Alexander Lieck

Mein Europa

Alexander Lieck Mein Europa
24.2.
6.5.2018
Kunstverein Hannover

Opening on Friday, 23. of February 2018

With the solo exhibition »Mein Europa« (My Europe), the Kunstverein Hannover is presenting the first retrospective of the oeuvre of Alexander Lieck (*1967 in Berlin, lives in Berlin).

The artist poses fundamental questions to the role of art, in particular to the medium of painting. The traces of the painterly process in his works have a captivating effect. They are masterful and at the same poetic, and demand independent consideration without holding ready any contextualizations. Alexander Lieck writes the following in his manifesto-like text »Kunst und Malerei« (Art and Painting) from 2013:
»I don’t want to demonstrate anything with my art or possibly prove anything; I don’t seek the picture or painting but the imagination, victory over the idea, self-conquest, working against oneself and perhaps even time and again failing because of or with oneself.«

The title of the exhibition already opens up a wide field of associations consisting of geographical references and content-related connections, which Lieck evokes especially through the choice of titles for his works. They operate much like paintings themselves: associative, erratic, poetic. His inquiry into form continues in the drawings, sculptures, and photographs developed in urban space that he produces parallel to his paintings. Concepts such as ruin, amateurishness, or the unmistakable debates on “bad painting” or the “end of painting” are addressed artistically.

Beyond his ongoing individual practice, collaborative works are also being shown that he developed with Olivier Foulon (*1976 in Brussels, lives in Berlin). Foulon’s conceptually arranged works like deal with gaps and traces—in which the interface between the two artistic positions is based.

18.00
Movie screening at the cinema of the Künstlerhaus
Painters Painting

With an introduction by Alexander Lieck

Painters Painting
Regie: Emile de Antonio, USA 1972, Originalfassung, 16 mm,116 Min.

19.00
Talk
Painting 2.0 – Paining during the information age

Tonio Kröner (Projectemployee, Museum Brandhorst, Munich)

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12.00–15.00

18.00
Movie screening at the cinema of the Künstlerhaus
Painters Painting

With an introduction by Alexander Lieck

Regie: Mitani Kōki, Japan 1997 Original mit deutschen Untertiteln, 35 mm,104 Min.

19.00
lecture
Bad Painting – Bad Photography

Francisco Vogel (Lehrbeauftragter Universität Hildesheim / Kurator Kunstverein Hildesheim)

The lecture is organized by the Kunststoff-Team. But open for every age group.

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19.00
artist talk

With Alexander Lieck and Kathrin Jentjens (art historian)

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	Alexander Lieck, Olivier Foulon »Garçon 8«, 2017
Alexander Lieck, Olivier Foulon »Garçon 8«, 2017
	Alexander Lieck »La Nationale«, 2013
Alexander Lieck »La Nationale«, 2013
	Alexander Lieck »Pillow Talk«, 2012
Alexander Lieck »Pillow Talk«, 2012
	Alexander Lieck »Papagei«, 2011
Alexander Lieck »Papagei«, 2011