Ausstellung: Blue Balloon, Artist: Henrik Jacob
Ausstellung: Tiere im Garten der Kunst, Künstlerin: Ina Sangenstedt
Ausstellung: Kommentare zu Verrat und Gewalt, Wandbild: Marina Koldobskaja
Ausstellung My Future is the Past, Künstler: Fritz Stier, Cutouts
Gunther Baumgart: Skizzen zum Kunstprojekt "Die Reise ohne Wiederkehr"

Contact

Archi Galentz, Andreas Wolf
Wollankstraße 112a
13187 Berlin
E-Mail: mail@wolf-galentz.de

About us

The gallery focuses on the presentation of 20th century artists from East and West Berlin and 21st art from Berlin and elsewhere. In contrasting and juxtaposing them, current and historic aethetic positions become discernible.

Event for the Koloniewedding

18.04. - 26.05.2024 Image and Sound

9. April–26. Mai 2024
So: 14:30–17:30 uhr
Mo: 17:30–21:30 Uhr

9 April – 26 May 2024
Opening: Fri 19 April, 7 pm

Bild und Ton (Image and Sound) is the title of the joint exhibition by Alexander Horn (Mannheim) and Henrik Jacob (Berlin), which will open at Galerie Wolf & Galentz on 19 April 2024. Henrik Jacob’s solo exhibition Blue Balloon was on show at the gallery during the coronavirus crisis in 2019, and Alexander Horn has been involved in several group exhibitions at the gallery.
We would like to invite you to the opening on Friday, 19 April 2024 from 7 pm.

Modelling Clay, Music and AI

Henrik Jacob, who most often creates works in black and white modelling clay, will be showing an interactive installation at Wolf & Galentz consisting of drawings, stickers, clay pictures and clay records. He will use the latter to make the versatile material of modelling clay acoustically tangible and let it resound. The record needle makes its way through a thick layer of modelling clay, changing the material itself and at the same time the sound it produces. Every sound is unique.

A completely new series of modelling clay pictures will be shown whose origin from AI image templates remains clearly visible in the final works. Henrik Jacob has simply adopted the built-in errors of the image generators and integrated them into the pictures. In his plasticine image series Real Estate – House for Sale (2024), for example, detached houses from artificially generated property adverts are offered for sale to viewers with all their shortcomings: those who don’t mind half windows, floating bushes and external staircases leading to nowhere can buy a plasticine property for a low price.

Only the Rocks Remain and The Last One at the Party

Alexander Horn’s paintings are just about the size of a postcard – the edges are not cleanly cut, the panels are not the same size; some are portrait, some landscape formats. Hung in a row, they form a swelling and receding line. Both series, Only the Rocks Remain and The Last One at the Party, show full-length portrait heads, one in dark near-monochrome, the other in nuances between white and black. Strangely attractive and at the same time absent, introverted, the sitters look directly out of the picture or are turned into profile. The small formats force the viewer to look up close, the intensity of the encounter is inescapable. It remains unclear who these people are, but it seems as if they are looking into our innermost being. Beyond words, Alexander Horn tells of the indescribable – of being human and what remains when the party is over.
Kim Behm

Past events

27.08.2023 One Minute No. 8 | Screening 27.08.2023

One Minute

Over the last 14 years Kerry Baldry has been compiling and organising screenings of artists’ moving images titled One Minute.
There are ten compilations to date (she is currently compiling One Minute volume eleven) which are an eclectic mix of works, all of them one minute long, by over 80 artists – from award winning filmmakers through to recent graduates.

The One Minute programmes have been screened world wide at
numerous galleries, artists spaces and film festivals and are now included in The British Film Institute national archive.

More information

please visit www.oneminuteartistfilms.blogspot.com/
A review of One Minute (1–4) by Michael Szpakowski for The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), the first international peer-reviewed scholarly publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts is available here:

About Kerry Baldry

Kerry Baldry is an artist, filmmaker and independent curator. Her film practice explores the relationship between performance and moving image and her work has been exhibited as both single screen and looped film installations in galleries and film festivals world wide. After graduating in Fine Art from Middlesex University with a B.A. (Hons) and then studying Fine Art Film and Video at Central St. Martins, she was commissioned to make a short film for BBC2s One Minute Television which was broadcast on The Late Show – a collaboration between BBC2 and The Arts Council.

Selected screenings and exhibitions include: the 57th Venice Biennale, the Rotterdam Film Festival,Brussel’s Art Week, Berlin Art Week, The Lux, The London Film Makers Co-op, HOME artists film weekender, KUMU Art Museum in Estonia, Sultan Nazri Shah Conference Building Oxford University, The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Lethaby Gallery Central St. Martins, Royal College of Art, London Art Fair.
Her work is in the collection of the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection, Lux and British Film Institute.
Her artistic practice encompasses a wide range of media and she currently works in her studio in Snowdonia, North Wales. www.kerrybaldry.co.uk

 

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Screening

One Minute No. 8

27 Aug 2023, 8pm

Start of a screening series with collections of moving images, each about 1 min. long. Curated and organised by Kerry Baldry, UK

Artists:

One Minute Volume 8
Paul Rooney, Nicky Hamlyn, Claire Morales, Nick Jordan, Gordon Dawson, Sana Ghobbeh, Tony Hill, Alex Pearl, Sam Meech, Greg Pope, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Philip Sanderson, Martin Pickles, Guy Sherwin, Olga Jurgenson, Kerry Baldry, Tansy Spinks, Sam Renseiw, Katherine Meynell, Philippos Kappa, Kelvin Brown, Chris Paul Daniels, Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Marty St. James, Shaun Hay, Virginia Hilyard, Eva Rudlinger, Louisa Minkin, Steven Ball, Kate Jessop, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Riccardo Iacono, Karen Densham, Mary Stark, Nicolas Herbert, Michael Szpakowski, Steven Woloshen, John Kippin, Daniela Butsch, Leister/Harris

 

15.03. - 17.04.2024 A B² C – konkret abstrakt 1

15.3.–17.4.2024
So 14:30–17:30 Uhr
Mo: 17:30–21:30 Uhr

We cordially invite you to the opening
 on Friday, 15 March 2024 from 7 pm.

Birgit Bellmann
Barbara Hindahl
Carlos Silva
Andreas Wolf

Opening: 15 March, 7pm

Exhibition: 17 March –4 April 2024
Opening hours: Sunday: 2:30–5:30 pm | Monday: 5:30–9:30 pm
and by prior arrangement by email

The exhibition at Wolf & Galentz is the first in the new series 
konkret abstrakt, which is dedicated to trends in contemporary non-representational painting procesual development of pictures meets conceptual approaches, op art meets sketched scribbles, precisely planned works meet months of intuition in slow motion. 

In addition to the four artists, in the gallery cabinet works by the 
late op artist Jürgen Peters will be on display.

artwork: Birgit Bellmann green groups_d, spraypaint on Aluminium, 85 x 85 cm, 2023 (detail)

31.03. - 21.05.2023 Positions on Figuration

31. März–21. Mai 2023

Positions on Figuration.

On the Occasion of Klaus Fußmann’s 85th Birthday

Opening of the Exhibition: Fri 31 March 2023, 7 p.m.
Exhibition 2 April – 21 May 2023

Klaus Fußmann, painter, graphic artist and essayist, was appointed professor of painting at the University of the Arts Berlin in 1974 at the age of only 36 and has taught a considerable number of artists who are successful today. Long after his retirement in 2005, Klaus Fußmann continued to mentor his students and maintains an open and collegial dialogue with many of them.

On the occasion of the master’s 85th birthday, some of his students would like to honour Klaus Fußmann with a group exhibition. A special aspect of Fußmann’s work is that he always firmly believed in the importance of figuration, regardless of fashions in art. Therefore, in the exhibition Positions on Figuration. On the Occasion of Klaus Fußmann’s 85th Birthday at the Gallery Wolf & Galentz, we present a selection of works by the artist.

Fußmann’s works are flanked by those of his students; works by Gunther Baumgart, Hans-Joachim Billib, Sibylla Weisweiler, Hermann Reimer, Thomas Kaemmerer, Philipp Mager, Georgi Tchaidze, Michael Waitz, Christine Weber, Archi Galentz and Katja Krouppa enter into a dialogue with those of the master.

A brochure showing the exhibited works, with biographies of the artists and essays on the role of the teacher in the development of one’s own artistic expression will be published at the exhibition’s closing.

Artwork: Philipp Mager, woodcut (detail)

29.10.2023 Screening One Minute Nr. 10

29 October 2023

Screening

One Minute No. 10

29. 10. 2023, 8pm

Screening series with collections of moving images, each about 1 min. long. Curated and organised by Kerry Baldry, UK

Artists:

One Minute Volume 10
Gordon Dawson and Louisa Minkin, Anna Mortimer, Zeljko Vukicevic (Zhel), Eva Rudlinger, Bob Georgeson, Kypros Kyprianou, Katharine Meynell, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Philip Sanderson, Alex Pearl, Gulce Tulcali, Simon Le Ruez, Nick Jordan, Jeremy Gluck and Charlie Kramer, Alessandra Arno, Ruxandra Mitache, Kerry Baldry, Giacomo Infantino and Francesca Ruberto, Yolande Brener & Danielle Imara, Jonathan Onsuwan Johnson, Sam Meech, Sana Ghobbeh, My Name Is Scot, Jacob Cartright, Ellie Kyungram Heo, Paul Tarrago, Martin Pickles, Tony Hill, Michael Szpakowski, Rastko Novakovic, Lynn Loo, Karissa Hahn and Andrew Kim, Stuart Pound, sam renseiw, Caroline Rumley, Sarah Harbridge, Guy Sherwin.

26.01. - 03.03.2024 Klaus Jurgeit –Rooms, Courtyards and Punks

26.1.–3.3.2024

Born and raised in Berlin, Klaus Jurgeit (1937–2017) remained closely connected to the city throughout his life and painted it in several fantastic series – among them the Berliner Hinterhöfe, Zimmer (and Punks).
In the early 1980s, Jurgeit began to paint Berlin interiors in watercolour on paper – rooms, often in squatted houses, sometimes also depicting their residents, who were sitting in their rooms. The pictures are compositionally convincing, excellent from an artistic standpoint, and with an astonishing attention to detail he has painted the entire interior with finesse and precision. Some of the works are veritable hidden object pictures, and there are always new discoveries to be made when looking at them.
In the same period – up until the 1990s – Jurgeit also painted backyards in Berlin. These are sometimes desolate places that, through painting them meticulously, suddenly become subjects worth depicting and contemplating. The paintings in both series are independent works of art and at the same time documents of the time – images of a bygone era.
A third series comprises portraits of punks whom Jurgeit met on the streets of Berlin and whom he asked to let him paint them.

28.09. - 30.10.2023 Under the Gaze

28.9.–30.10.2023

Contemporary Art from Finland (1)

28.09.-30.10.2023

Opening: Thu 28. 09. 2023, 7 pm

Artists

Mika Karhu, Niina Räty, Kari Vehosalo

The first exhibition in the new series of Finnish contemporary art at Wolf & Galentz focuses thematically on mechanisms of subject constitution in modernity, power relations and actual or imagined free will. A special focus is on Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality.

Artwork (Detail) | Mika Karhu: Fragile of the Senses, 2023, charcoal on paper, 40×30 cm

About the artists


Mika Karhu

Based on many years of study of psychology, neurology, philosophy and political theory, in his art Mika Karhu deals with human emotions – psychological aspects of being human – and how these are shaped by social structures and power relations. A particular focus is on trauma, fear and vulnerability. In his sombre ink paintings in shades of grey, black and white, the dark represents the shadow side of human existence, violence, depression, terror and that which we do not (cannot) talk about; the light represents knowledge, hope.

Mika Karhu, born in 1969 in Joensuu, Karelia, Finland, studied fine arts and graphic arts at the North Karelia College of Art and Design, the Institute of Printmaking at Lahti University, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and received his PhD in fine arts from Aalto University in Helsinki, where he now teaches art.
He has exhibited his art in many solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally, and his works are included in several public collections. He lives and works in Hyvinkää and Helsinki.


Niina Räty

Fish

In the last years I have painted many fish and even caught a few.

My work builds on traditional still-life, nudes and portraits, but focuses on the form and features of the main subject. With these paintings I want to point out the bodily similarities between fish and reposing humans. In essence, both are just tubes of flesh, wordless lumps of quietness in a clammy skin.

Niina Räty, born 1973 in Lahti, lives and works in Helsinki.
She studied at Liminka Art School, Akureyri School of Visual Arts, Lahti Institute of Fine Arts and she graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in Finland, Germany, USA, Great Britain, Sweden and Belgium and she has received several grants from different Finnish institutions.


Kari Vehosalo

Kari Vehosalo’s art gives form to the shared abstract social reality. Social norms, care, work, death, pleasure and pain are present in his art, but detached from familiar meanings. Vehosalo’s pictorial language plays with the sense of reality by representing things and worlds that are true, but not real. Through the process of alienation, Vehosalo’s artistic practise enables the constant re-evaluation of the ontological map that we hold up against the world.
In his art Vehosalo has dealt extensively with issues concerning power. His works explore the psychopathology of everyday life and the structures of reality.

Kari Vehosalo (born 1982 Finland) has graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Fine Arts, and Aalto University, University of Art and Design. Vehosalo is represented in many major collections, among them KIASMA – museum of contemporary art, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Helsinki Art Museum, Lahti Art Museum. He lives and works in Helsinki.

30.09.2023 Screening One Minute Nr. 9

30. 09.2023

Screening

One Minute No. 9

30. 09. 2023, 8pm

Screening series with collections of moving images, each about 1 min. long. Curated and organised by Kerry Baldry, UK

Artists:

One Minute Volume Nine
Tony Hill, Paul Tarrago, Eva Rudlinger, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore,
Rose Butler, Steven Woloshen, Erica Suderburg, Michael Szpakowski,
sam renseiw, Philip Sanderson, Anna Mortimer, Karissa Hahn, Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman, Scott Fitzpatrick, Peter Martin, Chris Paul Daniels, Kypros Kyprianou,
Katharine Meynell, Grant Petrey, Jonathan Spencer, My Name is Scot, Kerry Baldry, Sam Meech, Amy Lunn, Nick Herbert, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Chris Meigh-Andrews,
Gordan Dawson and Louisa Minkin, David Chatton Barker,
Heather Ross, Nicky Hamlyn, Marty St. James, Maud Haya Baviera, Chris A. Wright,
Rachel Allain, Ellie Kyungran Heo, Pablo Robertson de Unamuno and Zeljko Vukicevic (Zhel)