Thematic group exhibitions

Since 2013, Burkhard Brunn has been curating various travelling exhibitions in collaboration with gallery friends, each of which is documented with photos and a short essay in a brochure (DIN A5). These group exhibitions treat the exhibits only under one aspect and place them under this one aspect into a tradition. Under the theme "Reduction", for example, it can be shown that the otherwise very different works with their minimalist tendencies not only have one dimension in common, but also share it with works by the Dutch still life painter Pieter Claesz, for example, who created a painting in the Baroque period whose content is reduced to a herring, a glass of beer, and a piece of white bread (Rotterdam). It thus becomes clear that contemporary art is part of a long, often forgotten, sometimes hidden tradition.
Apart from Charlotte Posenenske, artists of different generations and nations participate in these exhibitions, those who have already exhibited at the documenta or at biennials and those who are still unknown. The intention is, among other things, to make it easier for good young artists to gain access to the social and economic subsystem of art through joint exhibitions with established artists. Since Charlotte Posenenske is now renowned, it is not difficult for Burkhard Brunn to establish and maintain contact with good gallery owners. In their exhibitions or exhibition stands he searches for and finds works which he can then exhibit under a relevant theme. He does not choose these themes with the aim of expressing the spirit of the times. Although all themes are supposed to establish a connection to art history, i.e. to tradition, there is always an implicit (i.e. not thematic) connection to contemporary social phenomena. All exhibits are non-representational and not decorative. They are not "delicious", but their contemplation requires education and reflection. The works Burkhard Brunn selects are never suggestive in the sense that they emotionally overwhelm the viewer.

Back Stage [3]

Gallery Thomas Rehbein: Köln. 2018

Back Stage [2]  

Gallery Mehdi Chouakri. Berlin. 2018

Back Stage [1]

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen. 2015

Verdichtung

Gallery Mathias Güntner. Hamburg. 2017

Reduzieren

Gallery Gisela Clement. Bonn. 2016

Conceptual Landscapes

Gallery Mathias Günthner. Hamburg. 2016

Dunkel Hell

Gallery Thomas Rehbein: Brüssel. 2016

Reducing

Gallery Daniel Marzona. Berlin. 2015

That‘s All

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde. Antwerpen. 2015

Nur das

Gallery Martina Detterer. Frankfurt. 2015

BLACK

Gallery Thomas Rehbein: Köln. 2014

LESS

Showroom Wiensowskie & Harbord. Berlin. 2013