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Astrid Lowack - Touch Nature

Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin - 05.07.2023 – 25.10.2023

Curated by Dr. Sabine Fellner, Vienna

In its current IPCC synthesis report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of an escalation of the climate crisis, of a: "only temporary overshoot of the 1.5 degree limit - the so-called "overshoot". This may be a "point of no return" after which the world will be a different place. Irreversible damage and impacts loom. Humans have been heating up the planet since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and industrialized nations have caused 50 percent of the greenhouse gases responsible for current trends. However, the nations of the "Global South" are much more severely affected by the consequences such as drought, heat waves and floods. The continued, unhindered exploitation and economization of resources and the extensive human intervention in biological, geological and atmospheric processes of the earth have led not only to a progressive loss of untouched nature as an emotional resource, but also to the destruction of habitats, massive species extinction as well as to humanitarian, political and economic crises. For a long time, artists have been dealing with the interrelation between man and his environment in their works and visualize the fundamental and irrevocable changes of our planet, the frightening consequences of the Anthropocene.

Numerous exhibitions are currently responding internationally to this urgent problem of the present and make it clear that the environmental theme has arrived in contemporary art. The multimedia exhibition TOUCH NATURE, which will be shown at the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin to kick off the IMAGINE DIGNITY initiative, is part of a series of exhibitions at eleven Austrian cultural forums in Europe and the USA. It poses the question of the strategies that art develops in the face of increasing destruction, but also as a result of the increasing threat that nature poses to humans.

Works by Austrian and German artists* from the last 10 years enter into a dialogue with each other, casting a critical eye on the profound changes in our earth system and illuminating the ecological crisis from different perspectives. Painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, video and installation are the media they use to formulate resistance against the global exploitation of man and nature. But they also serve to create hopeful visions of a new relationship between humans and nature. Documenting, formulating protest, and developing utopias are the fundamental methods of this artistic exploration.

Astrid Lowack - Touch Nature Berlin

Astrid Lowack, Dark Water, 2017, Print on Diasec, 100 x 100 cm

Otto Piene - Homage to fire and light

23 April 2023 - 10 June 2023

Together with Heinz Mack, Otto Piene founded the ZERO group and created elemental works with smoke, fire and light. He is considered a pioneer of his time. Already at the end of the 1950s, the first smoke drawings on paper were created by using candles as a design medium. From this idea, Piene developed the first of his famous fire pictures in the 1960s, combining smoke, fire, light and color to create significant works. In the comprehensive, retrospective exhibition "Otto Piene - Homage to Fire and Light," the Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery is dedicated to his diverse body of work with canvases, gouaches, sculptures, and ceramics. On display are more than fifty outstanding works by the pioneering artist.

Alfons Walde in Dialogue

The Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery, Bielefeld, presents from 09 February to 06 April 2023 a dialogue between the Austrian modern classic Alfons Walde (1891-1958) and eight contemporary artists. The multi-faceted show of works thereby encompasses a wide range of styles and artistic approaches, each of which, however, deals with the mountain world at the core of your confrontations. In this century-spanning preoccupation with nature, compiled with great care by curator Dr. Sabine Fellner, Vienna, the mountain idyll is critically scrutinized.

The exhibition Alfons Walde in Dialogue juxtaposes for the first time in this diversity Alfons Walde's mountain landscapes, which were created about three generations ago, with artistic positions that currently deal with the mountain world. In view of the fundamental and irrevocable changes in our landscapes and the frightening consequences of the Anthropocene, the age in which man has become the determining factor of influence, a critical dialogue emerges that makes clear what we have already lost and what needs to be preserved and regained. In this sense, the presented positions are united by the vision of artistically reformulating an immediate, respectful relationship of man to nature.

Heinz Mack - Canvases and Originals

For decades, our gallery has been working intensively with the internationally famous artist Heinz Mack, who founded the important ZERO group with Otto Piene. Through his versatile oeuvre, the artist decisively shaped the art history of the post-war period. Heinz Mack's canvas works, called "Chromatic Constellations", captivate through the adjacency and contrast of color shades. The color patien meet each other in variedly large fields and unite to form impressive overall ensembles, which were most recently shown in the large exhibition on the occasion of Heinz Mack's 90th birthday in interaction with his sculptures in our gallery.

Heinz Mack
Heinz Mack - Chromatic constellation 2021
Acryl auf Leinwand
250 x 211 cm
Price on request
Heinz Mack
Heinz Mack - Chromatische Konstellation 2021
Acryl auf Leinwand
250 x 211 cm
Price on request

Review - Calder | Miró - Liberation from Earth

Exhibition Movie

At the second Glance - Emma Helle | Jarmo Mäkilä

Dialogue of Light - Interview with Astrid Lowack

News & Information

  • Bielefelder Nachtansichten 2023 - 29 April 2023
    "Homage to Fire and Light"

    Over 6000 Visitors in our Gallery

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    Opening: Sun. 23 April 2023

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  • Interview with Alexander Baumgarte

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    Opening So. 16 October 2022, 11 am

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    Talk with Alexander Baumgarte, Christina Végh and Rouven Lotz

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  • Announcement - Upcoming exhibition
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  • Online
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  • "Heinz Mack - The Language of Colors"
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  • Winter break 2020

    Winter season's break from
    22 December 2021 until 04 January 2022

    We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

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  • Hall 11.1, Booth B017
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  • International Museum Day 2021

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  • Moving Images and Photography

    TRUE PICTURES? Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA | Dr Stefan Gronert, Curator Sprengel Museum Hanover, Monday, 03 May 2021 online ZOOM Lecture, 6:30 p.m.

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  • Our Team is frequently tested

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    Our Team is frequently tested. We are looking forward to your visit!

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  • Happy Easter 2021

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  • Art exhibition 2021 reloaded

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    Due to the current Lockdown, our gallery remain closed until Monday, 19th April

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  • Heinz Mack 90s anniversary

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    Congratulations to his 90th birthday

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  • Exhibition setup 2021 reloaded

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  • until 05 December
    Preferential Price 4500€ instead of 6000€

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  • Astrid Lowack - The Elements of Transcendence

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  • Opening "Ein Tag vor dem Winter"

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  • Astrid Lowack in Dortmund

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Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie | Heinz Mack | Otto Piene | Alfons Walde

Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie looks back on a more than 40-year-old tradition of art trading and art advising. As a member of the “Federal Association of Galleries and Art Dealers of Germany”, the gallery constantly shows exhibitions of international contemporary art, classic modern and young experimental tendencies.

The gallery participates regularly in international art fairs.