Johannes Franzen: „40962 Rot, Grün, Blau“, 2007, C-Print Diasec je 174 x 174 cm
Works by Birgit Antoni, Johannes Franzen, John Hilliard and Imi Knoebel
11 January - 1 March 2008
You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening on Friday, 11 January 2008, at 7 p. m.
Since the late 1930s, artists have increasingly dealt with the subject of geometry. The list of names coming to mind includes Josef Albers, Max Bill, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra and Laurence Weiner, among many others. Geometry is involved in concrete art, minimalism, serial and conceptual art. In Islamic art, too, geometry obviously plays a central role.
This exhibition is a juxtaposition of four artists with their different techniques and approaches to the motto of "Beyond Geometry." Geometry - measurable relations of points, straight lines and intersections, planes and bodies constructed from basic elements - constituted the main reference point for the artists, yet the title also suggests that the works shown are examples of a realm past the mere geometrical.