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" TAUCHFAHRTEN (DIVINGS) - Drawings as Reportage"
2004-11-27 until 2005-01-30
TAUCHFAHRTEN is a thematic exhibition project that intends to examine the
relationship between visibility and invisibility in contemporary art based
on the medium of drawing. This discussion based on the perspective of the
drawing has proven itself to be fruitful because its basic ambivalence
between being a preparatory work, usually a sketch, that remains invisible
to the viewer, and a valid, autonomous work that encompasses the above
mentioned balance between disappearance and presence. In addition, the
exhibition, the concept of which is being prepared by Clemens Krümmel (art
magazine "Texte zur Kunst", Berlin) and the draughtsman Alexander Roob, will
not just present a conventional panorama of the various aspects of drawings,
but rather has the goal of also clarifying traditional positions of
drawings, which has previously remained in the dark.
In this regard, the
historical development of the international link between drawing and
reportage will play a decisive role in the exhibition. This also
encompasses, aside from autobiographical and/or historical news coverage
drawings that approach the narrative structure of comic strips, such
heterogeneous fields as court sketches, social utopian design sketches,
dream protocols and complex origami. Historical as well as contemporary
examples will be included so that an abundance of art historical as well as
current links to the concept of reportage drawings can be illuminated.
Reportage serves here as term implying a large number of artistic practices
that are explicitly related to experiences, which can be recovered from
normally unseen and hard-to-reach and sites, “divings” from places where
photography is forbidden, like prisons, hospitals and courtrooms, or from
inner spaces of the imagination, in which planning-abstract or
concrete-utopian thought can be formed.
Positions: Ben Katchor, Robert Weaver, Jim Shaw, Stephen Wiltshire, Bernard
Buffet, Fritz Koch-Gotha, Max Klinger, Henry Moore, Emil Stumpp, Alberto
Giacometti, Franz Karl Bühler, Carl Lange, Theo Matjko, Erich Dittmann, He
After its start in Hannover, the exhibition will be shown at Kunsthalle
A catalogue will be published.