Germany - Kunstverein Ahlen - Karin Hanssen - NOW= The Time06/01/2010
January 18 - February 21, 2010
Preview solo show and book launch The Thrill of It All on January 17th at 11 am.
The concept of the exhibition NOW = The Time consists of bringing together a number of paintings around the opposition past / past- future, viewed from the present (the now) with utopia, the ideal, the euphoria and intimacy as related topics. The exhibition consists of landscapes on the one hand (pregnant with the past) and on the other hand of futuristic scenes seen in the past (postwar modernism). The exhibition is conceived as a transit zone where time is detached from its original context, and where we can see a glimpse of the past, the future and the present.
A catalogue of the show NOW= The Time (ROMA publication) with contributions of Philippe Van Cauteren and Karin Hanssen is available in Dutch and German.
On January 17, 2010 in the KunstVerein Ahlen a book launch of the publication The Thrill of It All (MER publication) will take place. The book gives the first comprehensive overview of Karin Hanssen's paintings of the last 15 years. The contributing writers are Philippe Van Cauteren (artistic director S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium), Gregory Salzman (independent curator and writer on contemporary art, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.) and David Broker (artistic director CCAS, Canberra, Australia). Language: English - Dutch. (www.merpaperkunsthalle.org)
Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren
Image: Karin Hanssen, The Raft, oil on canvas, 190/130, 2009