BEYOND ELYSIUM Group Exhibition
KLEINERVONWIESE @ enter art airshop / opas Nr. 1
Friedrichstrasse 204 (Ecke Schützenstrasse) / 10117 Berlin
Wednesday 23 September at 6 – 11pm
24. September – 4. Oktober 2020
Monday – Sat. 3 -6 p.m. and by appointment (T +49 177 5276188 / Constanze Kleiner)
Despite the great success and interest in our group exhibition with 24 artists in 50 square meters at this year's POSITIONS Art Fair Berlin 2020, many of our friends and collectors could not gain entrance due to Corona restrictions and the mass of people wanting to get into the fair. That is why we immediately said "Yes!" to a pop-up exhibition space at Check Point Charlie (Berlin-Mitte), and can now offer a second opportunity to see ELYSIUM in its expanded form, including 11 additional artists in BEYOND ELYSIUM!
NASSER ALMULHIM // CHRISTIAN ACHENBACH // CHRISSY ANGLIKER // INNA ARTEMOVA // TOM BIBER // ANDREAS BLANK // ANINA BRISOLLA // CLAUS BRUNSMANN // CLAUDIA CHASELING // ALI DOWLATSHAHI // KERSTIN DZEWIOR // DANIEL GRÜTTNER // CHRIS HAMMERLEIN // ANNE JUNGJOHANN // DAVID KRIPPENDORFF// MILOVAN DESTIL MARKOVIC // SARA MASÜGER // ALMAGUL MENLIBAYEVA// MANFRED PECKL // KIRSTEN PALZ // DAVID REGEHR // STEFAN RINCK // JÖRG SCHALLER // HUDA AL SAIE // MAIK SCHIERLOH // NINA E.SCHÖNFELD // KERSTIN SERZ// YASMIN SHARABI // POLA SIEVERDING // DAVID ARIEL SZAUDER// VADIM ZAKHAROV // JINDRICH ZEITHAMML // IREEN ZIELONKA
Constanze Kleiner, Stephan von Wiese, Rachel Rits-Volloch, Frances Stafford
There has never before been a pandemic that, like the rampant Covid 19 infection, can apparently endanger all people on earth at the same time; never before have all people on earth, at the same time, asked themselves the question: What is really important now? Through their shared vulnerabilities, never before have so many people faced the realisation of their similarities. And with so much going wrong in the world, our thoughts can’t help but turn to dreams of a happier beyond. “Elysium”, the island of the blessed as a mythological place, as an ideal or state, is an image that contrasts to the sufferings of this world. As a concept, it is present in many cultures and religions as a utopia, as an idea and as hope. The longing for Elysium is therefore a deeply human need. It has been redesigned and defended again and again, and also in connection with religious supremacy and ideologies instrumentalized in power politics, or simply with the need for anesthesia and intoxication or the right to individual love and sexuality.
In our small exhibition, the Elysian realms are not to be understood as a place of flight from the world. Elysium is not to be found only in the unattainable. You find it – beautiful and mysterious, non-violent and full of humor – even in the middle of everyday life, in the here and now. Elysium is also signified in the heightened moments of life, an intoxication with existence, the moment of happiness. This short exhibition aims to raise awareness of this possibility of fulfilled moments.
Much is currently being rethought in how we live our daily lives and go about our professional lives. Above all, however, when museums and galleries had to close, the Corona crisis showed that work in the artists studios did not come to a standstill. It is especially in times of crisis that we need the clairvoyance of art and its real, sensual knowledge. The ELYSIUM exhibition, and its sister show – BEYOND ELYSIUM – are designed to support art-lovers, artists and their galleries at a time of crisis, and to remind us all that perhaps Elysium can be found in the small miracle of simply bringing people together.
This exhibition and its preceding sister show ELYSIUM have been realised as a cooperation between KleinervonWiese and Momentum Worldwide.
Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 15:00h
at Knesebeckstrasse 96
Friday 11 September 2020 at 22:00h
at Hauptstrasse 3
Friday 23 October 2020 at 00:00h
at Digital Event
Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 14:30h