August 31, 2012
Anette Haas speaks of her work as "landscape painting." Her canvasses, works on paper, and wall-paintings do not illustrate any physical subjects, however. "Landscape," in this context, means a "spacial landscape"-the landscape which her painting opens to the viewer: extending out from the painting over the constructed space in which it is displayed and into the surrounding space that the viewer moves through-the space from which he comes, the space which surrounds him before, during, and after seeing the painting. This surrounding space allows us to perceive Anette Haas's art in a new and intensified way.
In the exhibition "rand.bedingungen." [".boundary.conditions."] at dr. julius | ap the artist concentrates her attentive eye on surroundings, in works that investigate transitions of color, form, and space. She deals with "commensurabilities, proportionalities, with borders and the qualities of color proximities." Anette Haas asks: "How is the boundary of a colored form established? What determines the boundary of a form? Is it a being-next-to, a being-within, an overlapping, or a line?" Haas presents this question in direct conversation with the rooms of the gallery dr. julius | ap and combines new and existing works in a site-specific exhibition.
Anette Haas's work has received many honors, including the Villa-Massimo Fellowship in Rome and the first prize in the architectural art competition for the new building of the Federal Intelligence Service in Berlin [site: "Passages," with Friederike Tebbe]. She currently teaches as a Visiting Professor [of painting] of the Berlin University of the Arts at the Chinese-German Art Academy in Hangzhou.
Anette Haas lives and works in Berlin and New York.
Following her participation in the international group exhibition "FutureShock OneTwo" at the beginning of 2012, "rand.bedingungen.". is her first solo exhibition at dr. julius | ap.
The opening, part of the extended program of the Berlin Art Week, is easily to be combinded with the ones of abc and Preview art fairs.