HangART-7 Edition 14: Germany

"Paint Something German"

From 19 September until 15 November 2009 “Paint Something German” is showing ten new positions in contemporary art from Germany in the Salzburg Hangar-7.

Germany, a country with well over 20 state art universities and a particularly high density of museums and exhibition institutions, is the focus of the 14th HangART-7 exhibition.

It is not just the “New Leipzig School”, which rose to prominence since the mid 1990s with its most famous representative Neo Rauch, that has demonstrated the success story of figurative painting from Germany in the last 15 years. Every year, interesting, exciting and ambitious artists who are devoting themselves to the narratives as well as the essential questions of painting are coming out of numerous academies from Kiel to Munich.

In the 2007/08 winter term there were more than 77,000 students of art and art theory (by comparison there were 108,000 in human medicine and health in the same period): so with this number it is no easy task to discover the trends deserving of particular attention at the moment.

In view of the difficulties of the naturally limited curatorial access, in order to do justice to this great potential we concentrated our research on the tours and annual summer exhibitions of some art academies, and thereby sought out the centres of gravity for up-and-coming talent, supplemented by some artists who have completed their degrees within the last two to five years.
“With this selection of 10 artists from the academic years between 1966 and 1982 we are presenting a small cross section of the very latest art production, with all trends being marked by their high degree of independence and a serious search for painting solutions to very heterogeneous artistic questions”, says curator Lioba Reddeker.

Works are being shown by:

Gregor Gaida (*1975), Elke Graalfs (*1966), Nikola Irmer (*1970), Franziska Klotz (*1979), Gerit Koglin (*1974), Anna Krammig (*1981), Irma Markulin (*1982), Sibylle Springer (*1975), Johannes Vetter (*1979) und Nadine Wölk (*1979).

Franziska Klotz, far, 2009, mixed media (oil, acrylic, spray paint, pen) on canvas , 180 x 290 cm
Nadine Wölk, short moment II, 2008, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 58 x 35 cm
Johannes Vetter, Abendbrot, 2007, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm
Anna Krammig, Waldboden II, 2009, oil on canvas, 75 x 250 cm
Gregor Gaida, Rest von Weiß, 2008, polyester resin, plastic foil, plexiglas, 200 x 70 x 100 cm
Irma Markulin, Masseninszenierungen, oil and acrylic on canvas, 200 x 170 cm
Nikola Irmer, ohne Titel, 2004, oil in wood, 55 x 70 cm
Elke Graalfs, untitled, 2008, plaster, acrylic, oil on wall, 295 x 229 cm
Gerit Koglin, Taucher und Reiter, 2008, mixed media on canvas, 248 x 181 cm
Sibylle Springer, Gestaffelter Raum 1, 2006, oil on canvas, 155 x 365 cm

Exhibition period and opening hours

19 September to 15 November 2009

Every day from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

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Dietmar Kainrath

“The magic 7”

The Magic of the Moment:

70 Years of Sports Photography by Magnum /en/art/exhibitions/the-magic-of-the-moment-70-years-of-sports-photography-by-magnum/

Per aspera ad astra

through hardships to the stars /en/art/exhibitions/per-aspera-ad-astra-through-hardships-to-the-stars/

Jimmy Nelson

“Before they pass away“ /en/art/exhibitions/jimmy-nelson-before-they-pass-away/

Terra Mater

Discover and understand the world /en/art/exhibitions/terra-mater-discover-and-understand-the-world/

Jörg F. Zimmermann

Farben des Lichts - Fine Glass Arts /en/art/exhibitions/farben-des-lichts-fine-glass-arts-by-joerg-f-zimmermann/

Alexander Maria Lohmann


Dietmar Kainrath

"Erfinder und Erfindungen"

Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

"The Golden Age of Car Racing"

Finale in Salzburg

Red Bull Illume at Hangar-7

Dietmar Kainrath

"Im Focus: Filme"

Steve McQueen

The Last Mile

Gregor Schlierenzauer

“Stille Momente” (Quiet Moments) /en/art/exhibitions/gregor-schlierenzauer/

Robert Rottensteiner

Yssilo - Parallele Welt


A Parametric Pavilion

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Tides of change

Red Bull Illume 2011

Picture This!

HangART–7 Edition 18: Czech Republic

A Dance

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In dark

HangART–7 Edition 16: England

The Secret Of England's Greatness /en/art/hangart-7-edition-16-england/

Jos Pirkner

Material, Form und Raum

Dietmar Kainrath


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An Encounter with

HangART–7 Edition 14: Germany

Paint Something German

Eleanor Coppola

Circle of Memory

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Una forza del passato