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  • 1– Sibylle Springer: gift, 2016, Collection Birgit & Michael Schipper, Hamburg
  • 2– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017
  • 3– Sibylle Springer: Untitled, 2016, Collection Udo Seinsoth, Bremen
  • 4– Sibylle Springer: Untitled, 2016, Courtesy: the artist
  • 5– Sibylle Springer: Der Blick, 2015, Private Collection Bremen
  • 6– Sibylle Springer: cool blue lady, 2016; Sibylle Springer: in gold, 2016; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Private Collection Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Collection J. Göpfrich, Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Collection Udo Seinsoth, Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016
  • 7– Sibylle Springer: cool blue lady, 2016
  • 8– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017
  • 9– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017
  • 10– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017
  • 11– Sibylle Springer: Dschungel, 2017, Courtesy the artist
  • 12– Sibylle Springer: Dschungel, 2017, Courtesy the artist
  • 13– Sibylle Springer: Dschungel, 2017, Courtesy the artist
  • 14– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017
  • 15– Sibylle Springer: moonshot, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers; Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer
  • 16– Sibylle Springer: moonshot, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers
  • 17– Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer
  • 18– Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer
  • 19– Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer
  • 20– Sibylle Springer: chat, 2015, Collection Ulrike & Walter Schmel, Bremerhaven; Sibylle Springer: Silver Surfer, 2016, Courtesy: Galerie K', Bremen
  • 20– Sibylle Springer: chat, 2015, Collection Ulrike & Walter Schmel, Bremerhaven

Sibylle Springer
gift

18.03–30.04.17

Sibylle Springer (*1975 in Münster, lives in Bremen and Berlin) is a painter. Her large-format works in acrylic on canvas are characterised by contrasts: oscillating between abstraction and figuration, revealing and concealing, beauty and horror, past and present, tradition and innovation. The title of her exhibition at the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst furthers the ambiguity, meaning both gift-giving but also poison in German.

Sibylle Springer states that she is interested in the ambivalent and the vague, in nuances. This is also reflected in the body of work the artist creates for her solo exhibition at GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst: an exploration of historical and contemporary images of violence, physical intimacy and other taboos. In a painterly process, Springer hides the original image content from visual perception, makes it disappear in seeming monochromy, adds elements, or varies the format. By this means she opens up new ways of viewing supposedly familiar painting masterpieces and reinterprets their themes.

Besides the many large-format canvases, the exhibition presents smaller drawings that revolve around similar themes. A recreated wall from Springer’s studio displays her research work and myriad connections that serve as basis for her paintings.

A space concept which was specially developed for “gift“ strikes a contrast with the subdued palette of Sibylle Springer’s new series: the normally white walls of the GAK now resemble the colour-painted walls of classical museum presentations. Museum benches in the exhibition space add another element that fuses together historical and contemporary conventions for presenting and viewing art.

 

With generous support of
Deutsche Factoring Bank, Stiftung Bremer Wertpapierbörse, Dr. Jürgen Bonke und Frau Christiane Kehlbeck-Bonke, Martin und Marion Gömöry, Fritz und Fiona Grobien, Prof. Dr. Knut und Frau Dr. Ulrike Leitz

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18.03–30.04.17

18.03.- 30.04.17

Curated by
Svea Kellner

 

Events

Thu 30.03.17, 7 pm
Sibylle Springer and Svea Kellner: Nebenklänge & Untertöne
Talk

Thu 09.08.18, 7 pm
Pasticcio & Panaché
Music and Cocktails selected by Sibylle Springer

 

Images

1– Sibylle Springer: gift, 2016, Collection Birgit & Michael Schipper, Hamburg

2– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017

3– Sibylle Springer: Untitled, 2016, Collection Udo Seinsoth, Bremen

4– Sibylle Springer: Untitled, 2016, Courtesy: the artist

5– Sibylle Springer: Der Blick, 2015, Private Collection Bremen

6– Sibylle Springer: cool blue lady, 2016; Sibylle Springer: in gold, 2016; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Private Collection Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Collection J. Göpfrich, Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016, Collection Udo Seinsoth, Bremen; Sibylle Springer: o.T., 2016

7– Sibylle Springer: Der Blick, 2015, Private Collection Bremen; Sibylle Springer: La Gimblette (ou la femme qui pisse), 2016, Courtesy: Galerie K’, Bremen

8-10– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017

11-13– Sibylle Springer: Dschungel, 2017, Courtesy the artist

14– Sibylle Springer: gift, installation view, GAK Bremen 2017

15– Sibylle Springer: moonshot, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers; Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer

16– Sibylle Springer: moonshot, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers

17-19– Sibylle Springer: Selection of images by Sibylle Springer

20– Sibylle Springer: chat, 2015, Collection Ulrike & Walter Schmel, Bremerhaven; Sibylle Springer: Silver Surfer, 2016, Courtesy: Galerie K’, Bremen

20– Sibylle Springer: chat, 2015, Collection Ulrike & Walter Schmel, Bremerhaven

Foto: Franziska von den Driesch, Bremen (installation view, GAK Bremen 2017), alle anderen: Frank Scheffka
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Photo: Franziska von den Driesch, Bremen (installation view, GAK Bremen 2017); all others: Frank Scheffka
© VG Bildkunst, 2017

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