KEWENIG is delighted to inaugurate three solo exhibitions by Bernd Koberling, Bertrand Lavier and Angelika Markul on the occasion Gallery Weekend Berlin.
Bernd Koberling, ohne Titel, 2022 © Bernd Koberling
A series of small-format watercolours and large oil paintings created in Berlin since last year are shown in the exhibition 'Wir Inseln' (We Islands). Here, Bernd Koberling has created intense, explorative paintings, neither figurative nor entirely abstract, whose ideas are not only derived from his perceptual experiences of his stays in Iceland, but more from the direct confrontation of paper with watercolour, canvas with paint and the unexpected transpiring results.
Thursday 28 April
11 am - 7 pm
Bernd Koberling was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1938; he lives and works in Berlin and Iceland.
Angelika Markul, La mémoire des glaciers, 2017 (still detail) © Angelika Markul
With Memory of Glaciers, an expansive video installation, Angelika Markul tells of a myth that contemplates the formation, evolution and life cycles of humanity, starting from a comet that may contain the secret of the world's origin. The work shows with impressive images the melting of a glacier in southern Patagonia. These images, which can be seen several places on Earth and show a dramatic change in the climate and our habitat, are of tragic beauty. In the organic matter of the Earth and in the ice of the glaciers, genesis and decay, birth and death are equally preserved. Angelika Markul approaches these mysteries that they hold without revealing them, through images imbued with enigma.
Friday 29 April
6 – 9 pm
Angelika Markul was born in Szczecin, Poland, in 1977; she lives and works in Paris, France.
Bertrand Lavier, Avenue de Ségur, 2010 © Bertrand Lavier
In the heart of Berlin's Charlottenburg district,Pied-à-terre is a vibrant space with a dynamic programme that offers a diverse contribution to the presentation and communication of art. Cinta and Justus Kewenig created this project out of their passion for art and their curiosity about opening up new possibilities together with artists from different backgrounds.
The first show in this place, entitled Ouverture, will feature the French artist Bertrand Lavier, whose works between painting and sculpture challenge traditional notions of art and habits of perception. He will occupy the Pied-à-terre with various painted objects and an installative work.
Saturday 30 April
11 am - 2 pm
Lavier was born in Châtillon-sur-Seine, France, in 1949; he lives and works in Paris and Aignay-le-Duc.