24 Feb - 07 Apr 2012
24 February - 7 April, 2012
Galerie Bernd Kugler is delighted to be able to present a group exhibition of the gallery artists plus two guest artists under the title “Black Oriental”:
Madeleine Boschan, André Butzer, Holger Endres, Patrycja German, Erwin Gross, Tobias Hantmann, Thilo Heinzmann, Andy Hope 1930, Anna Kolodziejska, René Luckhardt, Hans-Peter Thomas, Thomas Winkler, Ulrich Wulff.
The idea of considering the colour black from various artistic viewpoints is, on a superficial level only, the object of this get-together. “Black can be defined as the visual impression experienced when no visible light reaches the eye”. It is “the color of objects that do not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum” – that is what the popular website Wikipedia tells us in 2012.
Even when we see the colour black, that’s no reason to “think black” (very German).
Because: It is not about bringing together what are obviously incompatible points of view in the field of art and life, but rather it’s about offering a bridge or a viewing platform from which each solitary piece of work can be considered separately, in a similar way to what is just round the corner from the Bernd Kugler gallery here in Innsbruck’s Hörtnaglpassage, the panoramic painting in the rotunda depicting the themed patchwork “war and liberation”.
Between the years 2004 and 2006, the artist Ulrich Wulff worked in an atelier on the border between the Berlin districts of Mitte and Wedding. It was a dark, rundown room with old electrical wiring and, for financial reasons, suitable lighting conditions were out of the question. As a contrast, Wulff painted everything (including the window panes) black and, in friendly agreement, called the room “Black Oriental”. Get-togethers and exhibitions were held there at irregular intervals together with fellow artists Tobias Hantmann, Kitty Kraus, Dirk Bell, Thomas Winkler and Daniel Müller-Friedrichsen among others.