13 December 2017 – 17 February 2018 | Vienna
Beauty is difficult to defined. Every era, every generation, everyone is evaluating beauty according to their own culture-dependent criteria and conventions, or they try to undermine it. Volatile, transient, yet omnipresent, beauty can hardly be specified. It is rarely uncontroversial, sometimes bulky and it is not easily accessible. Beauty and art have always been closely connected.
The exhibition STRANGE BEAUTY illustrates how differently and even unexpectedly artists choose to approach or exploit beauty as a subject, often hidden. It features artists from the second half of the twentieth century up to the present, both renowned and young contemporaries. A choice of different media, techniques and genres interact with each other to lend vitality and power of expression to the subject. The exhibition focuses on painting, sculpture and photography.
In addition to the exhibition in Düsseldorf (until 20 January 2018) the exhibition in Vienna presents works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nikos Aslanidis, Bertozzi & Casoni, Joachim Brohm, Lucien Clergue, Stefan Draschan, Joachim Elzmann, Katsura Funakoshi, Wolf Hamm, Aspassio Haronitaki, Monica Ursina Jäger, Lia Kazakou, Julia Kissina, Jürgen Klauke, Susanne Kühn, Daecheon Lee, Robert Lucander, Xavier Mascaró, Hartmut Neumann, Norbert Tadeusz, Miriam Vlaming and Stefan à Wengen
A catalouge will be published on occasion of the exhibition.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7 pm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
Margartenstraße 5/19, A 1040 Vienna
Participating artists (Strange Beauty // Düsseldorf & Vienna)
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Rania Akl, Gerhard Altenbourg, Diane Arbus, Nikos Aslanidis, Roger Ballen, Herbert Beck, Bertozzi & Casoni, Louise Bourgeois, Joachim Brohm, Jewgeni Chaldej, Lucien Clergue, Gehard Demetz, Lorenza Diaz, Joachim Elzmann, Katsura Funakoshi, Marianna Gartner, Wolf Hamm, Aspassio Haronitaki, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Hoehme, Leiko Ikemura, Monica Ursina Jäger, Lia Kazakou, Julia Kissina, Jürgen Klauke, Susanne Kühn, Daecheon Lee, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Robert Longo, Robert Lucander, Xavier Mascaró, Richard Mosse, Hartmut Neumann, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Chris Reinecke, Katharina Schilling, Norbert Schwontkowski, Valentina Seidel, Norbert Tadeusz, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Miriam Vlaming, Stefan à Wengen, Robert Wilson, Thomas Wrede.
Abbildung: Julia Kissina, Fairies, 1998, C-print on aluminium, 160 x 115 cm