Drawing a Universe

January 19 to March 23, 2013

Anke Röhrscheid: untitled, 2012, 100 x 70 cm, gerahmt, watercolor on handmade paper, Foundation DrAK Dr. Altenburg Kohl / Montanelli Museum

Bettina Krieg: untitled, 2012, 150x150 cm, ink on paper, Courtesy Andrae Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin, Foto: Eric Tschernow © VG Bildkunst 2013

David Thorpe: Ecstatic Hangings 1, 2012, 42 x 109 cm, watercolor on paper, Courtesy MAUREEN PALEY, London

Jenny Michel: Paradise-Vehicle #4, 2012, 90 x 100 x 50 cm, objects, ink, copy and cut-outs, various papers, cardboard, wood, Courtesy Galerie FELDBUSCHWIESNER, Berlin

Jorinde Voigt: Views Love Scene in the Winter, 2011, 114,5 x 185 cm, colored Vellum & Ingres paper, pencil, ink on watercolor paper, Courtesy Klosterfelde, Berlin

Nora Schattauer: untitled, 2011-2012, 15 parts, each 40 x 30 cm / 52 x 42 cm, mineral salts on Japanese chromatography paper, Courtesy Galerie Martin Kudlek, Köln © VG Bildkunst 2013

William Engelen: Falten für Streichquartett, 2012, 20 x 60 x 720 cm/22 min, paper, pencil/4 track sound system, Courtesy des Künstlers © VG Bildkunst 2013


Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth

The exhibition Drawing a Universe presents drawings, objects and installations based on the process of sketching, drafting, mapping, copying, repeating and translating. Small or even minute elements are aligned in systematic rows or are networked, linked and consolidated to form complex systems that very much follow their own laws. The focus and the isolation of the tiniest detail exist in addition to the overall picture, towards the “wimmelbild”, an ensemble made up of numerous individual elements. These surreal “universes in a nutshell” do not follow a familiar scale. They oscillate between micro- and macro-cosmoses, triggering associations with biological micro-processes or graphic depictions of physical processes. They are the global landscapes of our age, so to speak, in which the call for universal visibility is becoming stronger and stronger while the processes that really determine what happens in the world occur on a level that most people are unable to perceive.