Opening on Wednesday 02/20/2020 at 6pm
curated by Marlene Bart & Jean D. Sikiaridis
Thomas Rentmeister (*1964, lives and works in Berlin) and Sven- Julien Kanclerski (*1988, lives and works in Hanover) met in 2013 at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig. TR has held a professorship for sculpture there since 2009. SJK, whose early works are of a photographic nature, completed the main part of his studies with a focus on sculpture in this specialist class. In recent years, both artists have developed a sculptural practice that seeks to expand material boundaries. Their works position themselves – charmingly with a pinch of humour – contrary to the often elitist and stiff art establishment. TR traces the specific properties of objects and materials and illuminates their histories from an unusual angle. In SJK’s works, photography and sculpture work together. He develops expansive installations and objects that manifest themselves against the backdrop of urban living spaces and constitute a level of metagedanks from this realm. In “Keine Zeit für Theorie” (No Time for Theory), he shows a new work that takes up references to the language of subcultures.
Photo by Sven Sven- Julien Kanclerski