Group Show
until 3 May 2022

Berlinische Galerie
Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst,Fotografie und Architektur
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
D-10969 Berlin


Group Show
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern
until 8 May 2022





press review



Tagesspiegel, 6. März 2021:
ILJA HEINIG – In Process

Artikel von Angelika Leitzke

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Tagesspiegel, 6 March 2021:
ILJA HEINIG – In Process

article by Angelika Leitzke

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Galerie Volker Diehl:
Exercising Astonishment – Part II
6 September 2020 – 16 October 2020

Niebuhrstrasse 2
10629 Berlin–Charlottenburg


baltic art weekend 2020:
28 – 30 August 2020
Martin Assig, BieneFeld, Strawalde
open daily 11 – 18

GALERIE BORN, Born a. Darss at baltic art weekend 2020

baltic art weekend 2020
Kunsthalle Rostock
Hamburger Straße 40
D-18069 Rostock


▶ artist talk:

MICHAEL MARKWICK – Sunshine for A Long Midnight


show is extended until 5 September 2020 at GALERIE BORN, Berlin.


▶ Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig:


1 August – 12 September 2020
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
Spinnereistr. 7, Halle 5
D-04179 Leipzig


▶ Video:


Impressions of YANNIS MARKANTONAKIS by Alexis Barzos.





“Like all art, this painting is best seen in person, because it is difficult to capture with a camera lens the light passing through the transparent areas of this work on silk. “Sleeper Rising” shows a figure climbing out of a spring-green earth. I painted this piece in January 2020, right as Covid-19 was spreading. It feels a bit strange to keep stating whether this is a pre-pandemic painting or not, but it also seems important somehow, perhaps because the skeletal architecture in the work reflects our current moment. The image has become charged.
The fragility in these new works was meant to mirror an intimate, tenuous relationship with nature. The figure in the work, while abstract, rises in a mood of hope and transformation. If you look carefully, you can see a reference to a second figure in the lower half of the painting.”
— Michael Markwick
Michael Markwick: Sunshine for a Long Midnight
11 June – 29 August 2020
Tue – Sat 11 AM – 6 PM

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Photos: Eric Tschernow


Framed Process: LUCY TEASDALE

“I want to go back to basics and work to develop new forms in clay. A phrase often heard recently is “In these unprecedented times…”. I want to take this moment to look back at other turning points in history, for example 1848, the year of revolutions. As a starting point I’ll take an image of a ragged-trousered standard bearer, waving his flag in an enormous circle. I want to carry on this movement and make a sculpture built around a spiral. Perhaps it will be possible to repeat the figures, to pile on top of one another to create a swirling totem pole of revolutionary figures.”
– Lucy Teasdale
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“Tree Hugger” shows an abstracted skeletal figure merging with the top of a pine tree that is radiating light. The term “tree hugger ” is often used negatively by the political right to refer to someone who is an environmental activist. It can also be understood as a loving embrace of nature. I wanted to reclaim this term to depict the positive relationship to nature. Here, I hoped the figure would become almost saint-like. The painting walks a line between political, spiritual, and romantic ideas.
In making this work (and others in the exhibition), I cut wood forms and printed them on the silk, creating a variety of surfaces, forms, and hard and soft edges. If you look carefully, you will see that sections of the frame are painted, in order to create more depth behind the silk. I wanted light to travel through the thin washes of paint and bounce back to the eyes of the viewer. Other moments in the painting show a heavier build-up of sand and glass, both reflecting light. The painting should be dynamic, shifting as the viewer walks around it.
— Michael Markwick
Tree Hugger (2020)
160 x 120 cm (63 x 47 1/4 in.)
Acryl auf Seide / Acrylic on silk

Photos: Eric Tschernow


Uwe Kowski
Kunsthalle Rostock

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 6 pm

12 January – 23 February 2020

Uwe Kowski, Traube, 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 165 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin

A catalogue will be published for the exhibition at MMKoehn Verlag.

Sunday, 12 January 2020 at
2 pm, an artist's talk with
Uwe Kowski and Gerd Harry Lybke will take place under the moderation of Leonie Pfennig. Kunsthalle Rostock Hamburger Straße 40
18069 Rostock


Alles nur Erinnerung
Schweriner Kunst- und Museumsverein
2 November 2019 – 12 January 2020

Location: Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin
Alter Garten 2
19055 Schwerin


Gilgian Gelzer
A Light Year Away
Gallery Jean Fournier, Paris
12 September – 9 November 2019


Berliner Zeitung, 16 May 2019:

Nature in the picture frame

GALERIE BORN invited three Dutch people to show the painted world in front of their window

It was not one of the great Dutch painters of still lifes and nature-morte motifs of the Golden Age who left this line. Almost a century later, the French romantic Delacroix let posterity know that it was important to translate the "vocabulary of nature" into an individual language. That was very modern. In this sense, three Dutch artists – Marc Mulders, Reinoud van Vught and Han Klinkhamer – "translate" the world in front of their studio window into a sensual universe of reality and abstraction.
By Ingeborg Ruthe


Martin Assig
Because I was born
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
21 May 2019 – 1 September 2019


Gilgian Gelzer
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen
23 March 2019 – 1 September 2019


Lucy Teasdale
Three black pears
Kunstverein Galerie am Markt Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
10 February 2019 – 14 April 2019


Michael Markwick
New songs to learn and sing
Martin von Wagner Museum, Würzburg, Germany
12 December 2018 – 4 April 2019


Uwe Kowski and Kai Schiemenz
AKI Gallery Taipei, Taiwan
17 November – 30 December 2018


Strawalde / Jürgen Böttcher
Drawing, Painting, Film
Städtische Galerie Dresden – Art Collection
to 27 January 2019


Gilgian Gelzer
L'rt du dessin
Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen
8 November 2018 – 11 February 2019


Daniel Schlier
Galerie Jean Brolly
27 October – 17 November 2018


Martin Assig
Bodenbild, 2018
Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany


17 February – 6 May 2018
Malmö Konsthall, Sweden


STRAWALDE – Painting and Collages
4 February – 25 March 2018
Gallery Schrade, Mochental


19 November – 11 February 2018
Gallery Jean Fournier, Paris


12. May – 12 July 2017
Beaux-Arts de Paris


MARTIN ASSIG – Insight Idiosyncrasy
28. April – 2 September 2017
Gallery Volker Diehl, Berlin


GALLERY BORN – paper position
28. – 30. April 2017, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Opening: Thu, 27. April 2017, 5 -9 p.m.
Bikini Berlin
Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin
Exhibited artists: Martin Assig, BieneField


GILGIAN GELZER – Pencilmania
14th. January – 23. April 2017
Solothurn Art Museum


14th. January – 25. February 2017
Gallery Eigen + Art / Leipzig


"Me in a no-time state" – About the individual
10 years Of Kolumba, 2007 – 20017
15 September 2017 – 14 August 2018


MARTIN ASSIG – Exhibition participation
VERMISST – Die blauen Pferde von Franz Marc
3 March – 5 June 2017Haus am Waldsee / Berlin