Ausstellung in Berlin

Berlin, October 2011 – The moment of total access to the body through violence is the moment of practising absolute Power/Force. On the one hand the eating of meat is a symbol of dominion and a metaphor for this total grasp, on the other a life is de facto extinguished. That means Power/Force is used in its most extreme form – to assimilate parts of the animal’s body.

The radical separation between humans and animals, which has been deeply inscribed in the human culture for thousands of years, bears a violence that has never been of such astronomical dimension as it is today.

Hartmut Kiewert´s paintings are an attempt to subvert the blockades of consciousness against the exploitation of animals. The absence and repression of both the miserable life and the dying of animals is countered with the presence of painture, the prensence of flesh-colours.

Opening hours

The exhibition »mensch_tier [human_animal]« will be on view from October 22 to November 12, 2011, in G11 Galerie . Thursday-Saturday 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


An open salon will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2011, in G11 Galery The evening will include talk by Berlin-based art historian Rosemay on “Animals as trophies in art – Dutch still lives versus Damien Hirst” (presentation in German language), followed by a moderated discussion.


The salon evening presents the second edition »mensch_tier«. The catalogue contains updated essays based on the artist’s diploma work, reproductions of the exhibited paintings and other works. »mensch_tier« will be available in G11 Galery from November 5, 2011, and can also be ordered from the artist via

special information: October 29 – 30: ConferenceAnimals and Asthetics
Universität der Künste Berlin

G11 Galerie, Landsberger Allee 54, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain, 3rd floor
Tram: Landsberger Allee/Petersburger Str. (M5, M6, M8, M10)
S-Bahn: Landsberger Allee (S4, S8, S85)

Phone: +49 (0)177-325 6313

current and upcoming exhibitions

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

02.05. – 31.08.2024
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

07.07. – 06.10.2024
Bitte zu Tisch!
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

26.09. – 31.10.2024
Start Sniffing
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025
Hello Nature. Wie wollen wir zusammen leben?
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

24.10.2024 – 06.04.2025
Verrückt nach Fleisch
Museum Brot und Kunst, Ulm

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen


“The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought.”

― Aph Ko