CARL EMANUEL WOLFF
17 Sep till 11 Nov 2016
After a long summer break in Berlin, we’re opening the ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE salon with the exhibition REMIX!
Collected in the Berlin Museum of Prints and Drawings, among other places, a wide audience knows the large format graphite drawings of the American Laura Bruce, who lives in Berlin. Often, her cultural background comes to the fore, a background shaped by the loving confrontation with the Christian conservative America of her parents. And now: Laura Bruce shows us colourful images drawn on large sheets, opening up a new perspective on American comics. She uses graphite and coloured pencils to create drawings that look whimsical at first glance, but reveal a profound socio-politically critical potential when you look twice. In addition, REMIX! also presents small-format works from the Monster group. Nude drawings with an almost classical flair, men with large penises, couples drawn using strong but searching lines that often hide more than they reveal.
August Macke’s nudes, created between 1907 and 1914, the year of his passing, expose more than Bruce’s pictures – lying women, alone and in groups, often with an almost voyeuristic view of their genital area. All of the works shown at the exhibit are from the Macke family’s private collection, many are permanent loans from the family at the Bonn Museum of Modern Art and the LWL – Museum of Art and Culture in Münster. This part of our REMIX! presentation is also a reference to our springtime exhibition of August Macke’s work Gelber Akt mit roter Blume (Yellow Nude with Red Flower, 1911), which is sure to be a highlight at the anniversary auction at Villa Grisebach this November.
We are also pleased for our longtime partner, the painter, DJ and swing dancer Sven Drühl, whose solo exhibit Simulationen. Landschaft jenseits der Wirklichkeit (Simulations. Landscape beyond reality) is opening at the Haus am Waldsee; after all, we dedicated two solo exhibits to him in 2012 and 2014. For REMIX!, Drühl painted two completely new pictures, for the first time featuring a volcano as a subject. However: anyone who knows Drühl knows that the volcano isn’t a volcano, as it refers back to existing, in this case he’s referencing artefacts from the World Wide Web.
Last but not least, Carl Emanuel Wolff, a sculptor with a professorship at the Dresden Academy of Fine Art, is providing numerous sculptures for the exhibit: bronzes, ceramics and works made of aluminium. His very human-like Pigs adorn the salon and the garden, large numbers of fish have been and continue to be shown at the Zionskirche and at ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE. The German Bundestag’s collection also acquired one of the fish sculptures, and we join the artist in his hope that it will soon be made available to the public.
REMIX!: Works of art from more than one hundred years in a house in Charlottenburg built in 1908.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Laura Bruce, Sven Drühl and Carl Emanuel Wolff will be present.
Due to limited space a reservation is needed till September 10, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the Berlin Art Week, all works will already be on display starting on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
For a first view, please register by telephone at the number +49 (0) 160 9699 6886.
The exhibition officially opens from September 15 to September 18, 2016 from 12 to 6 pm and can then be visited without prior registration.