Häusler Contemporary

Hubert Kiecol and Koka Ramishvili in Munich and Ingolstadt (DE)

Hubert Kiecol and Koka Ramishvili in Munich and Ingolstadt (DE)

Koka Ramishvili, »Blue over Blue N1«, 2014 | oil on canvas | 100 x 140 cm

Koka Ramishvili, »Blue over Blue N1«, 2014 | oil on canvas | 100 x 140 cm

»On the Spiritual in Art | 100 years after Kandinsky and Malevitsch«
Group show with Hubert Kiecol and Koka Ramishvili
A cooperation of Deutschen Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst e.V. (DG), München (DE) and Museum für Konkrete Kunst (MKK), Ingolstadt (DE)
Opening DG, Munich: Thursday, September 12, 2018 | 6 – 9 pm
Opening MMK, Ingolstadt: Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 7 pm
Exhibition until November 10, 2018 (DG) respectively until March 10, 2019 (MMK)

In 1912, Wassily Kandinsky’s seminal writing »On the Spiritual in Art« was published. Simultaneously, artists like Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich dealt with similar ideas. They were looking for ways to represent the invisible, the transcendent, the spiritual, and they all came to a non-figurative painting style in which only color and form mattered.

More than a hundred years later, the question arises as to what relevance of this spiritual dimension has remained in non-figurative art. Concrete art has been regarded since the post-war period as a strictly mathematical direction, allegedly lacking any spiritual meaning, although its origins lie with Kandinsky and Malevich. A young generation no longer see themselves as a direct follower of such narrow style designations. Rather, they refer associatively to artists at the beginning of the twentieth century and their synaesthetic approach of shaping sound, color and movement into a work of art.

In DG’s and MKK’s joint exhibition, this search for the »spiritual« is to be pursued through exemplary positions of contemporary art. Unlike Kandinsky and his contemporaries, this happens today without the missionary zeal and the pursuit of a social utopia. But what connects over time is the belief in the power and magic of art.

(From the joint press release of DG and MMK)

Hubert Kiecol, »Sechs Aneinandergereihte«, 1982 | concrete | 26 x 9 x 13 cm

Hubert Kiecol, »Sechs Aneinandergereihte«, 1982 | concrete | 26 x 9 x 13 cm

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