Art Project: Jürgen Partenheimer
On the occasion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 125th birthday, the internationally renowned artist Jürgen Partenheimer is opening his eponymous site-specific exhibition for the Lemke House in Berlin. Partenheimer’s concept in this house, the last residential property constructed by Mies van der Rohe in Germany, includes works on paper, painting, and sculpture. Together with the artist, vases designed especially for the rooms as “sculptures”, with the title “Kalliope, 2011”, were drawn up in the masters’ workshops of Nymphenburg and manufactured entirely by hand.
Running parallel to the Lemke House exhibition, Andreas Murkudis will display an additional six vases by Jürgen Partenheimer in his rooms on Potsdamer Strasse. The vases were made in cooperation with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.
Jürgen Partenheimer, whose works impress with their great poetic intensity and informed theoretical discourse, counts as one of the most outstanding artists of his generation, a generation which became well-known internationally during the 1980s for its appearances at the Biennales in Paris, Sao Paulo, and Venice. Over the last few years, Jürgen Partenheimer has set up impressive room-oriented exhibitions of his works for the museums of contemporary art S.M.A.K. in Ghent, the Pinakothek in Sao Paulo, the IKON Gallery in Birmingham as well as the Kunstmuseum Bonn, among others, and created situational work groups in Switzerland for the Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria and the Chasa Jaura Museum in Valchava. The artist approaches his topics with great clarity by examining them at a point of transition between their concreteness and their immateriality.
Mies van der Rohe House / Kunst- und Kulturamt Lichtenberg von Berlin, Oberseestrasse 60, 13053 Berlin, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, +49 (0)30 970 006 18
Andreas Murkudis, Potsdamer Strasse 81E Berlin, Nw 10785, +49 (0)30 30 88 19 45