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Myriam Holme — ein kräftiger hauch​

27/11/2021 - 20/02/2022 

Opening Friday, 26th November, 2021 —  7pm

At PORT25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Myriam Holme has installed a material painting, equally silent and poetic, in which the boundaries between media and genres are blurred.

 

Space and time, those apparently fixed parameters, are no longer fixable in Myriam Holme’s installation. The painting shapes the space, all is material and, in the installation, joined together to form a temporary shape. The picture is liberated from the tie to This-way-and-no-other, and beholders do not stand in front of the picture, they are in the middle of the painting.

 

Holme’s installation is a sensory experience and a challenge to perception. In her space-consuming material painting, surrounded by the optical and haptic stimuli of the vastest array of materials, such as shimmering imitation gold leaf, sparkling glass or reflective aluminium, beholders become part of a walk-in painting, an almost ‘baroque’ staging.

 

This is poetic and overpowering; elementary questions of painting are thrown up at the same time. A sound installation on the long staircase to the exhibition hall functions as a transition to the picture. To a certain extent, the space becomes a landscape painting, the picture of a landscape that glitters in enchanted clarity after the rain. It is a preconceptual picture and simultaneously a question, not so much an answer, to painting.

 

For the first time, Myriam Holme’s ‘artist’s books’ are also on show. Holme has been painting and drawing in her catalogues (published at Kerber Verlag in 2010) for about eight years. On the illustration pages, she removes shapes and adds new ones; each page is an intellectual game, mulling over the What-if. At the same time, these painted-on books are also a kind of sketchbook, in which ideas are played through. The books are presented in the cabinet, and on selected guided tours and during the artist’s talk, visitors are permitted to browse them and explore the multitude of possibilities.

 

Myriam Holme,*1971 in Mannheim, lives and works in Mannheim. Among other distinctions, she has been awarded the Art Karlsruhe Preis, in 2019, and the Sparda Kunstpreis, in 2017.

The exhibition is accompanied by the edition "regengemenge", 2021,
Edition 3 + 2 AP, digital print on Alu-Dibond, 23,5 x 40 cm.

Available on site or in our online shop.

To the artist's website here.

Supported by supPORTer e. V. and the Stiftung Kunstfonds as part of the federal programme NEUSTART KULTUR.

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Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy

Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy II
25.09. — 07.11.2021, Opening 24. September, 19 Uhr

Elisabeth Bereznicki (DE), Isa Dahl (DE), Marta Filipiak i Łukasz Owczarzak (PL), Piotr Grodzki (PL), Jan Jansen (DE), Ulrika Jäger (DE), Krzysztof Nowicki (PL), Grzegorz Pleszyński (PL), Stefanie Reling-Burns (DE), Marta Szymielewicz (PL).

Harte Zeiten/Ciężkie Czasy is a Polish-German project which aims to promote dialogue and cooperation through exhibitions, studio visits and a symposium. Behind it is the desire, at a time of an increasingly acute political and social climate, to highlight – as a counter-balance – common European values based on humanist traditions. Art is always a reflection of social attitudes.

 

It also raises questions and stimulates reflection, for example on how we, both as individuals and as a society at large, can meet the challenges of the present and the future. The twenty artists taking part in the project address the theme of Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy in an extremely diverse way – from isolation, the search for identity and belonging to social groups, through homeland, Europe and environmental degradation, to the ability to navigate the world of information and progressive social change. The artists were selected through an open call for participation. The exhibitions and accompanying events are also a great opportunity to expand contacts between institutions and artists from Bydgoszcz and Mannheim, which have been partner cities for thirty years now, and to continuously develop Polish-German cooperation.

 

Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy is the fruit of the collaboration between Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg and PORT25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Mannheim. The team working on the project: Kim Behm, Simone Demandt, Agnieszka Gorzaniak, Karolina Leśnik-Patelczyk, Clemens Ottnad, Yvonne Vogel, Julia Wenz (jury), Tomasz Zieliński. A total of twenty artists (ten Polish and ten German) present their work as part of this project, with each exhibition featuring the work of five Polish and five German artists.

 

The project Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy takes place under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Bydgoszcz, Rafał Bruski, and under the patronage of the Mayor of Mannheim, Dr. Peter Kurz. Honorary patronage was also taken by the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Jarosław Włodzimierz Kuropatwiński.

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Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy I
31.07. — 12.09.2021, Eröffnung am 30. Juli, 19 Uhr

Julia Braciszewska (PL), Tomasz Dobiszewski (PL), Kuba Elwertowski (PL), Uwe Ernst (DE), Martina Geiger-Gerlach (DE), Sophie Innmann (DE), Tanja Niederfeld (DE),  Dorota Ścisła (PL), Katinka Theis (DE), Sebastian Trzoska (PL). 

Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy ist ein deutsch-polnisches Projekt, das mit Ausstellungen, Atelierbesuchen und einem Symposium auf Dialog und Austausch ausgerichtet ist. Dahinter steht der Wunsch, in Zeiten, in denen das politische und gesellschaftliche Klima spürbar rauer wird, die gemeinsamen europäischen Werte vor dem Hintergrund humanistischer Traditionen als Gegengewicht zu betonen. Kunst ist immer ein Spiegel der Gesellschaft.

 

Darüber hinaus wirft die Kunst aber auch Fragen auf oder regt zur Reflektion an, zum Beispiel über die Frage, wie wir als Individuen ebenso wie als Gesellschaft die Herausforderungen der Gegenwart und der Zukunft bewältigen können. Die 20 beteiligten Künstlerinnen und Künstler greifen das Thema Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy in ihren Werken ganz unterschiedlich auf – die Themen reichen von Vereinzelung, Identitätssuche und sozialen Gruppen über Heimat, Europa und Umweltzerstörung bis hin zum Umgang mit Informationen oder dem gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Ausgewählt wurden die Künstlerinnen und Künstler über offene Ausschreibungen. Die Ausstellungen und die begleitenden Veranstaltungen sind auch eine Gelegenheit, die Kontakte zwischen Institutionen und Künstlerinnen und Künstlern in Bydgoszcz und Mannheim, die seit 30 Jahren eine Städtepartnerschaft haben, auszubauen und die deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit kontinuierlich weiterzuentwickeln. 

Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy ist eine Kooperation der Galeria Miejska bwa in Bydgoszcz, des Künstlerbundes Baden-Württemberg und des PORT25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Mannheim. Die Ausstellungen finden parallel im PORT25-Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Mannheim und in der Galeria Miejska bwa in Bydgoszcz statt. Nach dem ersten Teil tauschen die Ausstellungen die Präsentationsorte – die in Mannheim gezeigte Ausstellung wird in Bydgoszcz präsentiert, während die in Bydgoszcz gezeigte Ausstellung nach Mannheim reisen wird. Insgesamt 20 Künstlerinnen und Künstler präsentieren ihre Werke im Projekt. 

Ein dreisprachiger Katalog wird am Ende des Projekts veröffentlicht. 

Das Projekt Harte Zeiten / Ciężkie Czasy steht unter der Schirmherrschaft des Mannheimer Oberbürgermeisters Dr. Peter Kurz und des Stadtpräsidenten von Bydgoszcz, Rafał Bruski

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Edgar Lissel & Claus Stolz

20.03. — 20.06.2021

Lichtecht

Edgar Lissel & Claus Stolz

March 20, 2021 — June 20, 2021

digital opening: March 19, 2021 — 7 p.m.

 

What is photography, in actual fact? This question, among others, is pursued by Edgar Lissel and Claus Stolz. Following entirely different paths, both explore the basic concept and the limits of the photographic, combining media archaeology approaches with contemporary technologies as they do so.


Edgar Lissel (*1965 in Northeim, lives in Vienna) follows a strongly conceptual approach. For example, he converts entire living spaces into pinhole cameras, so that the upside-down picture of the urban exterior on the image’s surface merges with the silhouettes of the furnishings inside. Alternatively, he avails himself of biological phenomena by using certain photosensitive bacteria in the image creation process. The growth process of these bacteria colonies makes pictures visible that would not be reproducible, since in a sense, under the artist’s guidance, they arose through the interplay of light, time, motion and space. Behind this there is a querying of photographic processes, within which Edgar Lissel abolishes the distance between himself and the photographic event that would result from the use of a camera, for instance. 


Whereas Edgar Lissel thus evinces a comprehensible closeness and directness to the photographic image, with Claus Stolz (*1963 in Mannheim, resides there likewise) the image bridges sometimes inconceivable distances: In his “Sunburns” there is nothing, apart from a lens that concentrates the sunlight, between the light source and the photographic material. An occurrence extended across approximately 150 kilometres becomes visible in its microscopic effect. This is a radical form of analogue photography, in which the artist plans the controlled fortuity, launches, observes and halts the process. Claus Stolz is committed to photographic experiments with material; the illustrative function immanent in photography is an incidental aspect to him. This latter comes to bear in his series “Kammerspiel”, however. What appears to be precise sharply photographed, luminously colourful blossoms against a dark ground reveals itself as bizarre still life arrangements. 

The exhibition is sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wüttemberg within the framework of the impulse program "Kunst trotz Abstand":

 


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Deltabeben

 

29. November 2020 — 28. Februar 2021
digitale Eröffnung: 12. Dezember 2020

Deltabeben. Regionale 2020

In cooperation with the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the Kunstverein Mannheim

November 29, 2020 — February 28, 2021

 

Every two years, and for the sixth time in 2020, the "Deltabeben" will take place - alternately in Mannheim and Ludwigshafen: A joint exhibition project of the institutions for contemporary art. In the meantime, it has become a continuous overview show of art in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, which shows and documents the artistic diversity again and again. The participating artists* come from all parts of the region between Mannheim, Mainz, Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. Their spectrum ranges from photography, painting, sculptural and installation works to video and performance art. It is not possible to apply for participation, but a changing team of experts from the art scene is asked to propose two artists* each. There is no age limit, but the artists should live and work in the region, because the "Deltabeben" also serves to promote exchange and networking between the individual smaller art scenes in the region. "Deltabeben. Regionale 2020" shows once again how urban and diverse the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is with its artists* and their art.