another question - Drawings and Foldings - September 09 until October 15, 2011
Hanns Schimansky is one of the most important German draftsman of today.
It is first exhibition in Cologne.
The tools of Hanns Schimanskys are brush, pen and pencil. The exhibition shows recent ink drawings as well as some recent coloured foldings. In most of his drawings Hanns Schimansky works with his system of folded grids. Since 1980 he began to not unfold the paper but to leave it folded, evolving a sculptural dimension.
Hanns Schimansky was born in 1949 in Bitterfeld, he lives and works in Berlin. His solo exhibition in 1990 in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin made an impact not only on the German art audience, but across the country’s borders as well. Important museum exhibitions followed in the 1990s, amongst others in Städtische Galerie, Museum Folkwang, Essen in 1991, Museum Spendhaus, Reutlingen in 1994, Sprengel Museum Hannover in 1998, Musee d Art et d Histoire, Neuchatel in 2000, and Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe in 2003. In 2008 his works were exhibited in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and 2010 at Meisterhaus Kandinsky Klee in Dessau. Parallel to the gallery exhibition Hanns Schimanskys drawings can be seen in the reopened exhibitionspace of Akademie der Künste Berlin Hanseatenweg.
Düsseldorf Cologne Galleries Open 2011:
Friday, 9.9. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 10.9. 12 - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11.9. 12 - 6 p.m.