After the Fire

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, 2016, 30 x 40 cm, film on glas, c-print
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, 2016, 30 x 40 cm, film on glas, c-print

After the Fire, HorseAndPony Fine Arts, Berlin

Exhibition with Julie Beugin, Clémence Grieco und Margret Hoppe / HorseAndPony Fine Arts, Berlin.

After the Fire presents painting, sculpture and photography that abstract from architecture through focused engagements with formal concerns alongside
a casual and idiosyncratic approach to the modernist canon. Digressing from iconic concerns of form and material by engaging with the anecdotal and the suggestive, the exhibition combines works that imbues abstractions with a sense of intimacy, born out of individual bodily experience.

In Clémence Grieco’s assemblages, abject construction materials come together with a delicate sensitivity to form and allusion. Working with the raw components of architecture, she makes abstract sculptures that have a personified sense of physical presence. Margret Hoppe works directly with the modernist architectural canon, reframing iconic buildings by Le Corbusier by conveying an experiential view of buildings often only seen, and remembered as, a singular image. By creating abstractions of space through close-ups of details of construction and capturing the details and irregularities of human inhabitation, Hoppe opens new ways to see and think about famous buildings. Julie Beugin’s abstract paintings suggest place and space by merging collaged fragments with gesture and texture to create ambiguous pathways into the canvas that oscillate between flat surface and spatial depth. Emphasizing the transitory and accidental through a focus

on material process, no one moment or gesture is overly special; the paintings emerge out of a constant and endless flow of collage, where nothing is too precious not to be cut up.

While loosely borrowing from modernist sculpture, painting and architecture, the artists use abstraction to create a slippage of meaning within a sense of place and space, expressing the constant invisible flow of physical sensation, and multiplicity of emotional tones, underlying the experience of both place and abstraction.

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Reflective Architecture, Ahmedabad, Indien

Installation view "Reflective Architecture", Mill Owner´s Association, Ahmedabad, India
Installation view "Reflective Architecture", Mill Owner´s Association, Ahmedabad, India
Installation view "Reflective Architecture", Mill Owner´s Association, Ahmedabad, India
Installation view "Reflective Architecture", Works of Margret Hoppe and Video Installation from Sebastian Stumpf, Mill Owner´s Association, Ahmedabad, India

Reflective Architecture, Mill Owner´s Association, Ahemdabad, India

Exhibition together with Sebastian Stumpf, Elsa Grégoire, Lukas Rabe and Benedikt Brachtel. The works of the show reflect on the architecture of Le Corbusier’s Ahmedabad Textile Millowner’s Association building through the mediums of photography, sound & video. The five artists have created their works especially for this exhibition at the ATMA building. The exhibition reflects the idea of Le Corbbusiers architecture as a „Gesamtkunstwerk“ (a total wokr of art) that unifies different medias.

Sponsored by IFA and Kirow Leipzig.

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Ortstermin mit Leonie Wirth, Kunsthaus Dresden

Installation view "Ortstermin mit Leonie Wirth", Kunsthaus Dresden, Photography: David Brandt
Installation view "Ortstermin mit Leonie Wirth", Kunsthaus Dresden, Photography: David Brandt

Ortstermin mit Leonie Wirth, Kunsthaus Dresden

MODELS AND DRAFTS FROM THE STUDIO OF LEONI WIRTH AND CONTEMPORARY POSITIONS ON ABSTRACTION AND MODERNISM

Leoni Wirth and Rimma Arslanov, Susan Hefuna, Margret Hoppe, Ali Kaaf, Su-Ran Sichling, Mona Vatamanu / Florin Tudor

Curated by Torsten Birne and Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz