ANIMAL UTOPIA II / Galerie KK, Essen

Due to the Corona crisis, the Galerie KK must remain closed until further notice. Therefore the gallery has put together a small virtual tour of the current exhibition. We very much hope that we will be able to catch up on the vernissage at a later date. Get through this time well and stay healthy!

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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 – 23 May 2020

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

Opening hours:
Tue – Fri: 11 am – 6:30 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

NATUR – MENSCH, St. Andreasberg

25. art exhibition „NATUR – MENSCH“ is running from 15. September until 13. October 2019 at Sankt Andreasberg

For the 25th time the exhibition takes place at different spaces in Sankt Andreasberg. Traditionally it is dedicated to reflect the relation NATURE – HUMAN, trying to raise awareness of natural circuit and connections. 62 works from the fields of painting, graphic art, photography, installation, video art and sculpture will be presented at this years art exhibition NATUR – MENSCH. Including my painting “Picnic III” as well.

 

 

Space
Rathaus-Scheune (Dr. Willi-Bergmann-Straße 23, 37444 Sankt Andreasberg ), Martini-Kirche and St. Andreas-Kirche

Vernissage
14.09.2019, 7 pm (at Rathaus-Scheune)

Vorab wird Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schulz um 15 Uhr den Vortrag „Das ästhetische Naturverhältnis des Menschen“ halten. Um 17 Uhr führt dann Detlef Kiep Künstlerinnen, Künstler und Interessierte durch die Ausstellung.

Duration of exhibtion
15.09. – 13.10.2019

opening hours
everyday 11 am – 5 pm

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