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Galerie Obrist

Galerie Obrist

Private Gallery
Galerie Obrist The gallery was founded by art historian Torsten Obrist in March 2000 in Essen, Germany. The emphasis is on dealing and communicating of contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. In continual and personal collaboration with the artists we convey their work in regular single exhibitions, publications and fairs. Six exhibitions a year are held with works of both national and international artists.

The program is aligned on the work of artists, who are concerned with basic questions on art. The focus is on art, that deals with art's inherent problems, art reception and art communication, as well as art, that questions the function of art in our society; art positions, which inspire a dialogue in conscious perception of our times.

The gallery prefers art, that takes a look at the world from a perceiving point of view, combined with a minimalistic reduction of the artistic means. This is true for paintings and sculptures, as well as for the photographs in the gallery's program. A principal focus is therefore the fictional photography based on the seminal work of the Essen professor, photographer and collector Otto Steinert, whose followers themselves are now working as professors and photographers.

The gallery is a member of the "Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien" (German federal association of galleries).
Foundation year: 2000
Director(s): Torsten Obrist
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