Group show TECHNE curated by Prof. Gustav Kluge
On May 2nd, 2008, on the occasions of the Gallery Weekend Berlin, the Galerie Michael Haas and the Galerie Haas & Fuchs opened the exhibition TECHNE with 25 works from former students of the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. In this exhibition works from Nicole Bianchet, Sebastian Hammwöhner, Uwe Henneken, Anselm Reyle, Alex Tennigkeit, Gabriel Vormstein and Klaus Winichner will be shown. These seven artists, all working today in Berlin, were chosen by Gustav Kluge, Professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. Nicole Bianchet is the only participant who studied with Prof. Kluge and was his master student. Each of these artists has found their own, original mode of expression and thus the viewer can experience an exciting aspect of new, young contemporary art. The exhibition title draws on the ancient Greek term téchne meaning ability, skill, craft; the Greek term, however, did not distinguish between today’s categories of art and technology and the title plays with the possibility that, for instance, painting techniques might gain in significance in the production of contemporary art.
2.5. – 20.5.2008
Gustav Kluge, who received the Käthe Kollwitz Prize of the Berliner Akademie on April 27, 2008, provided the impulse and title for the exhibition TECHNE for which a catalogue with colour plates of all the pieces displayed, biographies of the artists and the transcript of a group discussion on the group show has been published.