What breaks and fissures emerge when societal vision and everyday life clash? In what way do formal and ideal influences continue in another reality of life? The Israeli photographer explores such questions in his first solo show in Germany at Haus Esters.
Built by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the late nineteen twenties, Haus Esters and Haus Lange are two of the most iconic structures of modernist architecture in Germany and can be associated with notions of an open, forward-looking society. The special atmosphere and architecture of these former private homes have regularly inspired artists since being repurposed as exhibition venues for contemporary art. Sharon Ya'ari builds on this site-specific tradition to the extent that he developed new works and series for Haus Esters based on the reality of his own life. The starting point of Ya'ari’s photographic exploration is the connection between the ideas of European modernism between the World Wars and the [...]
The exhibition offers an observation of the way in which art can capture something of the current, contemporary Zeitgeist. It centers on six large-scale murals created in the gallery, alongside works in diverse media by artists of various generations as well as archive photographs. The exhibition is accompanied by discussions with artists about the way in which their art faces current affairs.
Participating artists: Walid Abu Shakra, Yaron Attar, Avner Ben-Gal, Werner Braun, Yossi Breger, Yael Efrati, Asaf Elkalai, Maayan Elyakim, Moshe Gershuni, Tsibi Geva, Michal Helfman, Irit Hemmo, Omry Keren, Yehudit Levin, Oscar Miestchaninoff, Karam Natour, Gilad Ratman, Ariel Reichman, Reuven Rubin, Ariel Schlesinger, Otte Wallish, Sharon Yaari.
Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Jan Merta Sharon Ya'ari
Werner Feiersinger is part of Solo & Sculpture, curated by Miguel Wandschneider (booth C36). With ten artistic statements Miguel Wandschneider presents his selection of the most significant and established representatives in the field of sculpture. The solo shows constitute a counterpoint to the art fair’s bustle and leave space for individual experiences and the concentration on fundamental artistic statements.
Július Koller, Univerzálne Fyzkultúrna Operácia (Obrana) (U.F.O.), 1970
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2017. We are showing woks by:
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović Maja Vukoje Sharon Ya'ari