Exhibitions · 2019
Art Mûr Montreal/Berlin
duo exhibition with ceramic works by
Dana Widawski Figures de Décoration and
Greg Payce Transfiguration
EXHIBITION: September 12 – October 19, 2019
Location: ART MÛR - Berlin, Hessische Str. 9, 10115 Berlin
OPENING HOURS: Wed - Sat from 10 a.m. - 18 p.m.
Dana Widawski presents in her exhibition Figures de Décoration kitschy porcelain figures on finely glazed consoles, hand-painted ceramic plates and wall tiles on which she burned her figurative fantasies. There is a kind of irony in the title of the exhibition. Her apparently decorative ceramics, painted in traditional glaze technique, are subtle and amusing in tone but also very provocating. The artist does not hesitate to deal with stereotypes and to play with contrasts. She poses questions that reveal conflicts between common gender roles. Dana Widawski presents herself candidly on tile tableaux in the bathroom in search of her identity, or depicts psychological and interpersonal abysses. In her newest works, in particular, she deals with current political issues in a disturbingly subversive way. It is worth taking a deep look behind the scenes of what seems to be merely decorative decorations.
Greg Payce’s ceramics stem from his obsession with ceramics form and decoration and pottery’s primal relationship to human form. Payce began using the pro les of his vases (placed in rows beside each other) to produce illusory images in the negative spaces between them. He began with ideas from historical sources (such as Italian albarelli, pre -revolutionary Sêvres garnitures, and Meissen figurines). His ceramics evolved into larger-scale and more complex works in terms of pro le and image. Serial and narrative ideas began animating forms and images. These ideas led to further works using other media to produce lenticular images, video, and large-scale turned -metal remediations of his ceramics.
Further information about the exhibitions: www.artmur.com
POSITION/Berlin Art Fair
Art Mûr Montreal/Berlin
September 12 – 15, 2019
Flughafen Tempelhof-Hangar 4, Columbiadamm 10, 10965 Berlin/Germany
O19 | OSTRALE biennial 2019
12th International exhibition of contemporary arts
3 July – 1 September 2019
Opening: 3 July · 6 pm
Historische Tabakfabrik f6 Striesen · Schandauer Str. 66-68 · 01277 Dresden · Germany
Further information about the Biennale: www.ostrale.de
VI Art Festival "EYE NEVER SLEEP"
Festival: 30 June - 4 July · 2019
Exhibition/Dana Widawski: Stencil and glaze painting
30 June – 31 July 2019
Opening exhibition: 30 June · 9 pm
at the New Palace in Ostromecko/ Bydgoszcz,
Bydgoska 9 · 86-070 Ostromecko · Poland
I am very pleased to have been invited this year by my Polish fellow artists –antidepressants, cultural- and art activists– to an extremely exciting arts festival.
Under the motto "PLAY", the combination of visual arts, film, philosophy and music will once again be experienced this year. The interdisciplinary project combines the formula of film reviews, workshops, discussions, exhibitions, theatre performances and happenings.
Further information about the festival: www.czarnykarzel.pl
ART AWARD: PSYCHE, KUNST UND GESUNDHEIT [Psyche, Art and Health]
23 May – 19 July 2019 · Bochum/Germany
Award ceremony 6 June
Vernissage: 23 May · 5 pm
FBZ Research Centre / Bochumer Fenster
Massenbergstr. 9–13 · 44787 Bochum · Germany
Participating and nominated artists:
Silke Albrecht, Lindy Annis, Boyun Choi, Julien Deiss, Chris Dietzel, Paula Doepfner, Gunilla Jähnichen, Klara Kayser, Flor Maria Reiners, Katja Tönnissen, Vivian, Caroline Weng, Dana Widawski
Further information on the art prize and the exhibition: www.kli.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
DER SCHEIN DER DINGE [The semblance of things]
16 February – 30 March 2019
Opening: 15 February · 7 pm
Scotty Enterprises – project space for contemporary art and experimental media
Oranienstr. 46 · 10969 Berlin · Germany
Participating artists: Astrid Busch, Jesse Farber, Christa Fülbier, Kati Gausmann, Francisca Gomez, Rainer Gottemeier, Carola Grimm, Jan Klopfleisch, Pauline Kraneis, Ute Lindner, Anja Majer, Nikolai Marcinowski, Manfred Miersch, Katja Pudor, Christoph Rodde, Michaela Schwarz-Weismann, Zuzanna Skiba, Nicola Stäglich, Michael Strasser, Marc von der Hocht, Sybilla Weisweiler, Dana Widawski
Further information about the exhibition: www.scottyenterprises.de/der-schein-der-dinge