Recommended by Laura Helena Wurth
19 September – 14 November 2020
Albert Oehlen, Andi Fischer, Conny Maier, Cornelia Baltes, Georg Baselitz, Kristina Schuldt, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Fanta, Navot Miller,
Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Ulrike Theusner, Verena Issel and William Copley
"My five-year-old could have painted that," who hasn't heard this sentence before while looking at a work in a museum or gallery show? But as the intention of painting is not anymore defined by how close the work resembles reality, the notions of what makes a good painting differ.
The group exhibition "You Can Do Better — Bad Painting Recommend by Laura Helena Wurth" presents the work of 13 artists of different generations who challenge but also play with the perceptions of "Bad Painting".
The show juxtaposes works by established artists such as Albert Oehlen, Georg Baselitz and Martin Kippenberger with works by young up and coming artists such as Andi Fischer, Conny Maier and Okka-Esther Hungerbühler who reduce complex matters to simple, almost childlike language of forms, defying the old, white men. Navot Miller on the other hand, paints mundane scenes in beaming surreal colors, playing with the flatness of the monochromatic surfaces, the works oscillating between kitsch and radical softness.
- Monopol Magazin