Thomas Behling

"Du-Munition (Genesis 3, 1991 - 2003)"

Thomas Behling: "Du-Munition (Genesis 3, 1991 - 2003)", 2016, wood, glass, verre églosmisé printing, plastik, metal, acrylic paint, LEDs, dates, Food moths
151 x 57 x 29 cm

"Auf dickem Eis dünne Löcher bohren" – "Drill thin holes on thick ice "

Kunstverein Bayreuth shows picture-objects by Thomas Behling.
The exhibition is placed at Kunstkabinett in Kulturzentrum Altes Rathaus.

Opening: Sunday, 12. November 2017, 11 am
12.11 2017 bis 10.01.2018
open: Tueday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Kunstverein Bayreuth
Kunstkabinett im Kulturzentrum Altes Rathaus
Maximilianstraße 33
95444 Bayreuth

Sei mein Freund!" – "Be my friend!

Thomas Behling: "Sei mein Freund!" – "Be my friend!", 2017
acrylic paint on art reproduction, glass, frame, 24 x 31 cm

"Heimspiel" – "Home game"

Artists from Wedemark show their present artistic position.

Ulrich Behl, Thomas Behling, Andrea Focks, Jürgen Friede, Sabine Glandorf, Ellen Hentschel, Karin Hess, Werner Hilsing, Walter Kreuzer, Agata Malek, Gerd Piepenhagen, Audrey Reilly, Uli Stein, Manfred Zimmermann

12. November – 13. Dezember 2017
Opening: 12. November, 12 noon
introduction: Vera Burmester, Hannover

guided tour for children: 13. Dezember, 2 pm - 3.30 pm
Finissage: 13. Dezember, 3 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm
Sunday 3 pm - 5 pm

imago Kunstverein Wedemark e.V.
Am Markt 1
30900 Wedemark/Bissendorf

"Endlich Frieden mit der deutschen Geschichte" - "Finally peace with the German history."

"Endlich Frieden mit der deutschen Geschichte" - "Finally peace with the German history." IV, 2013/2017
Thirteen genuine and a faked postage stamps with the portrait of Hitler, carton, pencil, wood, glass
23 x 37 cm

"Das Rückspiegeleiland"

Kunstraum Neureut shows picture-objects by Thomas Behling.

"... The purloined letter
The Collage Finally peace with German History, 2013, in which coloured stamps bearing the image of Adolf Hitler form a rainbow, is a game of hide and seek. The meaning is concealed by the fact that, a stamp is a fake, and the rainbow – an image of peace since the Old Testament, becomes invalid. As in Edgar Allan Poe’s famous detective story, in which the eponymous purloined letter is hidden in the most obvious place, namely a letter tray, the fake stamp is hidden among real stamps and conceals the deeper meaning of the collage. ...
...There are several reasons why the element of concealment features so regularly in the work of Thomas Behling. It is clear that the artist takes pleasure in found materials and bricolage, in putting together foraged items, which often gives them new meaning. As in the saying, the „chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella“ coined for the first time by Isidore Lucien Ducasse in his 1868 Chants de Maldoror, to capture the linking of two or more objects that we do not see together in everyday life, and which bore fruit already with the Dadaists and Surrealists, as Ducasse’s immediate disciples, the meeting of opposing objects, also in the work of Thomas Behling, lends the objects qualities that are hidden to us in everyday use. ..."

Heinz Stahlhut (Kunstmuseum Luzern), Excerpts from the catalog appearing for the exhibition

Opening: 18.1.2018, 7 pm. Introduction by Jens Anders (Kunstraum Neureut)

artist talk with Heinz Stahlhut (Kunstmuseum Luzern): 4.2.2018, 3 pm

18.1. – 4.2. 2018

Kunstraum Neureut
Altes Milchhäusle
Kirchfeldstraße 122
76149 Karlsruhe-Neureut

Friday 5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm

S1, S11, stop Adolf-Ehrmann-Bad