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Für Barbara (bis)
Curated by Leo Koenig
April - October 2019

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, Math Bass, Angela Bulloch, Rineke Dijkstra, Lois Dodd, Torkwase Dyson, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Eisler, Tracey Emin, Anoka Faruqee, Lara Favaretto, Ceal Floyer, Isa Genzken, Marcia Hafif, Emilie Halpern, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Carmen Herrera, Jocelyn Hobbie, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Maria Lassnig, Zilla Leutenegger, Lee Lozano, Tala Madani, Marilyn Minter, Aurélie Nemours, Gladys Nilsson, Lydia Okumura, Joyce Pensato, Martha Rosler, Susan Rothenberg, Lara Schnitger, Dana Schutz, Laurie Simmons, 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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Hall Art Foundation | Schloss Derneburg Museum
Visitor Center
Astenbeck 42
31188 Holle
Germany
derneburg@hallartfoundation.org
www.hallartfoundation.org

 



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Math Bass

Newz!, 2018

Gouache on canvas

84 x 82 in. (213.5 x 208 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Lois Dodd

Shadow with Easel, 2010

Oil on linen

48 x 54 in. (122 x 137 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Judith Eisler

Delphine 2, 2016

Oil on linen

59 x 47-1/2 in. (150 x 121 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Tracey Emin

She watches me in my sleep, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

80-7/8 x 110-1/16 x 1-3/4 in. (205.4 x 279.5 x 4.4 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017

Adhesive tape on aluminum panel, 2 parts

90-9/16 x 31-1/2 in. (230 x 80 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Our Time is Your Money), 1985

Gelatin silver print in artist's frame

71-1/2 x 47-1/2 in. (182 x 121 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Marilyn Minter

Haze, 2016

Enamel on metal

48 x 42 in. (121.9 x 106.6 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist

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Gladys Nilsson

Sunset Stomp, 1968

Watercolor on paper

23 x 30-1/2 in. (58 x 78 cm)

Hall Collection

Courtesy Hall Art Foundation

© the artist