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Class Katharina Fritsch
Art Academy Düsseldorf


July 1st - August 31st 2017
Opening reception: June 30th, 6pm

Artists:
Anna Lena Anton, Sven Raik Bernick, Jonas Blum, Nina Buchheim, Kai Cui, Hakan Eren, Yutao Gao, Klara Kayser, Mingu Kim, Sean Mullan, Johanna Mußenbrock, Conrad Müller, Denise Werth

Also this summer Evelyn Drewes Gallery presents again works by young artists. Already the exhibitions with students of class Ayse Erkmen (Art Academy Münster), class Ottmar Hörl (Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg) and class Stephan Balkenhol (Academy of Fine Arts , Karlsruhe) were a complete success. The 14 students of the sculptor class Katharina Fritsch from the Art Academy Düsseldorf are now continuing this tradition with this independent curated summer exhibition

For a period of two months, the gallery will provide its entire premises in Hamburg's Kontorhausviertel to these young artists. From planning to implementation, the sculpture class can realize completely free and independent of the regular Academy context with their artistic positions.

Katharina Fritsch is one of Germany's most important artists and studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf as a master student of the painter and draftsman Prof. Fritz Schwegler. Soon, however, she turned away from painting and gained international recognition since the 1980s, especially with her objects and installations. In 1995, she represented Germany at the Venice Biennial and in 2001 she participated in an exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London. Since 2010 Katharina Fritsch has held a professorship for sculpture at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. In her works, she deals in particular with the stereotypes of the everyday world in the present  age and myths.

Despite its focus on sculpture, the class offers a wide range of artistic forms of representation from photography, various printing techniques, collages, installations, sculpture, painting and objects. What unites the various artistic approaches is difficult to term, but can be explained in more detail with the title "salt".

"Salt" contains a variety of associations: the salt in the sea air of a harbor town, salt as spice, and at the same time a vital mineral, the salt in the soup and the salt in the wound. The salt on the breakfast egg. Everyday occurences, enjoyment and necessity meet in this term, offering a wide range of possibilities for artistic development and interpretation. Each artist uses for its way of working a different potpourri of spices. Everyone is salting, but everyone is salting differently. Nevertheless there is a common understanding and a common basis from which the artistic positions develop: A pinch.