We can look back on a successful 2022 and once again see ourselves encouraged that we can achieve more as a collective. One of the highlights was the joint exhibition “ Herberge“ at Spriten Kunsthall in Skien/Norway. Also the many exciting exhibitions in our space, the exhibition participations of b2 artists far beyond, as well as the collaborations with other art spaces, have enriched our year. We are very happy about this. With this retrospective we would like to thank you, our supporters, patrons, collectors, friends and colleagues!
We wish you all happy holidays, a happy new year, a happy new year and a solidary cooperation!
We started the year with Endlich keine Freunde mehr, the first solo exhibition of Christian Bär and the launch of our new website. After that, we were able to take an intimate look at Selmas van Panhuis‘ working methods and environment in Studio, with digital drawings being a key innovation for her. Aleksi Wildhagen and Verena Winkelmann jointly staged an unusual mix in the gallery with Local Field / Lunch in Norwegian. The following exhibition Turn by Caroline Hake, which dealt with the change of the social place of the shopping mall, was recently handed over almost completely to the Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. We are very happy about this.
With Anna M. Kempe’s Das Innere der Faust (The Interior of Faust“), another intimate and prescient-reflective exhibition followed in June. After that, we were able to take a more relaxed approach in August and showed works by Christian Bär, Zora Berweger, Anica Kehr, Dagmar Rauwald and Rahel Pötsch in the smooth group exhibition la suée. That the b2_ is a place for the presentation of uncompromising artistic practice was again impressively demonstrated at the latest for the autumn tour of the Spinnereigaleries by the fresco works of Carolina Pérez-Pallares in her first b2_ solo exhibition Die Farbe teilt ihre ungerechte Haltung.
The group show Gespenster followed with works by Romy Julia Kroppe, Daniela Junghans and Made By Us, which dealt with current problems of the Anthropocene and let b2_ once again become a platform for colleagues. With the opening of Michael Hahn’s exhibition Hold Your Horses and a new group photo, we were able to bring the year to a fitting close.
In 2023, Galerie b2 will be a proud 18 years old. We are looking forward to the year and everything that is to come, such as our exciting workshop and symposium program, which we will realize parallel to our exhibition program. We are also planning a large summer group exhibition, an edition with all the artists of the gallery and a comprehensive book about the last years. We are looking forward to everything that is coming and are very excited about what the new year has in store for us.
We are looking forward to 2023 with you!
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Photos: Georg Brückmann, Stefan Fischer and Björn Siebert, Copyright Gallery b2_ and the artists.