DAG, Benjamin Bernt, Heiner Franzen, Philip Grözinger, Emil Westman Hertz, Claus Hugo Nielsen.
13. Juni - 25. Juli 2014
Eröffnung: 13. June 2014, 17 - 21 h
Wonderful things to believe in is the third edition of a series of group shows at Galerie Ehrentraut which serve as experimental dialogues between artists from the gallery and invited guests.
The current show is curated by Philip Grözinger who invited five fellow artists with a strong affiliation to Copenhagen and Berlin.
Not only showcasing an artistic dialogue between the two capitals and a specific social network the exhibition presents a Wunderkammer of seemingly wildly diverse practises – all of which share surprisingly common grounds. Even though the show comprises a wide variety of aesthetics - such as a wall drawing of anthropomorphic fragments, semi-ethnological displays of found and formed organic material, wild gestural painting, cool minimalist abstraction and fine lined portraits of amorphous gestalts, not to mention a pink velvet circular lobby bench with a palm - there is a certain 'order in chaos'.
As the title ironically suggests the exhibition presents a romantic collection of imaginary worlds and phantasmagorical cosmologies, that nurture on the past as well as the future and use the art history of forms and popular culture as their personal playground: As such presenting a passage into the unknown - a secret garden of "Wonderful things to believe in".