curated by_Bettina Steinbrügge
In the late 1990s Stefan Germer wrote that art does not develop from novelty, only from thinking through history, its possibilities and conditions*. The artists represented in this exhibition are the point of departure in a reflection about the development of abstraction and its meaning today as Western modernism and a globalized phenomenon. Modernism’s formal creation vocabulary has undergone continuous changes in the course of the 20th and 21st century, growing into new directions, each developing their own way of dealing with reality.
Bettina Steinbrügge (*1970 in Ostercappeln, Germany) is the Director of the Hamburg Kunstverein.
*Cf. Stefan Germer, Germeriana. Unveröffentlichte oder übersetzte Schriften von Stefan Germer zur zeitgenössischen und modernen Kunst, ed. by Julia Bernhard, Cologne 1999, p. 241.
With works by:
Tue—Fri, 11 am—6 pm; Sat, 11 am—3 pm
Whose Sleeves?, 2016,
Steel, inkjet print on paper, pigment on paper
Dimensions variable (detail)
Installation view, Abstrakt Spatial, Kunsthalle Krems
Photo: Hannes Böck
Courtesy: Krobath Wien