November 10th, 2016 to January 26th, 2016

Almut Linde

Radical Beauty

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Radical Beauty

 

“Order and structure are important if we are to perceive things at all. In order to do anything, one needs structure. This is the aspect of my work which I call Minimal. On the other hand, Dirt in the sense of disturbance or dysfunction is important in order to go beyond what is subsumed under “order“ of thought.”

Almut Linde (Claudia Emmert in conversation with Almut Linde, ‘Controlled Loss of Control: Form as a Path to Knowledge’,
in: exh. cat. Radical Beauty. Almut Linde, Ostfildern, 2013, p. 243)



Almut Linde, DIRTY MINIMAL #71.4.1, 2013 — BE / BECOME, 2013, Light-Jet-Print

Courtesy: Almut Linde and Drawing Room, Hamburg
Photo: Almut Linde, Hamburg

 

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September 22nd to November 3rd, 2016

Farbe und Form

 

Imi Knoebel · Rolf Rose · Henrik Eiben

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Farbe und Form

 

“True freedom and beauty lies first and foremost in art—which I must work my way into, which I also receive as a gift, which is however not simply there but must be acquired.”

Imi Knoebel


Imi Knoebel, Gartenbild 6, 2013/14, acrylic on synthetic paper, hand painted

Courtesy of the Artist and Drawing Room, Hamburg
Photo: Helge Mundt, Hamburg

 

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May 26th to July 21st, 2016

Katharina Hinsberg

cutting edge

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


cutting edge

 

“The visual experience arises on the one hand from a supposed emptiness and on the other hand from an unfathomable abundance, which is capable of instantly captivating the viewer.”

Katharina Hinsberg, in Katharina Hinsberg, Die Annahmen der Linie,
ed. edith wahland Galerie, Stuttgart 2007


Netz, 2015, graphite on paper, cut out

Courtesy of the artist and Drawing Room, Hamburg
Photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

 

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February 18th to April 28th, 2016

Henrik Eiben

dakar

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


dakar

 

“How can a production be complete though it shows traits of
imperfection? Failure is associated with negativity, but I’d like to change it into something positive in order to show a success within failure. That’s why I plan to see things with new viewing habits. There are categories of life that submit items into positive and negative ones. By art it’ll be possible to create a new order within relations.
It’s the task of an artist to invent something new, new ways of seeing and judging it.”

Henrik Eiben in an interview in the artist’s studio with Dr. Nanna Preußners, 2008


Henrik Eiben, Wolf like me, 2016
Watercolour

Courtesy of the artist and Drawing Room, Hamburg
Photo: Helge Mundt, Hamburg

 

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December 3rd, 2015 to January 28th, 2016

Katja Aufleger

Show

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Show

 

“The "ego" - which is not one with the central government of our nature! - is, indeed, only a conceptual synthesis - thus there are no actions prompted by "egoism".”

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will To Power, Book II, 371


Katja Aufleger, # EGO, 2015
Ceramic, gold, silver, steel, magnet

Courtesy of the artist and Drawing Room, Hamburg
Photo: Katja Aufleger, Hamburg

 

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September 17th to November 5th, 2015

Miriam Cahn

Creature

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Creature

 

“But how to portray the unsayable? The position adopted by the artist must become that of a witness, which in ancient Greece was equivalent to that of the martyr, or rather, the martyrs were martyrs precisely in that they stood as witnesses to what would have otherwise remained unsayable, forgotten. Against this very unsayability and forgetting, Cahn’s entire body of work has been aimed.”

Adam Szymczyk, ‘On the Works of Miriam Cahn’,
in Cat. Miriam Cahn, zeichnen, drawing, dessiner,
Offenburg, 2014


Miriam Cahn, geschwister, 22.03.2010
Oil on canvas, 130 x 65 cm

Courtesy of the artist, Drawing Room, Hamburg and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris.
Photo: François Doury

 

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June 11th to July 24th, 2015

Mariella Mosler

IRIS

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


IRIS

 

“The process of observing ornamental forms, and of following their lines unleashes more energy than would the perception and distinction of form and anti-form, of what is formed and what is not.”

Mariella Mosler in conversation with Dr. Karsten Müller


Mariella Mosler, Red Tree, 2005
Bronze, lacquer, stainless steel

Courtesy of the artist, Drawing Room, Hamburg. Foto: Christoph Irrgang

 

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April 23rd to May 29th, 2015

Jenni Tischer

Pin Down

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Pin Down

 

“Tischer addresses social processes of abstraction - the looming loss
of a human proportionality - with strategies of empathetic
embodiment that she develops from the historical designs that are
themselves abstractions.”

Manuela Ammer, „Sing me a Song with Social Significance“.
From „pin“ via PIN to Jenni Tischer’s Pin,
in exhibition catalogue Pin. Jenni Tischer, mumok Wien, 2014

Jenni Tischer, Making Code I, 2015

Courtesy of the artist, Drawing Room, Hamburg and Krobath Wien/Berlin. Photo: Helge Mundt

 

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February 26th to April 2nd, 2015

Hayley Tompkins

Technicolor Hamburger

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12AM to 7PM
and by appointment


Technicolor Hamburger

 

“There are lots of empty, ovoid shapes and whirls. Waves of color, like wavelengths or a spectrum. The paint has naturally dried that way through the process (...) – it’s like they’re developing themselves, coming into being. There’s nothing pictorial about them, I actually want to avoid making a picture, I am aiming to create a mist, or temperament within the painting – a state of play.”

Hayley Tompkins in conversation
with Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson,
Aspen, Colorado, 2013

Hayley Tompkins, Digital Light Pool LXXXIII 2014

Courtesy of the artist, Drawing Room, Hamburg and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Helge Mundt

 

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October 30th, 2014 to January 15th, 2015

Kerstin Kartscher

Riffs Palaces Ploughshares

 

Extended until February 6th, 2015

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4PM to 7PM
and by appointment


Riffs Palaces Ploughshares

 

„I want to create inspiring, hopeful, promising, elegant places. I want to create beauty without excluding everything else, without excluding the knowledge of the unpleasant events in our world.“

Kerstin Kartscher

 

the flow of visitors and temperature, 2011

 

 

September 11th to October 23rd, 2014

Sabine Hornig

Photographic Works and Models

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4PM to 7PM
and by appointment


Photographic Works and Models

 

„What is fascinating is that our way of seeing things, our gradual comprehension, can always shift back and forth between reality and image, between imagination and understanding. I see my work in this perpetual comparison (…).“

Sabine Hornig

Ohne Titel (Schatten) / Untitled (Shadow), 2012

 

text by the photo historian Ulrich Rüter > PDF

 

May 22nd to July 1st, 2014

Melissa Kretschmer

Plane Series – Water Bodies

 

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4PM to 7PM
and by appointment

 

Plane Series – Water Bodies

 

"I feel myself moving more and more towards the actual interior of the work, towards the idea of penetrating the surface to show that painting is not just about surface and support. There is color and texture to be drawn out of the center of the material."

Melissa Kretschmer

 

Arroyo, 2014

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March 27th to May 8th, 2014

Small is Beautiful

 

Jan Albers, Katja Aufleger, Matti Braun, Mathias Deutsch, Henrik Eiben, Jirí Kovanda, Melissa Kretschmer, Mariella Mosler, Davina Semo, Jenni Tischer, Robert Waters

 

 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4PM to 7PM
and by appointment

 

 

Beeswax, silk and sheets of paper...

Small is Beautiful

 

Under the title "Small is Beautiful", the first Drawing Room exhibition incorporates the positions of eleven contemporary artists, most of whom present small-format works along minimalist and conceptual lines.

 

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