ARR 22-00 Foto: VW (VeneKlasen/Werner)| Lucas Arruda, Untitled, 2014
 
 
Galerie Guido W. Baudach | Yves Scherer
„Closer“
15 November 2014 – 10 January 2015
Opening 14 November 2014, 6 p.m.

 
Taking its title from the British celebrity magazine of the same name with „the latest gossip and stories about real people“ the exhibition combines new work in an immersive installation covering both the physical gallery space and its virtual environment: Scherer has taken over the gallery’s website for the duration of the exhibition and turned it into an archive of high-resolution images showing the actress Emma Watson in her leisure time.
 

 
BQ | Marcus Steinweg
„Poster Philosophy“
15 November 2014 – 10 January 2015
Opening 14 November 2014, 6–9 pm
 
Marcus Steinweg has conceived a series of philosophical posters. By their arrangement, they add up to a three-dimensional textual structure. The “Philosophical Posters” demonstrate that philosophy – even though opposing stereoptypes and criticising simplicisms – always involves a certain degree of simplification and of bold directness; the same is true for science and for art.
 
 

Kewenig | Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
”Una isla en el cielo”
17 November 2014 – 31 January 2015
Opening 15 November at 7 p.m. with the artist attending
 
She works in both coloured and graphite pencil, often on utility papers that seduce viewers into strange, fantastic worlds. Apart from the sheets of drawings, for the first time, new, three-dimensional paper works by the artist are on show.
 
 
Galerie NEU | Claire Fontaine
„Fighting Gravity“
15 November 2014 – 10 January 2015
Opening 15 November 2014
 
If in fairy tales and myths the trip is the synonym of change and metamorphosis, in Fighting Gravity Moscow-London, London-Moscow (2010) the uneventful journey between these two cities is filmed from the cockpit of a private jet and projected in real time on a double-sided screen.
 
 

Galerie Nordenhake | Ann Edholm
„Trotz (In Spite of All)“
November 15 2014 – January 10 2015
Opening November 14 2014, 6 – 8 pm
 
With an elaborate network of cultural, religious and symbolic references Edholm meticulously merges classical painting with elemental geometric shapes and slight painterly gestures. The size of the canvases and the relationship between form, scale and colour in the compositions subtly define the meeting between viewer and painting.
 
 
Schleicher/Lange | FRANZISKA FURTER
“Turbulences”
15 November 2014 – 20 December 2014
Opening 14 November 2014
 
Franziska Furter’s current solo show at SCHLEICHER/LANGE consists of three groups of works: Shapes and Spells and Turbulences. Among other things, it concerns itself with the happiness of immersion and the search for the line.
 
 
Sprüth Magers | Louise Lawler
„No Drones“
15 November 2014 – 17 January 2015
Opening 14 November 2014, 6 – 9 pm
 
Over the last 30 years, Louise Lawler has been making photographs that depict views of objects and artworks in their everyday working environments, shifting the emphasis from the subject itself to vantage points, framing devices and the modes of distribution that affect the reception of an artwork. For No Drones, Lawler will exhibit a group of ‘tracings’, a series that she developed for her exhibition at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, in 2013.
 
 
Sprüth Magers | Robert Elfgen
„I wish my pictures“
15 November 2014 – 17 January 2015
Opening 14 November 2014, 6 – 9 pm
 
Elfgen includes the architecture of the exhibition site in the overall concept, and a recurrent approach is the play with real and illusionistic space in both his collages and installations. Echoing sacred art and architecture, the artist creates a symbolic totality that is conveyed by physical movement, and which makes it possible to experience the private mythology he develops.
 
 
VW (VENEKLASEN/WERNER) | LUCAS ARRUDA
„Deserto Modelo“
15 November 2014 -10 January 2015
Opening 15 November 2015
 
Lucas Arruda creates subtle depictions of landscapes real or imagined, or sometimes remembered from other paintings. Neither ironic nor naive, Arruda’s paintings are disarmingly matter-of-fact, concerned with exploring the material, illusionistic and evocative possibilities of paint.
 
 
Zak Branicka | Paweł Książek
„Figures“
15 November 2014 – 31 January 2015
Openging 14 November 2014, 6 to 9pm
 
The word „figure“ derives from the Latin language; it can be abbreviated as „fig.“ or symbolised by the Greek letter „φ“, which refers to the figure, can be a symbol of luminous flux as well as golden ratio. Paweł Książek uses this ambiguity as the starting point for his new series of paintings entitled Figures.
 
 

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