WITH WORKS FROM: SVEN DRÜHL + HERMANN NITSCH + YVONNE ROEB + MICHA ULLMAN
26 APRIL TO 15 JUNE 2019
Opening hours: Wed – Fri: 1 – 6 pm, Sat: 11 am – 3 pm
Exhibition Opening: 25. April 2019, 7 to 9 pm
Bettina Scholz, born in 1979 and living in Berlin, is currently shown at the exhibition HYPER! – A JOURNEY INTO ART AND MUSIC exhibited in Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen. Between artistic positions of Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky, Richard Prince, Albert Oehlen and many others Scholz presents three large-format works behind and on glass, which are based on soundtracks of different bands (and films?). Created in 2018, Queen (after F.G.) is inspired by Queens movie music to Flash Gordon. In an interview with the curator of the Hamburg exhibition Max Dax, the artist says: … she perfectly corresponds to the grandiose set design, the queer aesthetics of the film and the wonderful outer space. The sky in Flash Gordon looks like someone has poured ink into water.
In fact, many of Bettina Scholz colored works look like someone has poured ink into water. Their image carriers, which are counterfeited with a glass pane, are painted, printed, sprayed, collaged or even dipped in Chinese ink during the artistic process. The process does not follow art historical patterns and role models, but the perception of a moment, a recording and the transformation of an existing environment. The results are works that often appear dark and threatening due to their density and their presence, but which develop very differentiated in great beauty with the second glance.
Scholz’s presentation will be accompanied by sculptures by Yvonne Roeb and Sven Drühl, as well as ten and nineteen-year-old works by the ‘old masters’ Micha Ullman and Hermann Nitsch. While Micha Ullman shows gray-colored showers from the series ‘Tisch’ reminiscent of the Shabbat meal, Hermann Nitsch is represented by a large relic that was created in the context of the Orgies Mystery Theater. The Düsseldorf sculptor Yvonne Roeb and the Berlin artist Sven Drühl complement the BEAUTIFUL DISASTER with works created this year.
Artworks of the current exhibition, References