Entries by Oliver Arendt

Still Lifes and Portraits

Magda Beger presents two prints from her degree: a series of etchings, with portraits and still lifes. To give the prints the presence they require, she has black glazed frames made. Occasion to discuss the highly complex field of framing. Spacers, passepartouts, the distance from glass to paper, and the balance of shades of white […]

Behold the sea itself

After taking our thoughts out to sea, wrapping them in longing, letting them bounce on a shiny surface, Irene Fernández Arcas lets our senses immerse in her work. While the cyanotype, of deepest marine blue, is a good way to follow the gaze of unfulfilled longing into the deep, a color pencil drawing charms by […]

Current State of Kiwan

Kiwan presents us with the current state of his new work. A rotund, organic fusion of ellipsoids drives around the room on a robotized rack. So far, it darts across the room in a forward and backward motion, and with a reach that‘s hard to calculate. It is still a little too fast, Kiwan says, […]

Last Steps on the Way to the Catalogue

Janis and Annemarie have no fear of contact on the final metres of catalogue production. Quite a strain – and the bookbinder had been clear from the start: a machine binding would have been a lot faster. But owing to the ambitious idea of creating the cover based on the principle of the Swiss Brochure […]

Ann-Charlotte’s Seating Trial

Something every experienced visitor of contemporary art exhibitions will agree with: video art can be a pain. The way in which it is brought to bear in exhibitions is oftentimes vexing to the spectator who seeks a full view, and who is frequently thrown into the middle of a complex narrative, whose meaning he can […]

Forsightfulness

It is great when insights have a framework. But the frame which Gintare Simutyte gives to her new pictorial insights leads a life of its own. Contrary to the common art of framing, her side bars reach onto the paper – the frame leads, quasi subito, into the image space, supporting the windowlike character, which […]

Between Art and Politics

Yehudit Yinhar is making good progress with her leaflet project. They are published weekly, usually referring to current political themes. Now, she is faced with the question how work that is meant for public space could take place in a gallery space. This conflict has the potential of putting space into question, and to achieve, […]

Rahel Goetsch VS. RUTH

Little compares to the adrenaline rush on the court: The serving player is leading, 5-2 in the third set, the match seems decided. But then, the first serve is out, the second hits the net. A lucky passing shot of his opponent sets him back to 0-30. Irritated by this sudden resistance, he serves another […]

A glimpse into the world of Oskar’s drawing

Oskar Zaumseil is presenting his new drawings, the work of this semester. His approach is fully intuitive: he creates a plan on the paper, which is then filled in. That can be rather taxing. What results, though, is energy, concentration, a body of drawing which one can’t help but love.

A short visit with Manuel

Acute, in the throws of ultramarine fever, Manuel Tayarani is working on new drawings and objects. Plastic, clay, paper, ruler: A cursory glimpse of his work space is cause for brisk associations. Here’s a space for drawing, kneading, pasting, cutting, pulverizing, atomizing – in front, behind, above, below. And for speculations on how all this […]