Hall Art Foundation
Für Barbara (bis)
Curated by Leo Koenig
April 2019 - March 2020

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Für Barbara (bis), to be held at its Schloss Derneburg location in honor of gallerist Barbara Weiss, who passed away in 2016. A lifelong advocate for women in the arts, Weiss was also a friend of the Hall's and inspired the inclusion of many works by female artists in the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. The exhibition, curated by Leo Koenig, includes over 125 paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, works on paper and videos by an international and multi-generational roster of 40 female artists dating from the 1950s to 2018. Für Barbara (bis) is the second edition of Für Barbara, first on view at Schloss Derneburg from 2017-2018.


In and beyond her gallery, Barbara advocated for women of all generations and in all positions in the arts. Her calm resolve and unruffled tenacity never overshadowed the self-determination of her artists, or eclipsed the autonomy of their work. With this exhibition, we celebrate a woman who subtly challenged the status quo by introducing ideas that would have been deemed revolutionary were they presented by any other person. The radical was an everyday occurrence with Barbara, because she presented it as fundamental.

- Leo Koenig


Für Barbara (bis) includes works by Nina Chanel Abney, Ida Applebroog, Math Bass, Angela Bulloch, Lois Dodd, Torkwase Dyson, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Eisler, Tracey Emin, Anoka Faruqee, Lara Favaretto, Ceal Floyer, Isa Genzken, Marcia Hafif, Alison Hall, Emilie Halpern, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Carmen Herrera, Jocelyn Hobbie, Jenny Holzer, Rachel, Khedoori, Barbara Kruger, Maria Lassnig, Lee Lozano, Tala Madani, Marilyn Minter, Aurélie Nemours, Gladys Nilsson, Lydia Okumura, Joyce Pensato, Susan Rothenberg, Lara Schnitger, Dana Schutz, Lily van der Stokker, Mickalene Thomas, Betty Tompkins, Charline von Heyl, and Rebecca Warren.


Barbara Weiss was born in the town of Schwandorf, Germany in 1960. After studying philosophy and art history at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1980–84, she co-founded Galerie Wewerka Weiss in Berlin with Michael J. Wewerka in the late 1980s. In 1992, she opened Galerie Barbara Weiss on Berlin’s Potsdamer Straße, which moved to Zimmerstraße at Checkpoint Charlie in 2001, and finally to Kohlfurter Str. 41/43 in 2011. Weiss was married to curator and former director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Kasper Koenig. After suffering from a long illness, Weiss died in Berlin on 31 December 2016. Today, Galerie Barbara Weiss continues its ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition program, and to be a vital resource for artists, critics, collectors and curators.




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