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25. Sep 2022 – 8. Jan 2023
Günther-Peill-Stiftung: Kerstin Brätsch, Alexis Gautier, Britta Thie
Ausschnitt eines Marmorpapiers mit einem roten Kopf in der Mitte
Kerstin Brätsch, Unstable Talismanic Rendering _HomoSacer (with gratitude to master marbler Dirk Lange) (Detail), 2017, Pigment, Aquarell, Tinte und Lösungsmittel auf Papier, 274.3 x 182.9 cm, Foto: Kirsten Kilponen, Courtesy die Künstlerin
5 Personen im Treppenhaus des Museums
Gruppenfoto im LHM: (v.l.n.r.) Anja Dorn (Direktorin), Andreas Prinzing (Kurator), Britta Thie und Alexis Gautier (Stipendiat*innen 2020-2022) und Dr. Eberhard Peill, Foto: Peter Hinschläger

Exhibitions of the Günther Peill Foundation

In the fall of 2022, the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum will present the exhibitions of the 2020 award winner and the 2020-2022 scholarship holders.

Kerstin Brätsch. Sein
Kerstin Brätsch reaches dynamically beyond the edges of modern painting. By employing centuries-old, artisanal techniques, she creates pictorial bodies of almost hypnotic energy in which human precision and natural forces merge. The exhibition combines large-scale marbling on paper, in whose details the eye is lost, with brightly colored stucco marble works. In their specific materialities, both unfold a life of their own between abstraction and shadowy figuration - and demonstrate the medium of painting as a porous space of possibility in which past and present indissolubly interpenetrate.

On Friday, 23.9.22, 7 pm opens at the Ludwig Forum Aachen already the exhibition Kerstin Brätsch The Being: Para Psychics (until 5.2.23).

Alexis Gautier. Burning the Plot
Central to Alexis Gautier's diverse work is the encounter and interaction with specific places and spaces. In doing so, he draws on local conditions and everyday situations, which he translates into artistic forms. Different elements find their way into his works, which are characterized by chance, improvisation, poetry, and subtle humor, and in which polyphonic translation processes materialize. In Düren, Gautier brings together works from different contexts and media that together form an open narrative space.

Britta Thie. In Development
Britta Thie's artistic practice feeds on a networked present in which media and communication technologies play a central role in shaping identity. In doing so, she refers to popular narrative formats and combines reality with fiction. Whereas video has so far served her primarily as an examination of social lifeworlds, actors, and codes, in her most recent paintings the equipment used for series productions itself becomes the protagonist. In Düren, Thie will also present the trailer of a film that has not yet been shot.

The Günther Peill Foundation 2020 prize of €20,000 goes to the artist Kerstin Brätsch. Alexis Gautier and Britta Thie were selected from a number of promising positions for the two-year scholarships of the Günther Peill Foundation, each worth a total of € 18,000.
In addition to the financial support, the foundation will honor all three artists with an exhibition in the fall of 2022. The scholarship holders will also be supported with an accompanying publication.

German press release on the selection process from 6.8.2021.

Gemälde eines Kamerawagens mit Schrim vor diffusem, neongrünen Hintergrund
Britta Thie, Dolly Warped, 2022, Öl auf Leinwand, Courtesy die Künstlerin und WENTRUP, Berlin
Ein Cowboy auf einem Pferd galoppiert von rechts nach links durchs Bild
Alexis Gautier, Sallie Gardner, 2021, Tusche auf Papier, Maße variabel, Courtesy der Künstler