With works by Ai Weiwei, Hans Aichinger, Pet Bartl-Zuba, Fides Becker, Marcin Cienski, Cui Guotai, Karsten Konrad, Anna Kott, Nelson Leirner, Miao Xiaochun, Muchen + Shao Yinong, Timo Nasseri, RongRong, Cheri Samba, Sophia Schama, Lilach Shahar, Radek Szlaga, Micha Ullman, Miriam Vlaming, Uwe Wittwer, Yang Maoyuan, Yang Shaobin, Yang Yong, John Young
When Samuel Beckett, the Irish writer, travelled through Germany 1936/37 he was contacting artists in Hamburg, Dresden, Munich and Berlin whose works, at that time, were partly forbidden art. After visiting the Neue Museum in Berlin - which recently reopened - he wrote in his diary that he did not understand the way the artworks were presented, it was all quite a 'higgledy-piggledy', hence he anticipated the phrase, 'higgledy-piggledy', of a globalized art world.
Following the well-recognized exhibitions Die Wahren Orte gibt es nicht of spring 2008, Alexander Ochs continues the exploration of this world in his Berlin-based gallery, whilst he also reflects upon the retreat into the 'private' - the fragmented nature of private collections as the 'new' Wunderkammer (cabinets of curiosity). The notion of the image itself and our perception of images in general arise as well as the question of aniconism in Buddhist and Islamic societies. Artists pose questions about the relation between kitsch and Christian iconography in the same way they address the issue of the differences in an unmanageable world. Alongside works by artists of the gallery, works from private collections and artists of befriended galleries will be presented.
December 22nd 2009 - January 2nd 2010
Radek Szlaga - Contemporary Istanbul
December 3rd - 6th 2009