Cologne, Germany | NEIN | CHOI&LAGER Gallery #europe

Imatge en línia 1

02. November 2013 – 01. February 2014
Private View with music performance by B-MEN

Saturday, 2. November 2013, 7pm onwards

This exhibition, selected by Rene Schmitt, is the scene of a blind date between Rainer Neumeier * 1975, Manfred Peckl * 1968 and Tjorg Douglas Beer * 1973.

Through the usual 'blah blah' of private views, and via quick categorizations we come across works that render us completely isolated.

As a matter of course, the Entrée comprises a broad spectrum of colors, forms and materials.
Thereafter, the industrial character is served alongside a dialog of recurring motifs of the military and war, and Picasso's abstraction.

As light refreshment between courses we have the bizarre, almost eerie impact.
And, as a grand finale, the parade of the chefs: loud, radical, at times brutal,
we serve words and hidden messages at the boundaries of legibility and illegibility, and ultimately of familiarity and strangeness.

Cryptic, bizarre, eerie.
"Crystal-chinking glance. Freshly caught frogs, tadpoles. Beautiful sheen." ("Kristallklirrer Blick. Fangfrische Frösche, Kaulquappen. Schöner Schimmer.")

What do you see? What effect do these works have on you?
Hard to digest? Feeling dizzy yet?
Too much of a good thing? A bit too loud?

Maybe you ought to spend more time. Trust yourself.

Unfamiliar? Is it hurting? You want more? Sure?
Then see for yourself. Without 'blah blah', without somebody else's category.

Tjorg Douglas Beer, Rainer Neumeier, Manfred Peckl: Nein.
Performance by B-MEN

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