30 May — 9 August 2009

Compilation IV

Opening: Friday, May 29, 2009, 7 p.m.

With Compilation IV, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf continues the young exhibition series initiated in 2003. The title points to the compilation and interplay of artistic
positions that are thematically related or close in genre. After focusing successively on photography, film and video (2003), sculpture and installations (2005) and painting (2007), Compilation IV brings together artists of the younger generation who work in the media of drawing and collage.
In recent years, drawing has again become popular, reflected in a many-faceted concern with the
possibilities and techniques it offers. The exhibition will present a broad spectrum of modes of expression, from comic-style series and text-image dialogues to drawing as investigation of memory and perception and as an archiving technique, from extensive paper objects and silhouettes, erased and overdrawn newspaper pictures to animated and collage films. One basic trend common to the works is a proclivity for narrative, for the imaginative and fictional.

Participating artists: Sandra Böschenstein, Jürgen von Dückerhoff, Christine Gensheimer, Katie Holten, Christian Holstad, Monica Ursina Jäger, Matthias Reinhold, Nadja Schöllhammer, Mungo Thomson

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue prepared by DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne. It is available in German and English and contains a foreword by Ulrike Groos, an introduction by Carmela Thiele and further texts by Jens Asthoff, Katja Behrens, Magdalena Holzhey, Christy Lange, Astrid Mania, Irene Müller, Jari Ortwig and Dagmar Weiß. Size: approx. 136 pages with numerous colour illustrations. Price: EUR 29,95

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