December 20th, 2008

“Kunst im Heim” at Capitain Petzel

Stephen Prina - Dom Hotel, 1995, Wood, books, Dimensions variable

Artists: Cosima von Bonin, Matthew Brannon, Troy Brauntuch, Maria Brunner, Günther Förg, Anna Gaskell, Wade Guyton, Margarete Jakschik, Martin Kippenberger, Maria Lassnig, Zoe Leonard, Joyce Pensato, Ascan Pinckernelle, Seth Price, Stephen Prina, Sam Samore, Dirk Skreber, Monika Sosnowska, Nicola Tyson, Tris Vonna-Michell, Kelley Walker, Christopher Williams, Christopher Wool

Venue: Capitain Petzel, Berlin

Exhibition Title: Kunst im Heim

Date: October 31 – December 13, 2008

Matthew Brannon - Last to Know, 2008, Vinyl, 300 x 460 cm

Seth Price - Hostage Video Still with time-stamp, 2005-2008, Sign ink on screen-printed on plastic film, eylets, Dimensions variable

Cosima Von Bonin - Scotland (Hut #2), 2008, Laquered wood panels, zinc plate, 196 x 176 x 176 cm

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Press Release:

Gisela Capitain and Friedrich Petzel are delighted to announce the inaugural exhibition of Capitain Petzel Berlin at Karl-Marx-Allee 45, a groupshow entitled ‚Kunst im Heim‘.

From 1961 to 1964 seven landmarks of East German architecture were constructed on Karl-Marx-Allee, the principal thoroughfare of Communist East Berlin and, ultimately, the route to Eastern Europe and Moscow. ‚Kunst im Heim‘, or Art in your Home, was the name of Karl-Marx-Allee 45, a classic example of East German Modernism, designed by Josef Kaiser and Walter Franek and built in 1964 to house displays of Fine and Applied Arts from the Republic and elsewhere in the Eastern Bloc.

For ‚Kunst im Heim‘, artists of Galerie Gisela Capitain and Friedrich Petzel Gallery have been invited to respond to the architecture, form, history and surroundings of the pavilion. Following research of archival imagery and architectural publications from the period, ‚Kunst im Heim‘ era display-cases have been recreated to be installed in the building, allowing the artists to interract with the space, both from its historical perspective and also as a gallery of Contemporary Art, with three very differentexhibition spaces.

Link: “Kunst im Heim” at Capitain Petzel

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