JohnenPrivat
Olaf Holzapfel, Lauf, 2005 (Detail)

Olaf Holzapfel, Lauf, 2005 (Detail)

 
 

JohnenPrivat

JohnenPrivat is a collection of postwar contemporary art and sculptural ceramics. It includes works since 1950 till today. The ROOM space generally features thematic exhibitions, while the ROOF space mostly presents solo shows. JohnenPrivat offers an inside look at a very personal collection, whose charm is further enhanced by the combination of a white-cube venue with the heritage-listed attic space of a small building from 1837.

 
Klaus Lehmann, phytomorph/zoomorph, 2004-2007 (Photo: Klaus Hoefges)

Klaus Lehmann, phytomorph/zoomorph, 2004-2007 (Photo: Klaus Hoefges)

 
 
 

Room - Klaus Lehmann and Olaf Holzapfel

Klaus Lehmann was born in 1927 in Berlin and died in 2016 in Erbach. As he turned seventy – just around the time when one millenium was tipping over into another – he discovered a new freedom as an artist. It led him to a form of ceramics where the objects stand alone, withdrawing from any kind of decorative function and confronting the viewer with a profound austerity whose attraction lies in the enigma of its concentrated intensity. Lehmann is still little known except by connoisseurs, and this exhibition, for the first time, provides a retrospective of his later work in his native city, Berlin. His estate is administered by the Galerie Angelika Metzger.
 

Olaf Holzapfel was born in Görlitz in 1969 and now lives and works in Berlin. He exhibited at this year's Documenta in Athens and Kassel with two installations. His six-metre long painting, "Lauf" (an ambiguous, complex word in German which here can perhaps best be translated as “progression” or “subsequence”) stands out with its highly complex abstract construction. It features monochrome surfaces, sequences of curves, seemingly three-dimensional cuboid shapes, fine lines, vertical and horizontal compositions of diagonal lines, connectivity and fracturing.

 

 
David Claerbout, Breathing Bird, 2012

David Claerbout, Breathing Bird, 2012

 
 
H.P. Feldmann, Lexikonbild

H.P. Feldmann, Lexikonbild

 
 

Roof - Cat and Bird in Peace

with works by David Claerbout (the author of the video that gives this exhibition its name), Martin Creed, H.P.Feldmann, Katharina Fritsch, Francesco Gennari, Piero Golia, Beate Kuhn, Cornelius Quabeck, Wiebke Siem
 

In the heritage-listed attic space, a zoo is opening, an opportunity to marvel at animals in a variety of artistic contexts. This menagerie includes works with a metaphysical and metaphorical dimension, but also works that reveal a striking humour or are emotionally attractive.

 

 

Current Exhibition

 
 

Photos: Holger Niehaus

 

 
 

Tours: Saturdays at 12:00 noon
Marienstrasse 10, 10117 Berlin

Free entry, registration required

 
 
 
Karin Sander, Jörg Johnen

Karin Sander, Jörg Johnen

 
 
 

Johnen Archiv

The gallery’s history stretches from Johnen + Schöttle (1984 to 2008 in Cologne) to the Johnen Gallery (2004 to 2015 in Berlin). It was then taken over by Galerie Esther Schipper. The gallery opened in 1984 with Thomas Schütte and Aldo Rossi. Later came Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer, Stephan Balkenhol, Andreas Gursky, Katharina Fritsch, Rodney Graham, James Coleman, Tino Sehgal, Roman Ondak, Yoshitomo Nara, Wilhelm Sasnal, Liu Ye, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Martin Creed, Martin Honert, Dan Graham, Martin Boyce and many more.

In 2016, the artist Karin Sander created a piece entitled “Exhibition Record” about all the exhibitions at both galleries.

 

 

 
 

 

Location:

JOHNENPRIVAT
MARIENSTRASSE 10
10117 BERLIN

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