Upcoming: Dominik Lejman | Haptic Aphorisms

Upcoming: Dominik Lejman | Haptic Aphorisms

We are happy to announce Haptic Aphorisms a solo presentation by Dominik Lejman at the gallery, showcasing the artist's latest projects.

Opening: Friday, 26 April 2019, from 6 to 9 pm
Exhibition: April 27 – June 15, 2019

Current: Hubert Czerepok | Americans, I am afraid of

Current: Hubert Czerepok | Americans, I am afraid of

Opening: Friday, 22 February 2019 from 6 to 9 pm
Exhibition: 23 February – 20 April, 2019

A Border
I had a dream about a border, very difficult to cross,
though I myself had crossed a number of such borders
despite the guardians of states and empires.

In the dream everything was fine as long as
we were not forced to cross the border.

On this side a fluffy green carpet made from the treetops
of a tropical forest, we soar over it, we birds.

On the other side nothing.
Nothing to be touched, seen, heard, tasted.

We prepare to go there reluctantly, like emigrés
who do not expect happiness in the distant countries of their exile.

Czesław Milosz *
Zofia Kulik in Dresden

Zofia Kulik in Dresden

The Medea Insurrection. Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain

An escape into mythology? Not with her! It is true that, prior to 1989, East German literary figures and painters frequently fell back on scenes from the ancient world when depicting their discontent with the regime. However, for the artists presented here, all of whom rose to maturity behind the Iron Curtain, mythology was not so much self-denial as a no-nonsense amplifier of their desires and feelings of resentment. Their interpretations of Medea, Cassandra or Penthesilea were pure punk. Women artists from East Germany, flanked by others from Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania, played with fire, committed provocative acts, protested and experimented beneath the radar of the accepted media. They bared themselves and their rage, rejecting both Socialist and bourgeois role models. This double refusal meant that they were generally running greater risks than their male counterparts. This combination of defiance and energy still leaves its mark in their imagery today.

8 Dec, 2018 – 31 Mar, 2019

Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau
Georg-Treu-Platz 1
01067 Dresden

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