Hartmut Neumann @ KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION

With Francesco Barocco, Sandra Boeschenstein, Marsha Cottrell, Dagmara Genda, Stella Geppert, Hanna Hennenkemper, Birgit Hölmer, Veronika Holcová, Britta Lumer, Hartmut Neumann, Boryana Petkova, Oliver Thie, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Irene Weingartner, Nicole Wendel, Wolfgang Zach.

11th March – 26th June 2022

 

 

The group exhibition Gulliver’s Sketchbook takes the visitors of KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION on an imaginary journey that follows the curiosity and fantasy of the pencil as it delves into microscopic worlds or maps the inside of the body, meticulously traces the surfaces of objects, small and large, and even engages with the distances and dimensions of the universe. In reference to Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, published in 1726, the exhibition spans an arc from the graphic recording of the outer world via filigree geometric constructions or traces and impressions of the body to the free and playful outline of surreal realms and scenarios. Here, the particular focus is on how the bodily activity of drawing relates to existing or imagined physical dimensions, also in respect to shifts in cultural-historical perspectives.

 

Until well into the 19th century, it was impossible to capture visual impressions and observations made on journeys or elsewhere without the drawing hand: nowadays, the shutter button of a camera is enough, more often that of a smartphone. However, in defiance of all technical upgrades, the simple gesture of picking up a pencil to put something on paper, also in its quality of a direct coordination of eyes, body and hand, has not lost the fascinating power of being at the indisputable origin of drawing. Gulliver's Sketchbook exemplifies these aspects and furthermore visualises the diversity of contemporary drawing. Yet the scale ratio of today’s globalised and instantly networked world is different from what it was in the 18th century. In view of virtual simulations that can be sent around the world in real time, real scale seems to be steadily losing importance. In addition, the designing of virtual objects or spaces primarily takes place independently from the given scale of the human body. Yet in direct drawing on paper or any other material, the body always remains present. Thus, drawing is a conscious renunciation of technological elaboration and its temporal dimension becomes a pause in the flow of images that we are constantly exposed to. Last but not least, the exhibition also raises the question as to how the process of drawing can become a means of human communication, even across distances.

 

Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth

A catalogue will be published.

 

For the soft opening, on 17 February 2022, 4–8 pm, 2G+ applies; for a regular visit of the exhibition 2G applies respective of the Corona regulations in force. Please consult our website for updates and eventual changes www.kaistrasse10.de.

Available works of the artist

Hartmut Neumann, Die vergängliche Pracht (Die Gelben), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Die vergängliche Pracht (Die Gelben), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Gefährliche Schönheit, 2021, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Gefährliche Schönheit, 2021, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Gefährliche Schönheit, 2021, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Oberflächenwasser (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Diverses Gewächs, 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Haptische Eigenschaften (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Flüchtige Befruchtung (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Falsche Blüten (Baumkunde), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Landschaftsgewächs, 2020/2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Liegendes Gewächs, 2020/2021
Hartmut Neumann, Falsche Nacht (Sommer), 2020, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Einzelne Winde (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Erweiterte Rodung (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Gefährliche Blüten (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Sortierte Gewächse (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Geplante Durchwurzelung (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Ursprüngliche Lagerungsdichte (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Aufsteigende Verdunstung (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Pulsierender Ausbruch (Totalreservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Überraschende Veränderungen (Totalrerservate), 2020, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Bei konstanter Temperatur (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Große Büschel (Baumkunde), 2019, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Unklare Entstehung (Totalreservate), 2018, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Höhlenausblick, 2021, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, London 2210, 2017, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Aufrechte Säule (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2018
Hartmut Neumann, Üppige Kernzone (Schwalben), 2013, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Sydney 2210, 2017, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Anspruchslos und schnellwüchsig (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2018
Hartmut Neumann, Hangbefestigung (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 2018
Hartmut Neumann, Gelb, Rot, Blau (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke), 1991/1993/2018, © Hartmut Neumann
Hartmut Neumann, Harter Stein (Ursprüngliche Ausblicke) 2018, 2018, © Hartmut Neumann
Hartmut Neumann, Peking 2110 (Überwachsene Unebenheiten), 2016, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Innerhalb einer großen Bewegung, 2013
Hartmut Neumann, Gelbes Tierreich, 1998
Hartmut Neumann, Affenkünstler, 1999, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Im Wasser wachsen, 2006/2015, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Feurige Landschaft (Naturphänomene), 2014
Hartmut Neumann, Mehrfache Verdichtung (Naturphänomene), 2014, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Mehrfacher Ausbruch (Naturphänomene), 2014, © Hartmut Neumann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Hartmut Neumann, Dunkle Zonenbegegnung, 2015
Hartmut Neumann, Die Betrachtung der Natur, 2012, © Hartmut Neumann + VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

Hartmut Neumann. Die Betrachtung der Veränderung. Fotoarbeiten 1997–2017

Hartmut Neumann. Die Betrachtung der Veränderung. Fotoarbeiten 1997–2017

  • Artist: Hartmut Neumann
    Editor: Alexandra König
    Text: Klaus Honnef
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
  • German, English
    Hardcover, 30 x 32
    160 pages
  • Museum Ratingen, 2018
    ISBN 978-3-92653866-6
  • 20 €
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