Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm

\ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition


20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm


Group show
14.11.2017 - 06.01.2018

Maria José Arjona, *1973 in Bogotá, Colombia
lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

Jo Baer, *1929 in Seattle, USA,
lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, UK,
lives and works in London, UK

Fernando Bryce, *1965 in Lima, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and New York

Teresa Burga, *1935 in Iquitos, Peru,
worked and lived in Lima, Peru

Martin Dammann, *1965 in Friedrichshafen/Bodensee,
lives and works in Berlin

Valérie Favre, *1959 in Evilard, Switzerland
lives and works in Berlin

Simon Cantemir Hausì, *1976 in Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania,
lives and works in Cluj, Transylvania

Diango Hernández, *1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Kuba,
works and lives in Düsseldorf and Havanna

Anna K.E., * in 1986 in Tbilisi, Georgia,
lives and works in NYC

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, *1951 in Antwerpen, Belgium
lives and works in Antwerpen

Johnny Miller, *1962in Newcastle, England,
lives and works in Osaka, Japan

Anna Oppermann, *1941 in Eutin, †1993 in Celle,
lived and worked in Hamburg

Antonio Paucar, *1973 in Huancayo, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and Peru

Chloe Piene, *1972 in the USA,
lives and works in New York and Berlin

“Twenty years, I can hardly comprehend it myself. But yet the time passed in the famously so-called blink of an eyelid.

When I look back, the time unfolds and so many ideas and aspirations, plans, projects, also disappointments, struggle and the rollercoaster of the market, as well as great success and the intoxicating feeling to maybe have succeeded in inscribing something into the greater narrative of art history.

What I have always adored and what still today is inspiring me, is the magical moment when an exhibition project falls into place in the gallery space and the works suddenly begin to exude their breath-taking presence. So, I have asked myself, how can one represent all these countless moments, condensing them into one single show? I started an inner dialogue between, the gallerist, the collector and the curator of my own memory museum. The discussion was lively: what should be included, how big, next to which work, how much space, what to emphasize?

Sitting in front oft he gallery model, sorting through paper cut versions of works in the scale of 1:20, I realized that I had created an exhibition of a private collection of an imaginary collector who had followed the gallery artist. The opulent salon hanging represents the sediment of all these years. I am very happy and honoured to present 40 wonderful artists who have accompanied me and are now contributing to this brilliant exhibition, which depicts the gallery´s history and identity.”

Barbara Thumm, October 2017

 

Participating artists

Bettina Allamoda, Maria José Arjona, Jo Baer, Fiona Banner, Anna Barriball, Bigert & Bergström, Sebastiaan Bremer, Fernando Bryce, Teresa Burga, Jota Castro, Meg Cranston, Martin Dammann, Sam Durant, William Engelen, Valérie Favre, Ute Fründt, Richard Hamilton, Simon Cantemir Hausì, Diango Hernández, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Gary Hume, Alex Katz, Anna K.E., Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Johnny Miller, Mariele Neudecker, Julian Opie, Anna Oppermann, Antonio Paucar, Chloe Piene, Michael Raedecker, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Jason Rhoades / Jorge Pardo, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Mike Silva, Bridget Smith, Heidi Specker, Neal Tait, Jorinde Voigt

Exhibition Views

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ ZWANZIG anniversary exhibition 20 years Galerie Barbara Thumm