DIE ZUKUNFT IST DAS NEUE DING

Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug

This exhibition attempts to depict the astounding breadth of the teaching of Thomas Rug, now Emeritus Professor of Graphics at Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle. Technically and conceptually highly divergent strategies of more than 40 artistic personalities, whose path was guided in one way or another by a seminal school, are exchanged in this exhibition. Fine observations, kopfkino, abstract investigations, gruff stagings, borrowings from high-, pop- and everyday culture make loud or soft Rabatz. Hardly practiced techniques are ventilated contemporary. The future is the new thing, so also for Thomas Rug.

Participating artists: Rawad Atfeh, Anne Baumann, Franca Bartholomäi, Caterina Behrendt, Oliver Bekiersz, Florian Bielefeldt, Steffen Braumann, Sarah Deibele, Nicolas Engele, Nikolaus Fasslrinner, Mattes Fischer, Rüdiger Franke, Marc Fromm, Jay Gard, Tobias Gellscheid, Jana Gunstheimer, Claas Gutsche, Katrin Hanusch, Sebastian Harwardt, Philipp Haucke, Hartmut Kiewert, Ilko Koestler, Tobias Köbsch, Sophie Kurzer, Christine Matzke, Paul Arne Meyer, Christoph Meißner, Niklas Müller, Sara Möbius, Tayou Mori, Sebastian Nebe, Dirk Neumann, Wieland Payer, Thomas Rabisch, Franz Rentsch, Frank Petzold, Torsten Enzio Richter, Thomas Rug, Alexander Schellbach, Martin Schuster, Paul Sörgel, Regina Stiegeler, Bianca Strauch, Nick Teplov, Tobias Teschner, Marianne Thurm, Christian Weihrauch, Paul Werner, Ulrike Zabel, Majla Zeneli

The exhibition is curated and organized by Nora Mona Bach and Sebastian Gerstengarbe.

The openig takes place on Friday, 9. August 2019, at 7 pm.

with speeches by:
Manon Bursian (Director of Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt), Prof. Dieter Hofmann (Principal of Burg Giebichenstein), Prof. Christian Weihrauch (Professor for Malerei / Zeichnung / Komposition at HGB Leipzig), Nora Mona Bach & Sebastian Gerstengarbe (Curators of the exhibtition), music by Stanley Brinks & Clemence Freschard (Berlin)

DIE ZUKUNFT IST DAS NEUE DING
Selected positions around the work of Prof. Thomas Rug
10. August – 2. September 2019
Opening hours: Wed – Sun dnd Holydays 2 – 6 pm
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Neuwerk 11
06108 Halle (Saale)
www.die-zukunft-ist-das-neue-ding.de

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

Voilà

Since the beginning of this year I am member of BBKL e.V. and will show one of my paintings in the member exhibition.


Image: © Stephanie Marx

Exhibition space: UG14 – Halle14 basement, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

Vernissage: 05.07.2019 // 19.00 Uhr

Duration: 06.07. – 27.07.2019

Opening hours: Wed. – Sat.: 3 – 7 pm

FoodFuturesArt / 26 May – 07 July

International multimedia- and performance project about the future of food

Kunstverein Kunsthalle Hannover e.V. presents the exhibition FoodFuturesArt, which deals with the problems of the future of food. One of my large format paintings, showing so called »farmed animals« not as food, but as companions encountering humans on equal footing, will be shown there as well.

Participating artists:
Noam Braslavsky (Germany/Israel)
Michael Dörner (Germany)
Helmut Hennig (Germany)
Parvez Imam (Switzerland)
Leon Joskowitz (Germany)
Hartmut Kiewert (Germany)
Maurice Maggi (Switzerland)
Norbert Meissner & Franziska Anna Faust (Germany)
Regina Frank TheHeArtisPresent (Germany/Portugal)
Romina de Novilis (Italien)
Marie-Françoise Plissart (Belgium)
Peter Puype (Belgium)
Lenny Ratnasari Weichert (Indonesia)
Daniel Spörri (Switzerland)
Timm Ulrichs (Germany)
Sarah Zehnder (Switzerland)

 

Kunsthalle Faust
Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3
30451 Hannover
Germany

Tel. 0511 2134860
kunsthalle@kulturzentrum-faust.de
Anfahrt: Bahn 10, Station Leinaustraße

duration of the exhibition:
Sunday, 26 May – Sunday, 7. July 2019

opening: Saturday, 25 May 2019, 7 pm

opening hours:
Thu to Fri 4 – 8 pm
Sat and Sun 2 – 6 pm

entrance:
3,- Euro, reduced: 2,- Euro


Statement about insects as food

Insects and other animals are no commodities
For a vegan future of food

My paintings show scenarious of a world, in which livestock breeding belongs to the past and humans and other animals encounter on equal footing. This utopia of a world without animal exploitation is not limited to land animals, like pigs, cows and chickens, but includes all other animals, like fish and insects as well.

I refuse the, in the context of this exhibition pointed out, nutrition with insects, as a pretended ecologocal and progressive form of nutrition and the breeding, keeping and killing of insects, which comes along with that, just as any other form of animal exploitation. I distance myself explicit from the so called „insect food“-companies and their products, which are named and offered in the context of this exhibtion.

Today there is simply no need to eat animals. There is enough plant based food available, incuding alternatives to meat, milk and so on, which need less land, water and energy for their production, than the detour via livestock breeding. We can abstain from the cruelty to kill other animals for our nutrution without big issues.

Even if insects are not so familiar to us, like for instance pigs, they are creatures that have teir own goals and partly high complex froms of comunication and cohabitation. We must not exploit them for our purposes.

Let us not add to the 800 million land animals and numberless fishs and shellfishs, that are killed every year in Germany alone for the food industire, not further millions of killed insects. Let us end the crual practise of eating animals.

Let us break up with the profits at expence of the animals. For a progressive organic-vegan and solidary way of food production and a society beyond markets and states, which also considers the needs and interests of other animals.

Hartmut Kiewert

The End of Meat / Kunsthalle Faust

In the context of the exhibition FoodFuturesArt at Kunsthalle Faust the film “The End of Meat”, about a world without meat, will be screened.

Filmmaker Marc Pierschel and myself will be there as well and are happy to discuss about the film afterwards.

Place:
Kunsthalle Faust
Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3
30451 Hannover
Germany

entrance: 3€ regular & 2€ reduced
(The entrance fee is valid for the whole exhibition)

Although evidence of meat consumption’s negative impact on the planet and on human health continue stacking up as animal welfare is on the decline, humanity’s love affair with hamburgers, steaks, nuggets and chops just doesn’t end.

In Germany, home of bratwurst and schnitzel, meat is an integral part of the diet. That is, until a few years ago, when perceptions somewhat evolved. Health concerns and meat scandals led to a public debate about the ethical implications of meat consumption and the rise of plant-based diets. Meat producers launched their own vegan products; 100% vegan supermarkets opened; and almost every food manufacturer was adding and labeling vegan options. Is this the beginning of the end of meat? Are we approaching a turning point in the human-animal relationship?

In The End of Meat, filmmaker Marc Pierschel embarks on a journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan movement in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newfound freedom; observes the future food innovators making meat and cheese without the animals, even harvesting “bacon” from the ocean, and much more.

 

 

Transformart 2019

From June 12 – 16  2019 my painting on pe-tarp “Transport” (from 2009) is shown at Transformart in Berlin Oberschöneweide.

Opening hours
Opening Wednesday 19.00 – 22.00
Thursday, Fridayg, Saturday 14.00 – 22.00
Sunday 14.00 – 19.00

Entrance
5,- € / day – kids until age 15 free

Soirée at NDZ / 04 May 2019

»Kalenderblätter und Zeit-Lupen – Ein orbis pictus in Lyrik und Prosa«


Thomas Böhme // Lyric poetry and Prose
Shira Bitan // Vocals
Gilad Katznelson // Piano
Annette Krisper-Beslic // Painting
Kathrin Henschler // Painting
Hartmut Kiewert // Painting


You are cordially invited to our Soirée within our exhibition »The space between us / about the nature which we share« on Saturday 04 May 2019 at 4 pm at Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg. Ther will be a lecture by Thomas Böhme and live music by Shira Bitan and Gilad Katznelson.

 


Nietzsche-Dokumentationszentrum Naumburg
Jakobsmauer 12
06618 Naumburg (Saale)

(The exhibition runs until 27. October 2019)