Thomas Behling

Thomas Behling: "Die Moral von der Geschichte verstehe ich mit nichte."

Thomas Behling: "Ich wollte schon immer nicht wissen, wie sehr ich mich selbst verarschen kann." – "I have never wanted to know, just how well I can fool myself ", 2021, Nine genuine and a counterfeit postage stamp bearing the swastika, 26 x 32 cm

"The New Human. Dawn of a New Era?"

The exhibition "The New Human. Dawn of a New Era?" in the Großen Kunstschau Worpswedee is part of the exhibition "Heinrich Vogeler. The New Human." of the Wopswede Museums. The exhibition marking Heinrich Vogeler's 150th birthday is the prelude to a major exhibition, art and research project by the Worpswede museums. Between 2022 and 2027, under the title ›ZEITENWENDE – Art on the move in a world in transition‹, this will explore the question of what special role art and culture can play in times of social upheaval. Because what makes Heinrich Vogeler so topical and significant today is that he reacted radically with his art and his life to the social upheavals of his time. The question of how art and culture can still contribute to shaping our living environment and social reality today forms a leitmotif for the exhibitions in the Worpswede museums in the coming years.

artists:
Anna Artaker und Meike S. Gleim, Florian Aschka  und  Larissa  Kopp, Thomas  Behling, Sylvie Boisseau und Frank Westermeyer, Alessandro Cemolin, Clément Cogitore,  Sokari, Douglas Camp,  Maarten Vanden Eynde,  Julia Faber,  Kristian von Hornsleth,  Jannine  Koch, Luise Marchand,  Arthur Metz, mischer‘traxIer, Mwangi Hutter, OMA, Oliver Ressler, Yara Said, Heinrich Vogeler, Jakob Wirth

27.3. – 6.11.2022

Artist talk with Thomas Behling: October 13, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Große Kunstschau Worpswede
Lindenallee 5
27726 Worpswede
Germany

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Please note the entrance fees for the Worpswede museums.

"I have never wanted to know, just how well I can fool myself."

Thomas Behling: "Ich wollte schon immer nicht wissen, wie sehr ich mich selbst verarschen kann." – "I have never wanted to know, just how well I can fool myself.", III, 2022, Nine genuine and a counterfeit postage stamp bearing the swastika, cardboard, paper, frame, glass, 22 x 28 cm

"Die Macht des Mythos" DA! Art-Award 2022

The STADTMUSEUM DÜSSELDORF shows the DA! Art-Award 2022.

soft opening: Tuesday, September 6th, 4:00 p.m.
Vernissage:
Friday, September 9th, 6 p.m.
Award ceremony: Sunday, September 25, 3 p.m.

Duration: 07.09. until 25.9.2022


DA! Art-Award 2022
STADTMUSEUM DÜSSELDORF
Berger Allee 2
40213 Düsseldorf

Germany

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Please note the entrance fees for the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf.

"ANONYMOUS  DRAWINGS 2022"

Thomas Behling's drawing was already sold on opening night. photo: © Nihad Nino Pušija

"ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2022"

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 exhibition ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2022 features 600 drawings by 600 international artists presented with no mention of authorship or title and offered for sale at a symbolic price of 250€ each. The identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is sold: Sold drawings will be taken right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual place holder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.

June 17 – August 24, 2022

Opening: June 17, 2022 / 6 PM

Welcome: Dorothee Bienert, Deputy Head of the Department of Culture
Greeting: Karin Korte, City Councillor for Culture
Introduction: Anke Becker, Project founder Anonymous Drawings

Starting at 8 pm, drawings will be available for purchase at the gallery.

The exhibition was preceded by an international, open call for participation. There were no guidelines specifying content; only a formal rule: the only requirement was that the drawings are no bigger than A3. Biographical details of the participants were not requested and played no role in the selection process, which was also carried out anonymously. The Berlin artist and project founder Anke Becker selected 600 works from over 3000 online submissions and, in collaboration with the artists Inken Reinert and Veronike Hinsberg, combined them into a collective work of art for the exhibition.

ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is conceptual art and an exhibition project all in one: the works of the participating artists become part of a large wall installation; a hierarchy-free homage to the diverse medium of drawing.

Sales dates in the gallery
Friday, June 17, 8–10 pm
Saturday, June 25, 4–8 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 3–5 pm
Wednesday, August 10, 5–8 pm
Wednesday, August 24, 5–8 pm
and by appointment: info@anonyme-zeichner.de
Cash and card payment
Online sale from June 20 at www.anonyme-zeichner.de

GALERIE IM KÖRNERPARK
Schierker Strasse 8
12051 Berlin-Neukölln, Germany

open daily 10 am - 8 pm
Entrance free
To visit the gallery a medical mask is required.