NUMBERED AND HANDSIGNED. Graphic and sculpture works.
January 26 - April 1, 2017, DIE GALERIE
Art prints and printmaking are currently experiencing a Renaissance of public interest. The expressive diversity of the multifaceted art form, however, has long appealed to many artists who have taken advantage of the variety of available printmaking techniques to create unique, independent artworks. Whether the preference lies in planographic, intaglio or relief printing, or in the graphic line or color field, the possibilities of the techniques are limitless, complex, and exacting. Unlike in the hermitic seclusion of the studio, the artist usually works closely together with a specialist printer for the technical execution of the creative idea – the interaction and feedback thus expanding the spectrum of artistic possibilities. The production of multiples likewise enables the artist to reach a broader circle of people than possible with a singular piece.
The history of DIE GALERIE and Peter Femfert's commitment to art has its roots not only in the late 1970s, but in the graphic arts as well. The reigning ideal of the time was to make art available to everyone: the elitist concept of collecting art was democratized and, as a result, the cornerstone was laid for many a now large and famous private collection. As a print publisher, Peter Femfert worked together with a variety of internationally renowned artists. The exhibition NUMBERED AND HANDSIGNED spans all the way back to that time. Thus, on the one hand it presents editions by artists such as Valerio Adami, Miguel Berrocal, Corneille, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and on the other it introduces graphic works by younger contemporary artists whose tendencies correspond to the program of DIE GALERIE. The exhibition is intended less as a "glossary" of the diverse technical options than it is much more – with its nearly 90 woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints – an exploration of the breadth of expressive possibilities and an invitation to "browse".
Presented artists: Valerio Adami; Pierre Alechinsky; Karel Appel; Georg Baselitz; Miguel Berrocal; Alexander Calder; Marc Chagall; Sandro Chia; Eduardo Chillida; Hsiao Chin; Alain Clément; Corneille; Piero Dorazio; Jacques Doucet; Max Ernst; Rudolf Hausner; Johannes Heisig; Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Jörg Immendorff; Horst Janssen; Asger Jorn; Dietrich Klinge; Karl Korab; Markus Lüpertz; André Masson; Mimmo Paladino; Carl-Henning Pedersen; A.R. Penck; Pablo Picasso; Man Ray; Antonio Saura; Volker Stelzmann; Stefan Szczesny; Emilio Tadini; Bram van Velde; Jan Voss; Raymond E. Waydelich; Klaus Zylla
Opening: January 25, 2017, 6.30 pm (not open to public, only by invitation)
Introduction by: Peter Femfert will present a personal look at his time as a gallerist and publisher of limited-edition art works.
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