Thomas Behling

Don't look back!

Thomas Behling: "Don't look back!", 2017, 141 x 166 x 43 cm

Kunstverein Hannover: "88. Herbstausstellung niedersächsischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler"

18.8.– 28.10.2018

For the 88th time, the »Herbstausstellung niedersächsischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler« takes place in the Kunstverein Hannover and other locations: the Kunstverein incorporates the Städtische Galerie Kubus and the gallery "Von Zufall und Glück" as well as other locations into the exhibition concept.

Nina Aeberhard, Degenhard Andrulat, Katja Aufleger, Stephan Baumkötter, Thomas Behling, Rolf Bier, Leona Boltes, Daniel von Bothmer, Candice Breitz, Günter Christmann, Claudia Christoffel, Enric Fort Ballester, Dieter Froelich, Anja Gerecke, Christoph Girardet, Josephine Garbe, Gruppe Stumpf (Christian Lohre / Jan Neukirchen), Peter Heber, Samuel Henne, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Delia Jürgens, Petra Kaltenmorgen, Hans Karl, Rosemarie Karl, Klara Kayser, Tarik Kentouche, Fumiko Kikuchi, Patricia Lambertus, Lotte Lindner / Till Steinbrenner, Andrea von Lüdinghausen / Mareike Poehling, Sascha Marouf, Christiane Möbus, Janis Elias Müller, Sebastian Neubauer, Ghaku Okazaki, Christiane Oppermann, Fabian Reimann, Thomas Rentmeister, Christian Retschlag, Christian Riebe, Nikola Sarić, André Sassenroth, Julia Schmid, Marie Schoberleitner, Christine Schulz, Birgit Streicher, Ralf Tekaat, Timm Ulrichs, Raufi Wagehe, Anette Walz, Till Wittwer, Heiko Wommelsdorf, Lukas Zerbst

Opening: 17.8., 8pm (entrance free)

Kunstverein Hannover e. V.
Sophienstraße 2
30159 Hannover

Opening Times
Tuesday-Saturday 12.00–19.00
Sundays and Bank Holidays 11.00–19.00

€6 / concessions €4 / members free


"Deutsche Kolonien" – "German colonies"

Thomas Behling: "Deutsche Kolonien" – "German colonies", 2016, Fruit stickers from all over the world on the pages of a historical album for stamps of German colonies, 31 x 23 cm

"Begehungen 2018 – Beyond plots"

This year’s art- and culture festival “Begehungen“ has its final destination in the midst of life. Issue no.15 of the "Begehungen" will take place inside an allotment garden. A beautiful metaphor for the convergence of the old and yet so modern dichotomies of our societies. Urban vs. Rural, Human vs. Nature, Individualism vs. Collectivism, Economy vs. Ecology or Local vs. Foreigner. The allotment garden is the exact place where we can conclusively process these contradictions. It is not uncommon, that the named dichotomies reflect the cracks in our societies, manifesting as trenches between “these and those,” “the others and us,” between "you and me." The allotment garden as a dialectic place.

Begehungen 2018 – Beyond plots
16. – 19. August 2018
 "Vereinte Kraft" in Chemnitz Gablenz, Germany

Opening: 16.8.2018 7pm

Exhibition opening hours / end of accompanying program:
Thursday 16.8. 5 pm – 8 pm / 10 pm
Firday 17.8. 3 pm – 8 pm / 10 pm
Saturday 18.8. noon – 8 pm / 11 pm
Sunday 19.8. noon – 8 pm / 9 pm

free admission


How are our judgements about art affected by our knowledge of the artist’s name and background? How is the value of a drawing determined? Where is the border between art and non-art?

The ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2018 exhibition features 600 drawings by 600 anonymous international artists presented with no mention of authorship or title and offered for sale at a symbolic price of € 200. The identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is sold. The project began with an international open call for drawing submissions. No guidelines were given specifying content; the only requirement was that the drawings be no bigger than A3. The background, age, or gender of participants played no role in the final selection of works. From over 2000 drawings submitted, the final 600 were selected by Berlin artist and project founder Anke Becker in cooperation with artist duo Reinert/Hinsberg to create a collective art piece.

ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is both conceptual art and exhibition project in one where individual works from everyone involved become part of a larger wall installation in which hierarchies are entirely absent.

Opening: Friday, 13 July 2018, 6:00 p.m., Introduction: Anke Becker
July 14 - September 19, 2018

Schierker Strasse 8, 12051 Berlin, Germany
(U7 Neukölln / S Ringbahn Neukölln)

opening hours: daily 10 am - 8 pm, free admission


"Sei mein Freund!" – "Be my friend!"

Thomas Behling: "Sei mein Freund!" – "Be my friend!", 2017, 24 x 31 cm

"Hinter den Wolken kommt auch noch was"

The Kunstverein Erlangen shows drawings by Ricarda Hoop and picture objects by Thomas Behling.

Opening: 3.10.2018, 7 pm
introduction by Mathias Büttner

3.10. – 25.10.18

Kunstverein Erlangen
Hauptstrasse 72
91054 Erlangen

Tuesday, Wednesday + Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 3 pm - 7 pm
Saturday 11 am - 2 pm
free admission