Frank Nitsche, ROB-20-2005, 2005, oil on canvas, 98 3/8 x 78 3/4".

Frank Nitsche

Haus am Waldsee

Frank Nitsche, ROB-20-2005, 2005, oil on canvas, 98 3/8 x 78 3/4".

A solo with a sidekick: Frank Nitsche, a painter known for his complex, synthetic-abstract manipulations of pictorial space, invited Swiss video artist Yves Netzhammer to augment his first institutional show in Berlin with a couple of bonus works—thus “Frank Nitsche COCKTAILHYBRIDCONCEPT—Feat. Yves Netzhammer,” which filled both floors of Haus am Waldsee. Nitsche focused his conceptually rigorous presentation on a new group of works from 2010, juxtaposing them with selected pieces from the last ten years to create calculated constellations. This above all made the exhibition worth seeing. Netzhammer contributed two videos from two different phases of his career: Möbel der Proportionen (Furniture of Proportions), 2008, and Junge Äste ahmen alte Geweihe nach und alte Geweihe junge Äste (Young branches imitate old antlers and old antlers young branches), 1999. Admittedly,

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