Neil Taylor will be exhibiting at NEUES KUNSTHAUS, AHRENSHOOP, March 2017
Neuen Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop
Opening 4th March 2017
Neil Taylor, 2016, Oil on Bible Paper, 89 x 63cm
THE DISCOVERY OF THE PAINTER ALFRED PARTICLES
The first exhibition on the jubilee year 125 years of artists' colony Ahrenshoop will be held on 4 March 2017 in the Neue Kunsthaus with 43 contributions from former scholarship holders of the Künstlerhaus Lukas and from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Welcome and introductory words: Johanna K. Herrmann - guest curator
Reading: Jan Decker (Osnabrück)
Artists: * Caroline Bayer, Ewa Berg, Gunter Blendinger, Jan Decker, Matthias Dettmann, Udo Dettmann, Elli Graetz, Cornelia Gross, Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir, Klaus Hack, Eberhard Hartwig, Olli Heikkonen, TO Helbig, Heike Jeschonnek, Peter Kaiser, Claudia Kapellusch, Jeanette Kipka, Thomas Kleinschmidt, Hagen Klennert, Gitte Klisa, Clake Lauz, Julia Leschik, Dorte Meyer / Gert Bendel, Mske Otto, Justine Otto, Maria Raeuber, Fabian Reimann and Claudius Nießen , Clara S. Rueprich, Christiane Gerda Schmidt, Andy Scholz, Bernhard Schrock, Uta Siebert, Petra Steeger, Christiane Stegat, Anne Steinhagen, Armin Strohmeyr, Neil Taylor, Saskia Wenzel
The painter Alfred Partikel (* 1888) disappeared on October 20, 1945, while gathering mushrooms in the Ahrenshooper wood, a still swampy, natural forest part between the Bodden and the sea. For decades, his disappearance has been puzzling and speculating. His body was never found. Particles had fled from East Prussia by bicycle. Since 1921 he had lived in his home in Ahrenshoop, in which he repeatedly withdrew himself for the rest or before the reprisals of fascism and the effects of the war riots. Alfred Partikel was a member of the Freie Secession and the Deutscher Künstlerbundes. Some of his works were declared degenerate at the time of national socialism. As a prominent performer of the East Prussian landscape, his works are located in renowned museums, including the Ahrenshoop Art Museum, which will feature an etching in the exhibition.
We asked about the significance of this mythical history. The participating artists invite you to approach this topic from today's point of view with word and image. Our exhibition presents different perspectives on the events of the time, plays with the fictional, focuses on today and thus approaches the theme of disappearing, fleeing or forgetting. Thus, for example, Alfred Particle disappears literally in the wooden relief of the sculptor Klaus Hack or becomes a symbiotic one with nature in the object of Christiane Stegat or in the drawing by Uta Siebert. With her room installation, Caroline Bayer deals with questions about the truth and fiction of the disappearance of a person. The significance of the dense and impenetrable interior of the forest is, among other things, the subject of painting by Cornelia Gross, the theme of the photographs by Claire Laude, or the place where the video works of Clara S. Rueprich, Dorte Meyer and Gert Bendel are presented. Poems by Armin Strohmeyr and Olli Heikkonen point to the particular nature of the forest, while Jan Decker, with a post-war story, is the arch of today's position.
Exhibition 5 March to 1 May 2017 - a project in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Lukas, open daily - except Tuesdays - 10 am to 5 pm.
On 25th March 2017 at 4 pm a reading by Synke Köhler (Berlin) and Olli Heikkonen (Helsinki) as well as a discussion with participants and the audience will take place on the occasion of the festive week 125 years of artist colony Ahrenshoop.
We would like to thank the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Vorpommern-Rügen, Sparkasse Vorpommern, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Charlottenhof Ahrenshoop and the members of NEUKUNSTHUN FREUNDE.