dass die Geschichte zusammenbleibt
For the Berlin Art Week, Kewenig is opening Imi Knoebel’s historic exhibition “dass die Geschichte zusammenbleibt” (“So That History Remains Together”), which was first shown in 1989 in New York.
Standing at the core of the presentation is the installation “dass die Geschichte zusammenbleibt – Schattenraum 6 + 3 Bilder” (“So That History Remains Together—Shadow Space 6 + 3 Pictures”, 1989). It belongs to a group of works consisting of a total of seven “Schattenräume” (“Shadow Spaces”) which were created in the years 1988 to 1989 and are today represented at such renowned institutional collections as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the MUDAM, Luxembourg; or the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the gallery is devoting itself to this fundamental work of Knoebel’s, whose title in a year of political upheavals sounded like an urgent summons with political impetus; it is on display along with other important works by the artist.