At the fourth edition of POSITIONS BERLIN art fair, dr. julius | ap showcases a duo-presentation of works by Esther Stocker [1974 in Silandro, IT] and Hartmut Böhm [1938 in Kassel, DE].
The two artists represent the most renowned artistic positions of the gallery‘s programme and feature two generations and disciplines within contemporary conceptual minimal concrete art.
Esther Stocker has long been concerned with grids—and with disruptions, variations, distortions, and interactions between grid structures. This interest soon expanded from her painting into the third dimension, and her many large-scale works, such as installations, murals, and art-in-architecture projects, have garnered her a name in the international art world.
She has recently expanded the range of her sculptural work, at first developed from the deformation of an ideal grid through inversion, extrusion and overlapping using paper and textile, to include furniture-like objects made of wood.
A selection of the artist’s work, including painting, sculpture, and objects, will be shown at POSITIONS.
Hartmut Böhm is one of the leading representatives of European minimal-concrete art and one of the most influential reductive artists of his generation. Böhm created his first system-based works in 1959. In April-May 1964, his works were part of the groundbreaking exhibition Nouvelle Tendance: Propositions visuelles du movement international at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition introduced new movements such as op art, kinetic and concrete art, Zero, GRAV, Gruppo T and Gruppo N, and particularly highlighted works that conveyed concepts of motion through serial repetition.
In his six decades of artistic production, Böhm has proceeded from a rationally comprehensible, serial-constructive artistic approach. His work extends beyond minimalist methods to include contemporary collages of representational objects, and constantly reveals new innovative power.
A concentrated selection of Böhm’s work will be presented at POSITIONS.
In parallel, dr. julius | ap will also be showing drawings from 1972 as part of a trio of exhibitions produced in cooperation with DiehlCUBE and IKEDA GALLERY which together aim to provide a comprehensive view of Böhm’s work.
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