viennacontemporary 2016 | German Galleries

Germany’s art scene travels to Vienna, and viennacontemporary, in the last week of September. These galleries from Berlin and Munich, Düsseldorf and Dresden, as well as other cities in between, will be present at vc16.

Daniel Marzona from Berlin chose to combine two younger artists, Vajiko Chachkhiani, born 1985, who produces reduced sculptures out of mostly natural materials, and restrained geometrical paintings by French artist Elodie Seguin, born 1984, with more established German artist Olaf Holzapfel, who is quite adventurous in terms of material and artistic styles.

Cologne-based gallery MARTINETZ will present a recent painting series by Panos Papadopoulos. The Greek artist’s works are focused on the objects present in everyday life, which he draws extremely reduced and from his memory. Additionally, the gallery will showcase photos of the series “Fractures”, shot by young German artist Louisa Clement with an I-phone. The edited images of anatomically optimised body parts of mannequins create a tension between formal- abstract spacial photography and photography as an expression of the physical or mental conditions.

Galerie Karl Pfefferle  from Munich was among the first in Germany to show artists like Rainer Fetting, Jiri Georg Dokoupil and Bernd Zimmer from the Junge Wilde art movement in the 80s. At viennacontemporary, they are going to present new works by these artists. With Carsten Fock and Paul Schwer, they will also show two individuals who found art later in their life: Schwer used to be a children’s psychiatrist bevor he studied art with Erwin Heerich and devoted himself to creating plastic figures out of color painted Plexiglass or PET. Fock was born in East Germany and experienced art in general and painting in particular as propagandist tools when growing up. He therefore rejected liquid painting techniques for a long time, dabbled in fashion design and illustration, before he found his signature style.

German Galleries at viennacontemporary 2016

ASPN, Leipzig, http://www.aspngalerie.de
Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf/Vienna, http://www.beck-eggeling.de
Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, http://www.galerieandreasbinder.de
Croy Nielsen, Berlin/Vienna, http://www.croynielsen.de
DIEHL, Berlin, http://www.galerievolkerdiehl.com
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, http://www.dittrich-schlechtriem.com
Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, http://www.galeriethomasfischer.de
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, http://www.gregorpodnar.com
Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, http://www.haah.de
Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig/Berlin, http://www.galeriejochenhempel.com
KOW, Berlin, http://www.kow-berlin.com
Klemm’s, Berlin, http://www.klemms-berlin.com
GALERIE K’, Bremen, http://www.k-strich.de
Galerie Gebrüder Lehmann, Dresden, http://www.galerie-gebr-lehmann.de
Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, http://www.galerie-hollenbach.de
MARTINETZ, Cologne, http://www.petramartinetz.de
Daniel Marzona, Berlin, http://www.danielmarzona.com
Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, http://www.gallerytaikpersons.com
Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, http://www.galeriekarlpfefferle.de
Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, http://www.philippvonrosen.com
Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin/Seoul/Bejing, http://www.galerie-schultz.de
ZAK I BRANICKA, Berlin, http://www.zak-branicka.com

For a full list of exhibitors and a preview to their presentations, please check out our online catalogue!

22–25 September 2016
Marx Halle Vienna

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