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Press release MULTILAYER Vision 20/20

Curated by Juliane Rogge & Ivo Ringe

With works from around 50 international artists, MULTILAYER makes visible a phenomenon currently taking place in studios of concrete art: the multi-layered composition of the picture plane.


The works bear witness to multi-dimensional thinking and formulating in two-dimensional form - especially painting and drawing - and, at the same time, to overcoming dependance on perspective representation of defined spaces. In fact, different structures, overlapping at the same time and in the same place, interact and yet remain individually recognizable. Similar to the overlapping of memories and ideas about the future onto our perception of the present moment, the "simultaneity of events" (Thomas Micchelli) within the structural complexity expresses an aspect of reality. Through their interaction, self-contained autonomy and referential coexistence, the space between these pictorial layers becomes a statement in itself: here, unique depth and energy are generated and felt.

The exhibition, which can be understood as an exploratory engagement with a current, living phenomenon, brings together primarily paintings and drawings that have been created in the past two years and thus, shows the many independent approaches of artists of different generations and nationalities in addressing this timely theme. The initial inspiration for MULTILAYER Vision 20/20 came from a (re-) questioning of national borders and national identities, as triggered by the decided and imminent BREXIT. 

With works from Hungary, Great Britain, Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, the USA and Germany, MULTILAYER Vision 20/20 will travel as a touring exhibition - after its initial station at RAUM SCHROTH in the Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, DE (11.10.20 - 10.01.21), it will be shown in Schloss
Plüschow - the Mecklenburgische Künstlerhaus, Plüschow, DE, in Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance/Cornwall, GB and in the Vasarely Museum, Budapest, HU. Further venues are in planning.

Tim Allen (GB) ǀ Stefan Annerel (BE) ǀ Steven Baris (US) ǀ Dominic Beattie (GB) ǀ Nelleke Beltjens (NL) ǀ Wolfgang Berndt (DE) ǀ Andrew Bick (GB) ǀ Alain Biltereyst (BE) ǀ Britta Bogers (DE) ǀ Beti Bricelj (SL) ǀ Brice Brown (US) ǀ Dan Devening (US) ǀ Ursula-Lisa Deventer (DE) ǀ Edgar Diehl (DE) ǀ Mark Francis (GB) ǀ Luc Hoekx (BE) ǀ Vanessa Jackson (GB) ǀ Michael Jäger (DE) ǀ Jason Karolak (US) ǀ Imi Knoebel (DE) ǀ Gerda Kruimer (NL) ǀ Antoine Langenieux-Villard (FR) ǀ Rudy Lanjouw (NL) ǀ Annekatrin Lemke (DE) ǀ Jai Llewellyn (GB) ǀ Peter Lowe (GB) ǀ Jonas Maas (DE) ǀ Dóra Maurer (HU) ǀ Patrick Mifsud (GB) ǀ Burghard Müller-Dannhausen (DE) ǀ Laurence Noga (GB) ǀ Paul Pagk (GB/US) ǀ Nina Pops (RS) ǀ Marlon Red (RO) ǀ Tim Renshaw (GB) ǀ Ivo Ringe (DE) ǀ James Ryan (GB) ǀ Julio Rondo (ES) ǀ Suzan Shutan (US) ǀ Sonita Singwi (US) ǀ Sandi Slone (US) ǀ Gary Stephan (US) ǀ Lorraine Tady (US) ǀ Dannielle Tegeder (US) ǀ Isabella Til (DE) ǀ Don Voisine (US) ǀ Thomas Weil (DE) ǀ András Wolsky (HU) ǀ Miro Zahra (DE)

Exhibition dates: October 11, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Location: Schroth room in the Museum Wilhelm Morgner Thomästraße 1, 59494 Soest, DE 


Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Thursday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Saturday + Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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