Participating artists: Frank Badur, Leiko Ikemura, Lev Khesin, Tobias Köbsch, Michael Peltzer, Ute Pleuger, Achim Riethmann, Arno Rink, Johannes Spehr, Robert Sturmhoevel, Ekkehard Tischendorf, Michael van Ofen
The title is program: with "vis à vis" an exciting meeting is initiated in the Barlach Halle K - a reunion between former students and their teachers. The former students have meanwhile paved their own individual way into the art world as gallery artists. A path that has taken one more, the other less influenced by his mentor.
The self-discovery process of young artists is one of the central challenges of art studies alongside artistic practice. The release from the creative role model becomes a balance between self-discovery and emancipation. This ongoing, individual process is reflected today in the broad spectrum of artistic creation. Both on the national and on the international art market, the career and education of a renowned teacher play a decisive role in artistic development. Thus, the study can prove to be a predicate that opens doors, but also stirs up expectations.
With the encounter between gallery artists and their former professors, the group exhibition creates a juxtaposition, a coexistence and a togetherness that reflects this balancing act of each artist's biography. Thus, the exhibition unites different artistic positions, concepts and approaches by putting into dialogue both the work of gallery artists and the works of academy professors.