VERNISSAGE „STEHEND IM LICHT, SEIEND IM NICHTS“
Curation by Frank Balve
Special thanks to Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and private art collections
Marc Aurel | Frank Balve | Joseph Heinrich Beuys | John Angus Chamberlain | Tim Freiwald | Lea Grebe | Franka Kaßner | Michele Melillo | Marius Sperlich | Milen Till | Andy Warhol | Ruscha Voormann | Peter Zimmermann
In almost every European art of painting influences of the “Münchner Schule” can be recorded. Munich and the Münchner Schule as visual art can be assigned to the period of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. It was considered as one of the most important centres for painting in the world. At that time there were over 60 art schools in Munich. For a long time, the Münchner Schule was equated completely with historicism and its significance for European painting and the German avant-garde was forgotten for a variety of reasons. The German action artist Joseph Heinrich Beuys, whose works deal with questions of humanism, social philosophy, and anthroposophy, is of even greater importance, and above all still highly esteemed today. Beuys is regarded as the ideal-typical antagonist of Andy Warhol, who has manifested Pop Art and popular culture like no other to this day. John Angus Chamberlain rose out of abstract expressionism and was the first artist to create works from metal and car scraps. They are all symbols of attitudes and points of view, and have always vehemently defended their positions. Just like Kunst Block Balve run by the artist Frank Balve, which confronts the problem of the lack of cultural space in Munich and takes a clear stance against commercial, artistic trends and currents of the current time. Part V of the exhibition series “Out of the current” shows “Standing in Light, Being in Nothingness” as “The new current”.
▶︎ Lauer [Running Back, Frankfurt]
▶︎ Benjamin Fröhlich [Permanent Vacation]
▶︎ Paul and The Hungry Wolf [Galactico]
Galactico and KUNST BLOCK BALVE ignite the next acceleration stage and land together for the second time for a very special Art & Music event. The concept remains as simple as it’s exciting – first of all a large exhibition starting at 6 p.m. with lots of multifarious artists in the Panorama Room, curated by Frank Balve.
At the same time, Paul and The Hungry Wolf’s Galactico Party with an international DJ line-up will start in the adjoining Black Cube, whereby the room, with its modular approach, is in a state of constant change. Spontaneous live performances are possible at any time and are basically part of the overall concept.
The detailed introduction of the DJs and exhibiting artists will take place little by little at the event – at any rate, we have put all our energy back into making sure that nothing stands in the way of an inspiring and rushing night for you!