

Duration of the Exhibition: 11 October 2018 - 14 December 2018

Welcoming Address: Jan Jacobsen, Managing Director Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH

Introduction: Frizzi Krella, Art Historian and Curator, Guardini Gallery Berlin

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (not on holidays and bridging days)

Deutsche Werkstätten, (New Company Building), Moritzburger Weg 68, 01109 Dresden, Germany

+49 351 21 590-0, www.dwh.de

 

Admission is free of charge and parking in the company car park is possible.

We cordially invite you, your family and friends to the opening of the exhibition.