Gallery of the University of Applied Sciences FH Potsdam

Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 6

Left: Sol LeWitt, Open Cube, 1968

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Galerie / Marzona Collection

Centre: Tim Ayres, A spire (for W. G.), 2002/03 and Crepuscular, 2003

Courtesy of the artist & VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam

Right: As you wish, wall painting by Jarosław Fliciński

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Foreground: Sol LeWitt, Open Cube, 1968

Lacquered aluminium, 105 x 105 x 105 cm

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Galerie / Marzona Collection

Background: Tim Ayres, Crepuscular, 2003

Industrial paints and varnish on MDF panel, 150 x 260 cm

and A spire (for W. G.), 2002/03

Industrial paints and varnish on MDF panel, 225.5 x 130 cm

Courtesy of the artist & VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Left: Pedro Cabrita Reis, Compound #7, 2006

Steel, 225 cm x 125 cm x 75 cm

Right: Jarosław Fliciński, As you wish, 2006 

Acrylic paint on wooden construction, 380 x 420 x 50 cm

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Left: Pedro Cabrita Reis, Compound #7, 2006

Steel, 225 cm x 125 cm x 75 cm

Centre: Gerold Miller, instant vision 7, 2005

Laquered aluminium, 280 x 280 x 15 cm (3 parts)

Courtesy Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

Right: Gerold Miller, poster installation, 2006 

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Gerold Miller

Left: instant vision 7, 2005

Laquered aluminium, 280 x 280 x 15 cm (3 parts)

Right: poster installation, 2006 

Courtesy Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Foreground: Sol LeWitt, Open Cube, 1968

Lacquered aluminium, 105 x 105 x 105 cm

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Galerie / Sammlung Marzona

Background: Gerold Miller, poster Installation, 2006 

Courtesy Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin

Photo: Carsten Hensel, Potsdam

George Hadjimichalis, Broadway Boogie Woogie, 2006

Video, loop

Courtesy the artist

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Jakob Kolding

Background: Posters, 2003

Offset prints, Edition 700, 260,4 x 173,1 cm

Courtesy of the artist & centre d'Údition contemporaine

Front: Untitled, 2001/2006

Poster stacks German & English, each poster 84 x 60 cm

Courtesy of the artist & Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

Installation views of the Kolding poster in Potsdam

Left: Brian O'Connell, Sentences on Conceptual Art by Sol Lewitt

According to the Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll

as played by Brian O'Connell, 2004

35 drawings, 8 inkjet prints, 38 x 30.5 cm each

Private collection Berlin

Right: Carl Andre, Eighth Reversed Steel Corner, 1978

36 parts, steel, 50 x 50 x 0.5 cm each

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Galerie / Marzona Collection

Photo: Krzysztof Zieliński / European Art Projects

The third thematic focus is devoted explicitly to the grid - an homage

'against all odds' to the right angle. Works of younger artists enter into a dialogue

with sculptural works of two pioneers of Minimal Art, Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre.

The tradition of constructive and concrete art is closely connected

to the 'Ideal City' in the history of ideas. These connections are investigated

above all in works by artists who are coming to terms in a playful

and critical way with the tradition of geometric modernism.

Gerold Miller places his precisely built geometrical wall objects

on an ironical poster installation. In Tim Ayres' Grid Paintings,

the grid is disassembled by all available means, and yet it remains

constitutive of the proportions of his paintings. Sentences on Conceptual Art

by Sol LeWitt According to the Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll as played

by Brian O'Connell should also be seen as a playful reference

to Minimal Art. Jakob Kolding employs a collage technique which

builds on constructivist book and poster design. They are however loaded

with contemporary form and content. In his wall painting, Jarosław Fliciński

contraposes rigid grid structures with dynamic circular forms.

Stern, almost brutal is Pedro Cabrita Reis' steel sculpture Compound

which departs in its intended irregularity and rawness from

the dictatorship of the right angle.

Site specific installations in the same building complex:

Daniela Brahm, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jarosław Fliciński,

Jacob Kolding, Lucas Lenglet, Monika Sosnowska, Lawrence Weiner