New German art on show
March 26, 2014
New German art is on show in an exhibition at Warsaw’s Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art.
Entitled Future Perfect. Contemporary Art from Germany, the exhibition comprises almost 80 pieces of work by 16 artists who are shaping contemporary Germany art. The exhibition can be seen as a guide to present-day Berlin in its role a safe haven for artists from all over the world. The paintings, installations, collages, photographs and video projects on display were all produced in Germany, but the artists hail from a number of countries, including France, Norway, Greece, Vietnam and Mexico. This multicultural background is evident in the themes that inspired the artists and in the final shape they gave to their work.
Putting the exhibition together, art curators Angelika Stepken and Phillip Ziegler picked work by artists who were born between 1958 and 1980. The featured artists focus on individuals and their identity in social, cultural and political contexts. Audiences are encouraged to be creative as they interpret the past and to pause and reflect about what the future will bring.
Items on show include work by Cyprien Gaillard, who made a name for himself with photographs and videos documenting the decay of culture and the demolition of modernist architecture. Visitors can also see projects by Kerstin Brätsch (her High Viola pictured) and Adele Röder, who formed Das Institut art collective, which is a fictitious import/export agency. Brätsch and Röder use both traditional and digital techniques to create projects such as polyester paintings, murals and wallpapers.
Until April 21
Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art
1 Jazdów St., Warsaw