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Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

Group Exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof with a Half-Figure by Hans Josephsohn

November 28, 2015 to March 13, 2016

Between 2008 and 2014, the collector Friedrich Christian Flick donated over 260 works of contemporary art to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. They comprise photographs, videos, installations, and works on paper as well as some classic sculptures. Part of the donation is now being presented in the exhibition “A Few Free Years: From Absalon to Zobernig” at the Hamburger Bahnhof. The title of the exhibition makes reference to a work of the same name by the American artist Jason Rhoades, in which the aesthetics of high and low culture are juxtaposed with one another: he combined eighteen slot machines, six monitors, and other technical equipment with a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s “Beethoven Frieze” to create a three-dimensional arrangement. A couple of rooms later it is possible to see a large half-figure by Hans Josephsohn from 2002. It is flanked to its left by an aquarium by Roman Signer, and to its right by a screen by the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig. It is also possible to discover several works by Franz West in its immediate vicinity. 



The exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, is running until March 13, 2016.