KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
September 18 – November 10, 2013
Opening on September 17, 2013 during the Berlin Art Week
“Painting Forever!” is a collaboration between Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen ze Berlin. For the launch of this collaboration, initiated by the Berlin Senate, the four institutions involved have chosen painting as the focal point for the first year of this collaboration, which is to be continued in the future…
KW’s contribution to the cooperation, KEILRAHMEN (“stretchers”), is a collection of more than 70 pieces by contemporary painters who work or have worked in Berlin. The exhibition, curated by Ellen Blumenstein, offers insights into questions and topics being addressed in painting today and examines the meaning and significance of the medium of painting for contemporary art along with the potential it harbors.
The exhibition includes contributions from both established and emerging artists, some of whom are exhibiting for the first time in an institution. The works address topics that are genuinely specific to painting, such as light and composition, but also investigate the materiality of painting and explore the possibilities panel painting offers. Diverse interpretations of painting are represented and brought into conversation with one another.
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