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.

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

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.


9th January 2020, 6 pm

10th – 31th January 2020

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)

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


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

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

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)
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

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.



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

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

Painting at Hof Butenland 2019

From 19 August to 28 August 2019 I was at the farmed animal sanctuary Hof Butenland for a few days again and did paint some of the residents.


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)

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)