The exhibition is extended until 23 August!

From 07 June to 16 August 2020 I will exhibit together with the sculptor Dana Meyer in the Städtische Galerie Ehingen.

Cows and pigs take over the urban space, giant insects bear witness to previously undiscovered islands, oversized foxes turn the hunter into the hunted and farm animals become companions and accomplices.The paintings of Harmut Kiewert and the steel sculptures of Dana Meyer take up the chimerical aspect of man and animal and give the relationship between man and animal a new space. Animal transitions and animal upheavals interlock to form an Animal Transition.

Dana Meyer, “Scheuklappen”, 2018, forged steel, welded, 62 x 33 x 75 cm

Hartmut Kiewert (born 1980) gives back their personality, dignity and joy of existence in his sensitive, lively paintings of so-called “farm animals” by taking them out of their torturous existence as living milk and meat machines and showing them as companions at eye level in our everyday world.

Dana Meyer (born 1982) places humans and animals in a close relationship. The forged and welded steel sculptures impress with their expressive character and a tremendous presence that makes them vibrate with inner strength. Dana Meyer thus elicits the finest emotions and familiar lifelines from the hard steel.

The two Leipzig artists embody in an outstanding way what has made the art from this city internationally famous: Expressive realism and hand-finished mastery combined with fresh ideas and an unusual view of our world.

07 June – 16 August 2020

Städtische Galerie Ehingen
Tränkberg 9
89584 Ehingen

Opening Hours
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 2 – 5 pm

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
Panel: Transformation and the future of human-animal relationships
with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

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

15.09. – 26.10.2024
Natur – Mensch
St. Andreasberg

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