Ornamental · 2016
group exhibition · Kunstquartier Bethanien · Berlin
group exhibition · curated by Jörg Hasheider
Kunstquartier Bethanien · Berlin · 29 – 31 July 2016
The ornament is celebrating a comeback – taunted as surplus decoration for a long time, it increasingly is in the focus of architecture, interior design and visual arts again.
The exhibition showcased a selection of 9 contemporary positions, that work with the artistic attributes of the ornamental – repetition, rhythm, recursiveness, simplification – and refer to the transcendent and regulative quality of ornamentation.
The range of works included the exploration and processing of historical formats as well as digital codes. The media of the partly installative and wall-filling works were painting, underglaze painting, various printing techniques, cut-out, video and drawing.
shown works by Dana Widawski: