MARTIN ASSIG - GLÜCKHABEN
Works on paper, sculptures
March 6th - May 17th, 2015
Martin Assig’s drawings shine with laconic words and sentences, to which he matches abstract patterns, faces, bodies and clothes in order to let intimate insights, remarks and quotes of the day speak mutely to us.
Possessed of unusual patience and perseverance Assig, born in Schwelm in 1959, now a Berlin resident, creates in his graphic works sheets that unfold a great inner splendour in a small space, targeting directly the very essence of life. The exhibition “Glückhaben” (being fortunate) presents, among other things, over 200 works on paper from his extensive group of work named St. Paul, a series that has been conceived as a tribute to Paul Klee and has kept growing since 2009. More
Fig.: Martin Assig, St. Paul #468 Ⓒ Martin Assig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
NEZAKET EKICI - EVERYTHING WE POSSESS POSSESSES US, TOO
Performances, installations, videos
June 5th - August 16th, 2015
The exhibition tells a story of boundless possibilities, obstacles and outdated taboos, of interaction, corporeality and spiritual freedom. Not least, however, it tells a story of being possessed by possession for as long as we have not found the key to our own independence.
Time and again Nezaket Ekici‘s projects and actions equate to self-assurances in a multicultural, globally expanding society. As a woman and human being the master student of Marina Abramović throws herself against this trend with all the force and self-confidence at her disposal, creating strong images in the viewer‘s mind and triggering mental processes of transformation, bursting through limitations. More
Fig.: Nezaket Ekici, Living Room, Performance Installation 2010, Photo by Günther Pedrotti