ANIMAL UTOPIA, Essenheimer Kunstverein

From 19.03.2021 to 05.04.2021 my next solo show takes place at Essenheimer Kunstverein, near Mainz.

“Animal Utopia – this is not only a catalog of the artist Hartmut Kiewerts, but also the title of the exhibition of the Kunstverein Essenheim. Hartmut Kiewert, born in 1980 in Koblenz, is interested in an equal coexistence of animals and humans. His painting shows a world without boundaries. Boundaries between the domineeringly ordered habitats of animals and humans no longer exist. Animals populate the space of civilization created by man in a utopian manner. The colorfulness of the accompanying phenomena of civilization of the people depicted discreetly drowns out the natural colorfulness of the fellow creatures – at second glance, the liberated animals become clear. The so naturally staged encounters of the images must first come together when viewing. After studying at the art academy in Halle (Burg Giebichenstein) and at the TU in Berlin Kiewert finds a very personal, respectful perspective on the coexistence of animals and humans beyond free-market valuation maxims, which he illustrates in a skillful manner. You are cordially invited to this exhibition – Look forward to a colorful journey into utopian worlds.” – Essenheimer Kunstverein about the exhibition

March 19. 2021, 6 pm (from 18:20 public with pre-registration)

Exhibition duration
20. March until 05. April 2021

Essenheim Art Association
Kirchstr. 2
55270 Essenheim

Opening hours
Sat.: 2 – 6 p.m.
Sun. and Easter Monday: 11 am – 5 pm

Note: Prior registration is necessary. By phone or e-mail:

Tel.: 0157 503 489 81


Admission is free


(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