ANIMAL UTOPIA, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt

For the start of the season of the Frankfurt galleries I exhibit from 03 September to 23 October in the Christel Wagner Gallery. I will be present at the exhibition opening on Friday, September 03.

“Since 2008, Kiewert deals with the social human-animal relationship. In his painting, counter-images open up to today’s treatment of other animals, which is characterized by exploitation and displacement. Animal individuals enter the pictorial worlds as agents, as subjects, as relatives of humans, inviting viewers to reconsider the hegemonic relationship to other species, which is characterized by objectification and domination.”

Christel Wagner Gallery
Fahrgasse 22
60311 Frankfurt am Main

03 September, 6 – 9 p.m.

Exhibition duration
03. September – 23. October 2021

Opening hours
Wed – Fri 13 – 18.30 + Sat 11 – 15 h + by appointment

(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