Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face, Part II – curated by Christian Ganzenberg and Simon Elson
group show
@ Klemm's showroom
NOV 26 – DEC 11, 2017

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face, Part II – curated by Christian Ganzenberg and Simon Elson
NOV 26 – DEC 11, 2016
Opening: NOV 26 | 7pm
@ Klemm's showroom 

– with works by Carl Irmer, Janina Lange, Elise Mahler, Adrian Sauer, Osmar Schindler + various cloud studies


Artworks from different centuries don't let themselves be grouped together in arbitrary fashion. The notion of crossover remains vague until made a reality by the viewer. Juxtaposing the 21st century with the 19th century, painting with installation and photography, however, creates tensions that can be navigated. The latent centre of our exhibition at Südstern is A.R. Penck’s felt sculpture

Navigator-intergalaktisch, not because it works in aesthetic or temporal terms, but because it sends out signals in all directions. Penck called these sculptures "time machines", the Navigator paradoxically dating back to 1995. As a result, we are now in the future of the past. Our outlook becomes retrospective. This is what sparks the connection between the contemporary artworks and the 19th century nature studies on show. These older works have a museum-like antique quality, yet most of them were painted outdoors quite spontaneously. They remain unfinished, only a small part of the perpetually fragmented artistic process.

The second part of the exhibition is a guest appearance at Kreuzberg's Galerie Klemm's. Here a new landscape emerges; an artistic world in which Chinese or indeed global visual culture and European studies from the 19th century are grouped around Adrian Sauer's cloud formations. Here also the real world becomes an observed reality, the basis of modernism, a modern truth that creates a conceptual link to the contemporary works on display at Südstern.