25 November 2016 – 21 May 2017

Olaf Metzel
Zeichnungsräume. Positionen zeitgenössischer Graphik. Teil II

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

During the 60s, the limitations of drawings were radically expanded. Minimal and conceptual artists like Sol LeWitt or Fred Sandback transferred the line from the two-dimensional surface into space. The drawing entered the third dimension. Time, space, body, language and memory, observation and action become the decisive factors in works by Franz Erhard Walther. And that “breakthrough into space” is the focus of this exhibition.

After the first part of the exhibition (April 30 – October 30, 2016) in which the development of drawings since the 50s was the central theme, the focus of the second part has been placed on contemporary positions that deal with the expansion of drawings into real, imagined or virtual space.

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