Friday, March 6
Markus Lüpertz’s first major solo exhibition in Berlin in five years presents new large-scale paintings bearing the artist’s signature mixture of abstraction and figuration. Using Greek mythology as his subject matter, Lüpertz disrupts would-be classical scenes by inserting seemingly contradictory elements like fragmented bodies, animal skulls, and helmets.
Markus Lüpertz Neue Bilder
Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans shows a new group of neon sculptures featuring subtly different light temperatures. Inspired by the horizon line, the individual neon tubes are presented in the company of a traditional Japanese Katagami screen.
Cerith Wyn Evans
Canadian artist Marcel Dzama’s latest film, a tribute to David Cronenberg, describes the romance between Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian artist Maria Martins. Shown for the first time in Germany at KW, the thiry-five-minute film stars Kim Gordon and features a soundtrack by Will Butler, Jeremy Gara, and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire.
Marcel Dzama UNE DANSE DES BOUFFONS (or A JESTER’S DANCE)
Polish artist Alicja Kwade’s solo show explores themes of time and remains. Video and sculptural works featuring clock hands and broken glass describe cycles of creation and destruction.
Alicja Kwade Etwas Abwesendes, dessen Anwesenheit erwartet wurde
Tracing the evolution of Joseph Beuys’s sculptures, this exhibition begins with early works influenced by Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Ewald Mataré. Many of the sculptures on view hail from Céline and Heiner Bastian’s own collection and are being shown at the gallery for the first time ever, following a long-term loan to the Hamburger Bahnhof.