G2 #4
N O C T U R A M A
Katrin Heichel

Special Exhibition
April 22 – August 7, 2016

 

 

N O C T U R A M A  is the first institutional solo show of Leipzig based artist Katrin Heichel (born 1972 in Leipzig). The G2 presents a new series of paintings contextualizing the artist’s prolific production with works from the last decade of her oeuvre. The exhibition title  N O C T U R A M A  refers to the presentation of darkness as a source for light and color. In the artist’s recent works, there is a strong presence of night motifs and dark colors in a wide range of different shades.

N O C T U R A M A  recalls the eponymous album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, released in 2003, whose hypnotic and melancholic power as well as its well balanced intonation of loud and soft sounds – or dark and bright colors – create a link to Heichel’s pictorial world. The song “There is a town” evokes the association to the “dark sky” of the so-called “Kerzer Nocturama”, an innovative zoo project in Switzerland: By filtering the sunlight, the visitor is enabled to explore a night world with its special flora and fauna. The fascination for the visitor consists in making surprising discoveries by walking through an artificial moonlight scene in a protected night setting during the day. Night and day are interchanged and Katrin Heichel’s works may have a similar impact on the viewer – the darkness bears secrets and increases our imagery phantasy.

curated by Anka Ziefer

Katrin Heichel, born 1972 in Leipzig, 2000–2005 Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig at the class of Arno Rink, 2005–2008 “Meisterschülerin” (postgraduate) at the class of Neo Rauch; 2011 Scholarship of the International Studio and Curatorial Program New York, 2013 study visit in Catania, Sicily, 2014 Artist in residency at Bejing Cultural Development Co. Ltd., China. Heichel lives and works in Leipzig. Solo exhibitions include Fürth, GER (2014), Leipzig, GER (2013), New York (2011) and Essen, GER (2010). Exhibition participations (selection): Nurnberg, GER (2015), Leipzig (2015), Leverkusen, GER (2015), Jinan/China (2014), Zurich, CHE (2014), New York (2013), Karlsruhe, GER (2012), Dessau, GER (2011), Dresden, GER (2010), Berlin (2010).

Ausstellungskatalog/exhibition catalog, Cover, Detail: Katrin Heichel – N O C T U R A M A, MMKoehn Berlin/Leipzig 2016

EXHIBITION CATALOG
Katrin Heichel – Nocturama, ed. by Anka Ziefer, G2 Kunsthalle, publ. by MMKoehn Berlin/Leipzig 2016, 48 pages, with a text by Clemens Meyer, Layout by Kay Bachmann

ARTIST TALK & BOOK LAUNCH
The exhibition catalog will be presented on occasion of the artist talk with Katrin Heichel and Clemens Meyer on 13 July 2016, 7pm. The artist talk will be in German language moderated by Anka Ziefer, Director of the G2 Kunsthalle. Free admission! Download press release (German).

OPENING HOURS
The G2 Kunsthalle is open every Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm. To visit our special exhibition and the permanent collection from Thursday to Monday please book a guided tour (German/English) online in advance. In 2016 the G2 Kunsthalle participates, for the first time after its foundation in 2015, in the Leipzig Museum Night on 23 April 2016. Special opening hours on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 12am to 6pm and on Sunday, 1 May 2016 from 12am to 3pm.

PRESS REVIEWS (selection)
MDR Kultur, 26 July 2016, radio review, 3:33 min (link to external source)
The Leipzig Glocal, 13 July 2016 (link to external source)
Leipziger Zeitung, 10 June 2016, No. 32, p. 18 (pdf)
kunst:art, issue May/June 2016, p. 20 (pdf)

G2 #4
Katrin Heichel
N O C T U R A M A
Solo Show
Duration: 22 April – 7 August 7 2016
Opening: Thursday, 21 April 2016, 6–9pm
Press-Preview: Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 11am
Further information & registration for the press preview:
Ms Anka Ziefer email, phone: +49 (0)341 35 57 37 93
High-res press images related to the exhibition are available upon request.
Download press release
Download list press images

 

  • Katrin Heichel: »Stella Maris« (Ausschnitt/detail), 2016, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 190 × 250 cm. photo: Uwe Walter, courtesy the artist © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016
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    Bildergalerie / picture gallery

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links nach rechts: ARC, 2011; AI, 2011; Lager (Metropolitan Ave. 1067), 2011; Kopf mit Maske, 2012; Ruhm und Ehre, 2007.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel, Lager (Metropolitan Ave. 1067), 2011, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 210 x 290 cm, private collection Prien am Chiemsee, photo: Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen, courtesy the artist © VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Lager (Metropolitan Ave. 1067), 2011, private collection Prien am Chiemsee

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links nach rechts: Lager (Metropolitan Ave. 1067), 2011; Stapel, 2015; BB III, 2015; BB IV, 2015; Stella Maris, 2016.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel, Stapel, 2015, oil on canvas, 110 x 190 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Stapel, 2015, Hildebrand Collection

  • Katrin Heichel, Stella Maris, 2016, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 190 x 250 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Stella Maris, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links (oben) nach rechts: Fortschritt, 2014/15; Die Nacht III, 2014/15; Die Nacht II, 2014/15; Die Drohung, 2015, o.T., 2016.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links nach rechts: Musikzimmer, 2016; BB I, 2015.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel, Die Drohung, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Die Drohung, 2015

  • Katrin Heichel, Musikzimmer, 2016, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 240 x 300 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Musikzimmer, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links nach rechts: Vergangenheit, 2010; Vergissmeinnicht, 2008; Waschung IV, 2009; Honig III, 2009; Höher, 2012.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel, Vergangenheit, 2010, mixed media on canvas, 170 x 140 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Vergangenheit, 2010

  • Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016. Von links nach rechts: Waschung IV, 2009; Honig III, 2009; Höher, 2012.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Katrin Heichel, Waschung IV, 2009, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
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    Katrin Heichel, Waschung IV, 2009, State Art Collection Dresden

  • Katrin Heichel, Steckdose, 2009/16, Ausstellung / exhibition NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 22. April - 7. August 2016, photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin/Leipzig, courtesy the artist © G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig & VG Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016.
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    Ausstellungsansicht / installation view: Katrin Heichel - NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, April 22 – August 7, 2016

  • Artist talk & book launch with/mit Katrin Heichel & Clemens Meyer, 13 July 2016 / 13. Juli 2016, Exhbition/Ausstellung Katrin Heichel – NOCTURAMA © G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig
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    Artist talk & book launch, Katrin Heichel – NOCTURAMA, G2 Kunsthalle, 13 July 2016

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