Exhibition // Positions Berlin: The Hit List 2014

In Mitte, the smaller scale, less jam-packed Positions Berlin art fair offered an alternative to the abc – art berlin contemporary throngs during Berlin Art Week. This year, gallery owner and long standing co-director of the Preview Berlin Art Fair Kristian Jarmuschek brought together 52 international exhibitors to present their artistic positions. Housed in a former department store, the fair benefits from a spacious floor plan and historical Berlin high-ceilinged interiors, a perfect backdrop for the skillfully selected works on view. The following are some highlights:

Anke Eilergerhard at Galerie Art Felicia

Anke Eilergerhard’s decadent pink silicone sculptures, made to look like over-the-top wedding cakes evoke sickly saccharine sensations and textures reminiscent of Baroque ornamentation.

Anke Eilergerhard – The Never Dying Flowers; Photo by Hilarey Cowan

Wolfgang Stiller at Schmalfuss Berlin

Two unassuming sculptures watch at eye-level from the corner, a haunting presence in the space. Wolfgang Stiller’s Matchstick Men are surreal, masked and charred disembodied figures crafted to look like life-sized matches.

berlin-art-link-discover-positionsWolfgang Stiller – “Matchstick Men,” Installation View at Positions Berlin; Photo by Hilarey Cowan

Maurice Van Telligen at Galerie Petra Nostheide-Eycke

Maurice Van Telligen’s spatial paintings are miniaturized perspective vignettes of the everyday, presenting sterilized, almost evacuated architectural settings. In these works, it appears that life is lived elsewhere, out of the confines of the given frame.

berlin-art-link-discover-positionsMaurice Van Telligen – Spatial Paintings, Installation View at Positions Berlin; Photo by Hilarey Cowan


Additional Information

Exhibition: Sep. 18 – 21, 2014
Kaufhaus Jandorf, Brunnenstraße 19-21 (click here for map)

Blog entry by Hilarey Cowan and Alison Hugill in Berlin; Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014.

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