We perceive Nachbilder with closed eyes, as memories, when the original light stimulus of the concrete pre-image has already faded away. It is similar with the works of Jochen Schneider – what we have seen resonates and provides the impetus for his drawings and then for images within us that now tell their own, new story – without providing final answers.
Jochen Schneider dedicates his artistic work to the exploration and graphic appropriation of the immediate everyday world. Sensual experiences and observations provide the impulse – things, structures and textures, experiences and feelings. Jochen Schneider’s works always arise from memories. Memories are difficult to grasp and have no material form, but they are not without objects either. If they take on a visual form, they become something else. The underlying images, situations and objects are dissolved into complete abstraction. The draftsman reduces, connects, arranges and reinvents. The sheets, always laid out in graphite, form themselves from transparent planes of lines, hatchings, and condensed surfaces, from which amorphous or almost geometric volumes emerge and transform into pictorial form. As signs, they stand in relation to one another and refer to things that recall the familiar. In the conundrum between formal assertion and graphic dissolution of the pictorial motifs, sheets of the highest sensitivity emerge.
Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry? at the Alte Nationalgalerie looks at Gauguin’s oeuvre – which was also shaped by Western, colonial ideas of ‘the exotic’ and ‘the erotic’ –, juxtaposing the works with historical material from both Gauguin’s past and...
Under the title "Private Property", the Museum of Photography is showing Newton's cameras, its own collection of photographs and art, its library and parts of its Monte Carlo office, as well as numerous publications of Helmut Newton's photographs.
The Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection has a chance to present itself on a scale never shown until now, with over 2 500 exhibits on display in the Neues Museum's northern wing over three floors, covering 3600m².
The unique partnership that took place in 2011/2012 between the Antikensammlung of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and artist Yadegar Asisi is set to continue in now. In the temporary exhibition building Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama, the exhibition project...