DECEMBER’S CHILDREN (AND EVERYBODY’S)
FLORIAN AUER, KLAUS KILLISCH, SOPHIA POMPÉRY, GONZALO REYES-ARAOS,
NINA E. SCHÖNEFELD, THE PIETRAS COLLECTION
Opening FRI, 17.12 2021, 6 — 9pm
This is an 2G event, please make sure to have the necessary documents with you
and keep wearing a mouth-and-nose mask!
18.12 2021 — 15.01 2022
Open hours: THU — SAT, 3 — 6PM
Also open by chance and by appointment
With the kind support of ARTBUTLER, ARTLAND and LE FLÂNEUR
The title of the exhibition refers to the Rolling Stones’ album December’s Children (And Everybody’s), released in December 1965. It was the last of the band’s early albums, on which covers and original songs were still mixed. The exhibition also presents a mix of styles, generations and media, combining paintings, photographs and installations. The common thread in the works presented is the connection to light, whether analog in the form of an LED attached to the paintings or a video installation, or staged in photographs of a computer whose screen light illuminates a desert area in Chile, or the playful image of a light bulb dipped in a glass of water but still glowing.
The works in the exhibition reflect their immediate surroundings in the exhibition space, and some works even illuminate the gallery street. Light here becomes a reflection in the truest sense of the word, an examination of the spatial conditions of the space it inhabits.
FABIAN AUER, born 1984 in Augsburg, lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (2009 – 2012) and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich (2006 – 2009). His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including among others Kunstverein München, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein in Aachen, MO Museum in Vilnius, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Piktogram in Warsaw, Sismógrafo in Porto, Albertinum in Dresden, Goethe Institute China in Beijing. His work is in the collections of Aishti Foundation, Lebanon; the Albertinum, Dresden; Lewben Art Foundation, Lithuania, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn.
KLAUS KILLISCH, born 1959 near Leipzig, lives and works in Berlin. He studied painting at the Berlin-Weissensee Academy of Art and has had extended working stays and study trips in France, Italy, Ireland, the USA and Japan. His art has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo, Folkwang Museum in Essen, Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Landesmuseum Berlinische Galerie, Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, and Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig.
SOPHIA POMPÉRY, born 1984 in Berlin, Germany studied sculpture at the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin with Karin Sander and Antje Majewski and was a participant in the Institute for Spatial Experiments with Olafur Eliasson, at the University of the Arts. She was a DAAD scholarship holder in Istanbul and was awarded the Mart Stam Prize and the Jacqueline Diffring Prize, among others. Her work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Akademie der Künste and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart Berlin. She is a regular jury member for film grants and art prizes, is active in several cultural networks and has been running the centre for graduates of the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin since 2017.
NINA E. SCHÖNEFELD is a German-Polish multidisciplinary artist, born in 1987 in Berlin, where she also currently lives. She studied Fine Art at the UdK in Berlin, and in London at the Royal College of Art. She holds a Master of Arts and a PhD in art theory (Dr. Phil.). She has been lecturing in fine arts at private art colleges for several years. Together with Marina Wilde she founded “Last Night In Berlin”, a cultural project/blog documenting art openings in Berlin. Her works have been shown in national and international exhibitions, including the Heidelberger Kunstverein, Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Galerie la Pierre Large in Strasbourg, Haverkampf Gallery in Berlin, Aram Art Museum in Seoul, Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, Goethe-Institut China in Beijing and Manifesta Biennale in Zurich.