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Grenzfälle des Raumes
May 14th - August 28th 2021

Lena von Goedeke, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Barbara Köhler, Melanie Manchot, Tanya Poole

Grenzfälle des Raumes (Border Cases of Space) brings together significant works by five female artists from the fields of sculpture, painting and poetry, realised as space and sound installations for Galerie m.
The poet and artist Barbara Köhler has developed a wall piece based on her poem Elf 1/2. The physical spatial experiences and existential questions described in it touch us directly. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from her poem.
Border issues are more topical than ever. Mostly geographically or politically motivated, they also serve today to question our way of life. With her air-filled spatial bubble Habitent, Lena von Goedeke illustrates the fragility of our living space. The complex installation Alpine Diskomiks by the multi-media artist Melanie Manchot uses images, sound and objects to show audiovisual shifts in boundaries. Experiencing space is an essential aspect both in the works of sculptor Franka Hörnschemeyer, whose sculpture Oszilloskop will be on view, and of poet Barbara Köhler. They reflect physical experience and existential moments of our being in their respective languages. The limits of our perceptive capacity are revealed in Tanya Poole's large-format ink paintings, with which she makes visible what otherwise remains hidden from our eye.
On January 8th, 2021, Barbara Köhler died after a long illness. Knowing that her wall installation Elf 1/2 is at the centre of this exhibition is a comfort to us.
Barbara Köhler, Elf 1/2, 2008/2021
Melanie Manchot, Alpine Diskomiks, 2019
Tanya Poole, Span, 2020
Franka Hörnschemeyer, Oszilloskop, 2014
Lena von Goedeke, teaser for Habitant, 2021