Thomas Behling

white elephant, filmstill

Christian Haake: white elephant, filmstill, photographer: Tobias Hübel


rosalux – the Berlin-based art office – shows Pictureobjects by Christian Haake and Thomas Behling

With their pictorial objects, Christian Haake and Thomas Behling construct realities from fragments of the collective mind and lead the viewer to believe that all its components are familiar. While doing so, the interplay of trivial objects, traditional motifs and technical interventions is arranged in such a convincing way, that often it becomes clear only in retrospect how deceptive appearances can be.
The works of Christian Haake deal with difference, which runs as a fine crack between the layers of reality, perception and recollected imagery. Behling's pictorial objects target the often pathos-laden traditional imagery that can be found in bourgeois living rooms and that shape our worldview more in a subconscious than in a conscious manner and thus often contradict our self-conception.
What both artists have in common is that they investigate the meaning of what is remembered.
By making the viewers their confidants, Haake and Behling let them unexpectedly get entangled within their own memories and the feedback regarding the artists' works.

Opening: 27. Mai, 7 pm

28.5. – 17.6.2016

rosalux – the Berlin-based art office
Wriezener Straße 12
13359 Berlin

Friday and Saaturday: 2 pm – 6 pm
and by appointment

U8 Pankstraße / Osloer Straße
Tram M13, 50 Grüntaler Straße
S Bahn Bornholmer Straße


Artists: Vanya Balogh, Robert Barta, Thomas Behling, Herwig Gillerke, Tomaž Kramberger

Opening: Friday, 20.5.2016, 8 pm
opening speech: Dr. Frank Laukötter, Kunsthistoriker
11 pm: Sound performance by Herwig Gillerke with motion animation to the audience (Open End).

21.5. – 24.6.2016

GaDeWe – Galerie des Westens
Reuterstrasse 9 - 17
28217 Bremen

Wednesday 3 pm - 7 pm
Thursdayg 3 pm - 9 pm
Friday 3 pm - 7 pm