The series Grenzlandschaften (1998-2000) also shows interiors. Rock chambers, hermit cells, hacked out of the precipitous mountain face of the Transcaucasus in or after the sixth century by Christians who had emigrated from Syria. Bertubani, Udabno, Natlismtsemeli, Chichriduri, Zamebulo, Mrabalzkaro, Dodosrka, Muchrani, Saberejbi, Berebis Seri, Werangaredja. The concept of a boundary does not only refer to the modern frontier location of the caves between Georgia and Azerbaijan. Historically, they lay on a borderline between imposed and voluntary exile. And of course, in the solitude of extreme reclusion, there were also existential borderline experiences, physical and mental. Borderline experiences that also had to be brought to their conclusion so that these pictures could be created.
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From the Holdings of the Insel Hombroich:
Bruno Goller. Paintings and Drawings
8 September 2012 to 7 April 2013
Bruno Goller is considered one of the most important German painters of the 20th century. His oeuvre largely eludes art currents and art historical categorization; it is compellingly self-committed. Throughout his life, Bruno Goller increasingly rejected the art business; he is “one of the most authentic figures in art before and after the middle of the century” (Werner Schmalenbach). More than forty exemplary works from seven decades (1922-1993) are shown in the exhibition in the Siza Pavilion at the Raketenstation Hombroich, including some that have never been shown before.
The exhibition is supplemented by a portrait of Goller, drawn by his most prominent student, Konrad Klapheck. Bruno Goller. Paintings and Drawings in the building by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza heralds a planned series From the Holdings of the Insel Hombroich with outstanding exhibitions of artists such as Hans (Jean) Arp, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gotthard Graubner, Konrad Klapheck, August Sander or Oskar Schlemmer. Selected works of fine art, photography and literature complement the ongoing exhibitions at the intersection of architecture and sculpture in the Siza Pavilion at the Raketenstation Hombroich.
THE REALITY OF THE UNBUILT
29 June to 8 July 2012
7 and 8 July 2012, 3 to 3 pm (24h)
Haus für Musiker
For one week the shell of the Abraham building was opened for the first time to public, a setting of contemporary art. The initiators of the exhibition – the three young artists Matthias Wollgast, Moritz Wegwerth and Ruslan Konstantinova – were fascinated of the broadcast of the building and the conversion of the Raketenstation by a former NATO area for habitat and workplace for visual artists, musicians and writers, as well as a location of visionary architecture. So the idea of inviting 30 artists to use the building with a joint exhibition and a stage show was born.
The website of the documentation and an LP with the highlights of the performance and the music program of the exhibition The reality of the unbuilt appeared. Under this title, the artists Ruslan Daskalov, Moritz Wegwerth und Matthias Wollgast transformed the Haus für Musiker (house for musicians) – designed by the architect Raimund Abraham – at Raketenstation Hombroich into a space for emerging artists in the music scene and the visual arts. 34 artists from the Rhineland, Belgium, Austria and the United Kingdom used the spectacular site as inspiration for their works.
Álvaro Siza Vieira
From Line to Space
17 June 2011 to 10 June 2012
Alvaro Siza is considered one of the most important Portuguese architects of the 20th century, and his works have garnered praise far beyond the borders of his own country. The new exhibition on the works of Siza on Hombroich, primarily presents little-known material on some of his more famous projects: sketches and models, accompanied by large-format photographs, serve to make Siza’s working methods palpable and real.
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