Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

System and Sensuality. The Ernst Schering Foundation Collection

28.02.2013, Berlin | For five years, the Ernst Schering Foundation has been collecting contemporary drawings and prints in cooperation with the Museum of Prints and Drawings of the Berlin State Museums. Opening on March 20, 2013, at 6 p.m., the exhibition System and Sensuality. The Ernst Schering Foundation Collection – Contemporary Art from Tom Chamberlain to Jorinde Voigt for the first time will present all the drawingsacquisitions made since 2008. The exhibition will show ninety, mostly non-figurative and (in the broadest sense) minimalist works, most of which date from the past decade.

William Engelen, drawing from: Verstrijken for Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola, 2007

The works of the artists represented in the Ernst Schering Foundation Collection (Tom Chamberlain, William Engelen, Nadine Fecht, Claude Heath, Channa Horwitz, Linda Karshan, Bernhard Leitner, Carsten Nicolai, Ignacio Uriarte, and Jorinde Voigt) in various ways illustrate the systematic-conceptual use of line drawings, which possess their very own sensuality and vitality. This applies to numerous works that are based on, for instance, grid- or cell-like condensed lines, which may partially open up to seemingly random or chaotic forms. In addition, drawings combine with other means of artistic expression such as music, sculpture, dance and performance. Diagram and score as varieties of systemic drawings here play as important a role as the materiality of the drawing implements.
Selected works by Frank Badur, Max Cole, Corinne Laroche, Jenny Michel, Karin Sander, Owen Schuh, Malte Spohr, and German Stegmaier from the contemporary drawings collection of the Museum of Prints and Drawings will join this wide range of artistic approaches and enter into a dialogue with the works of the Ernst Schering Foundation Collection.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich program of lectures, artist talks, and concerts, as well as a catalogue that reflects on, documents, and depicts the works in the Ernst Schering Foundation Collection.

 

System and Sensuality. The Ernst Schering Foundation Collection – Contemporary Art from Tom Chamberlain to Jorinde Voigt

Kupferstichkabinett
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Kulturforum
Matthäikirchplatz 8
10785 Berlin

Opening: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 6 p.m.

Duration: March 21–August 4, 2013
Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Accompanying Programme

28 April 2013, noon
William Engelen „Verstrijken für Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola, 2007“
Performance and talk with Kirstin Maria Pientka and William Engelen

14 May, 2013, 6:30 pm
Artist talk with Jorinde Voigt (auf Englisch)

11 June 2013, 6:30 pm
Artist talk with Linda Karshan (in Englisch)

18 June 2013, 7 pm
Lecture by Dr. Angela Lammert, Akademie der Künste Berlin: "Notationen und Partituren an der Schnittstelle von Zeichnung, Tanz und Musik" (in German)
Study room of the Kupferstichkabinett, exhibition open until 7 pm

Free guided tours each sunday at 3pm | more information ...

 

Figures:

William Engelen, drawing from: Verstrijken for Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola, 2007
Pencil and acrylic on paper (series of 8 drawings), 42.0 x 59.4 cm
Ernst Schering Foundation Collection at the Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin State Museums
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin

Claude Heath, Universe, 2005
Indian Ink on polar graph paper, mounted on archive cardboard, 73 x 51 cm
Ernst Schering Foundation Collection at the Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin State Museums
© Claude Heath. Photo: Courtesy Claude Heath, London

Carsten Nicolai, moiré S7, 2010
Ballpoint pen on paper, 50 x 70 cm
Ernst Schering Foundation Collection at the Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin State Museums
© courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig/ Berlin. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013. Photo: Daniel Klemm

 

For more information, please contact the Ernst Schering Foundation by phone at +49 (0)30-20 62 29 60 or visit the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin.

Claude Heath, Universe, 2005

 

Carsten Nicolai, moiré S7, 2010

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