Anita Beckers

Tea Time - Living with Art

04 Jul - 30 Aug 2008

© Marc Baruth
Der Verlorene Sohn - Der Schafhirte im Walde, 2005
58 x 81 cm
Group Exhibition

part 1: July 4th - 26th 2008

Part 2: August 1st - 30th 2008

Not only is the art market subjected to increasing attention in recent years, but also its best buyers, the art collectors. Not only is the audience interested in the collections but more and more in collectors as personalities themselves and their private life is the subject of public attention.
But what does it really mean to live a life in intimacy with art? What does it mean when the love for art is not merely a weekend visit to the museum, but the works are at home, populate the rooms and fill the four walls with a life of their own?
As a gallery, which usually is only a mediator between the market and the collector, we seek with "Teatime" for life and art to come closer and recreate the home environment of a passionate collector. During this summer we stage a platform for a life with and between art and fill it, in addition to the art itself, with lectures and artist talks, with Nathalie Grenzhaeuser for instance. The updated program is to be found at our website.
The exhibition consists of two parts (the opening of the second part will take place on the 1st of August), showing work on two central themes of the artistic creation in recent years: "Landscape Beyond Romanticism" and "Media and Everyday Life". Works of Sonja Braas, Julia Oschatz, Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Clare Langan, Bjørn Melhus, Kota Ezawa, Billa Burger, Marc Baruth, Liu Zhenchen, Niklas Golbach and Charlotte Mumm are here to be seen.
Selected pieces of furniture provide the ambience of a fictive collector living environment populated with photography, painting, sculpture and video art. The furniture is kindly made available by DESIGNFFM and the Designer Stefan Weckesser for the duration of the exhibition.
We kindly invite you to build an impression and make yourself comfortable between the sofa, a cup of tea and the art works.

Tasja Langenbach

artist talk: Nathalie Grenzhaeuser & Sebastian Knoll
July 18. 2008 (7 p.m.)

Tags: Sonja Braas, Kota Ezawa, Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Clare Langan, Bjørn Melhus, Julia Oschatz