90 cm x 90 cm / 163 cm x 63 cm
Number of copies
Edition of 10, hand-rolled
from € 60 to € 400
Amy Sillman (* 1955) is an American painter who lives in New York and occasionally in Berlin. Rooted in the practice of drawing, Sillman examines in depth the materiality of painting, as well as its meaning and methodologies. Starting with drawing, her practice expanded to include painting and digital animation. Her work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries in America and Europe, including: Portikus, Frankfurt; MoMA; Whitney Museum, NYC; San Francisco MoMA; and Tate, London.
Monika Baer (* 1964 in Freiburg) is an artist who lives in Berlin. Positioned on the border between figuration and abstraction, her work deals with the past and present of painting. Her complex, multi-layered pictures can be understood as dynamic fields of conflict, as places of persistent reflection on questions of authorship, the object-like nature of painting and the scenic that is her own. On a formal and technical level, her work deals with the motifs and gestures of tradition as well as the current conditions of painting. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the Art Institute of Chicao, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the mumok in Vienna and the Documenta 12 in Kassel. Her work is represented by the Barbara Weiss Gallery in Berlin, the Richard Telles Gallery in Los Angeles and the Greene Naftali Gallery in New York.
On the occasion of the Hanukkah Christmas party 2017, the Sillman / Baer class is presenting a very special edition. Inspired by artists such as Rosemarie Trockel and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, but also representatives of the Bauhaus and the Soviet avant-garde, the students and professors designed impressive silk scarves.
The extraordinary designs were transferred to the medium of silk as artistic positions. Like a special piece of jewelry, wearable art was created. The high-quality silk scarves in various sizes cost between € 60 and € 400.
The proceeds from the sale support the Sillman / Baer class in organizing a study trip. The decision to use the funds for this is based on the positive experiences and impressions of trips that have already taken place.
In addition to museums in Zürich and Paris, the Venice Biennale and cave painting in France, the studio of the visionary artist Emma Kunz could also be visited.
The experiences gained during the travels do not relate exclusively to the artistic questions and discussions. Every trip in a class strengthens the individual competence of the students and promotes cohesion in the group.
Wherever the journey goes - the purpose of any art education is to promote experiences, experiences and collective development.
If you are interested in one of the editions or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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