ANIMAL TRANSITION

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


Hartmut Kiewert, “No Cars Go”, 2020, oil on canvas, 190 x 260 cm

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.

Duration
07 June – 16 August 2020

Space
Städtische Galerie Ehingen
Tränkberg 9
89584 Ehingen

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

ANIMAL UTOPIA II / Galerie KK, Essen

The gallery will be open again from 28.04.
Please note the temporarily reduced opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12 – 18 h, Saturday 11-14 h

 

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Our relationship to animals is deeply ambivalent. While we grant the status of family members to some, we close our eyes to the suffering of others to whom we have assigned the role of food and clothing suppliers. Hartmut Kiewert abolishes this arbitrary division into pets and farm animals in his paintings and creates the utopia of a new human-animal relationship in painterly magnificent scenarios. Cows, pigs or chickens appear quite naturally in our everyday world, populating streets and shopping malls or taking a seat on our sofas. People and animals picnic together and relax in surrealistic landscapes, while the ruins of meat factories, fattening facilities and slaughterhouses are slowly crumble in the background. The artist also regularly portrays individual animal personalities at farmed animal sanctuaries. Some of them are then to be found in his large-scale scenarios. In his pictures, Hartmut Kiewert calls on the viewer to take a different perspective and to understand animals for what they are – social, sentient individuals like us.

Hartmut Kiewert, »Picknick III«, 2019, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

 

Opening:
20 March 2020

Duration:
20 March – open end

Space:
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer
Rüttenscheider Str. 56
D-45130 Essen

Opening hours:
Tue – Fri: 12 am – 6 pm
Sat: 11 am – 2 pm
Monday: closed

 

art Karlsruhe 2020

From 13. – 16. February 2020 more than 200 Galleries present thier artist at  art KARLSRUHE, the renowned international fair for classic and contemporary art.  Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer shows besides works by Michaela Classen, Heike Feddern, Pavel Feinstein, Johannes Grützke, Lilli Hill, Andreas Leißner, Bettina Moras, Bruno Pontiroli, André Schulze, Roland Topor, Michael von Cube and Yongbo Zhao also works by me.

I will be there at the preview on Wednesday and on Thursday.

 

Galerie KK, Stand F 22, Hall 3.

13. – 16. February 2019
Messe Karlsruhe
Messeallee 1
D-76287 Rheinstetten
Germany

»Hill«, 2019, oil on canvas, 250 x 380 cm

 

 

ANIMAL UTOPIA – Soloshow at 4D Projektort

From 9th – 31th January 2020 BBK LEIPZIG e.V. shows my paintings in a solo exhibition titled ANIMAL UTOPIA at 4D Projektort:

In his paintings Leipzig based artist Hartmut Kiewert shows coexistence of humans and other animals based on equal footing.

Even though there are far more pigs, cows and other so called “farm animals” than humans in Germany, we hardly get to see them. In his imagery Kiewert makes those animals visible in every day life situations. humans and non human animals encounter on equal terms.  Multi-species-Collectives reclaims the streets. Animals show up as agents and thereby questioning the role of mere recources, humans have forced them into.

Since more than 11 years Kiewert deals with the human-animals relationship and shows new perspectives of an new, possible relation we could have to other animals.

At least since the debate about climate crisis livestock breeding has become a focus of critique.
There is a need to change our relation to nature and non human animals radically. It is time to evolve non-anthropozentric perspectives, which also take the needs of other animals in account.

 

Opening:
9th January 2020, 6 pm

Duration:
10th – 31th January 2020

Space:
4D Projektort, Tapetenwerk Haus B, Lützner Straße 91, 04177 Leipzig

Opening hours:
Tue: 1 – 5 pm
Wed – Fri: 2 – 6 pm
and by agreement (fon: 015141238043)

Finissage
Friday, 31th January 2020, 3 pm
Concert by Gal Levy and Shira Bitan

DAS TAPETENWERK TEILT 8.0

On Friday, 15th November 2019 a benefit auction will take place at Tapetenwerk. I have contributed a piece to the auction as well.

DTT supports artists and musicians and social projects.

 


Hartmut Kiewert, “Friends”, 2018, Lithografy of Zink, 62 x 52 cm

 

Tapentenwerk, Halle C01
Lützner Strasse 91
D-04177 Leipzig
Fri, 15th Nov 2019
5 pm: Exhibition + Registration

7 pm: Art Auction

 

Art price of the city of Weilburg

For the fifth time in a row the city of Weilburg offered an art prize for painting. All works of the finalists will be shown in an exhibition running from  October 6th to December 13th at “Kleines Kabinett” of Bergbau- und Stadtmuseums of the city of Weilburg (Lahn). My painting “Ruin VI” will be shown there as well.

 

Participating artists:
Anja Barth, Julia Belot Ines Brinkschmidt, Kathrin Brömse, Margit Budel, Klaus Busch, Pilar Colino, Dinara Daniel, Anita Fried, Kerstin Grobler, Uta Grün, Satoshi Hoshi, Liuba Jakupovic, Hartmut Kiewert, Valentina Kulagina, Yi Zheng Lin, Rolf Mallat, Kristine Narvida, Petra Pauen, Natalie Port, Andrea Ridder, Andreas Rück, Sabine Rudolph, Uschi Scherer, Iris Schmitt, Otto Michael Schneider, Slava Seidel, Anja Struck, Helga Thomas-Berke, Klaus Werner, Tessa Ziemßen

Space
“Kleines Kabinett”
Bergbau- und Stadtmuseum
Schlossplatz 1
35781 Weilburg an der Lahn

Opening
Sunday, 06.10.2019, 11 pm

Duration of exhibtion
06.10. – 12.13.2019

Opening hours
Tue – Sun: 10 pm – 5 pm
From November: Mon – Fri: 10 pm – 5 pm

The Space Between Us / About The Nature Which We Share

Exhibition at Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg together wiht Annette Krisper-Beslic and Kathrin Henschler.



The Exhibition runs until Sunday 27 October 2019.

Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg
Jakobsmauer 12
06618 Naumburg (Saale)
Germany

info@nietzsche-gesellschaft.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 3445 261 133

Opening hours:
(Access via Nietzsche-Haus, Weingarten 18)
Thuesday to Fryday 2 – 5 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance:
2,50 Euro / reduced 1,50 Euro
Groups (10 people or more): p. P. 1,50 Euro

 


 

»Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously. „No artist tolerates reality“, says Nietzsche. That is true, but no artist can get along without reality. Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. But it rejects the world on account of what it lacks and in the name of what it ​sometimes is. Rebellion can be observed here in its pure state and in its original complexities. Thus art should give us a final perspective on the content of rebellion.«

– Albert Camus

 



Hartmut Kiewert, “In the Open II”, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

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