Hannes Michanek, Warm Milk (foam ghosts), 2011
Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2012 Photo: Michael Habes; © Frankfurter Kunstverein

Antje Majewski, Tanz RGBCMYK“, 2008 – Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2012
Foto / Photo: Michael Habes; © Frankfurter Kunstverein

Susanne Ku?hn, Green – The Arnolfinis, 2011 Courtesy The Fares Collection, London – Photo: Bernhard Strauss, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Tilo Baumga?rtel, Der Sturm, 2008 Courtesy Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Dauerleihgabe Sammlung Ültzen, Bremen, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin; © Tilo Baumgärtel und galerieKleindienst

Tilo Baumga?rtel, Tong, 2011 – Courtesy galerieKleindienst, Leipzig Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin; © Tilo Baumgärtel und galerieKleindienst

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Painting from Uncertain Places

Untill September 16, 2012

Under the title Painting from Uncertain Places the show includes the work of Tilo Baumga?rtel (Leipzig), Susanne Ku?hn (Freiburg), Antje Majewski (Berlin), and Hannes Michanek (Frankfurt), four artists who are well aware of the fetish-like character that figurative painting is presumed to have— and of its ambivalent relationship to the art market, the reproach of it being decorative, and how readily it can be appropriated for purposes of representation.

The exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein demonstrates how open and layered figurative painting can be, when artists are conscious of the illusionary potential of the medium. It reveals the inherent capacity of these works to create worlds of their own, thus raising questions as to the role and place of the individual in the world.

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt