Opening, May 9, 2019, 7-9pm
with Bethan Huws and
with the curators
30 Jahre Barbara Gross Galerie Teil 3
30 Years 3 Exhibitions Part 3
Curated by Bethan Huws and Christian Ganzenberg
Opening May 9, 2019
An exhibition as a gift, the history of a gallery, a look back at a decade, a bundle of works, and a collaboration between artists and a curator. This complex of interests is as exciting as it is challenging. While many stories from the Barbara Gross Galerie’s thirty-year history of the have already been told, the reservoir of anecdotes is far from exhausted, and the stream of pictures and the line of well-wishers continue unabated.
The final part of the exhibition trilogy follows the instructions laid out in the invitation. Even so, the presentation doesn’t argue objectively; it doesn’t analyze a context or document a program. The exhibition neither poses a concrete question nor does it shine with statements and theories. This show too features works previously exhibited in the gallery but in an unexpected, entirely ahistorical constellation. The exhibition evidences a cooperative, subjective re-reading, an approach to the artistic works as such, which in turn represent the DNA of the gallery. The result is a kind of “text” that newly links the given works according to an analysis of their inherent characteristics.
The readers of this congratulatory text are encouraged to come up with their own speculations and personal interpretations; perspectives and the reading direction vary, emphasizing different aspects of the individual works. Although clear statements have been avoided, one can certainly say that the exhibition is as unique and complex as the history of the gallery itself.
Text by: Christian Ganzenberg
Carol Bove, Alicia Framis, Katharina Gaenssler, Carlos Garaicoa, Leon Golub, João Penalva, Julian Rosefeldt, Tejal Shah, James Welling, Marthe Wéry