‘Ich bin zwischen meinen Ichs’ is a sentence taken from Bernd Lohaus’ book für. It sums up beautifully what the late great German artist stands for: he – and by extension we all – are constantly drifting between the multiple facets our character is made up of. Laurence Petrone, freshly graduated from the sculpture department at the Antwerp Academy and a great admirer of Bernd Lohaus’ oeuvre, suggested the quote to us as a title when we asked her to take part in our opening show of the season.
Our second guest, Erik Haemers, translates his everyday observations into sculptural, geometric works, exploring different materials, layers and techniques while questioning the limits of fine art by switching back and forth between high-end and ubiquitous materials. When it turned out that he is equally fond of Bernd Lohaus’ work, we decided to put together an exhibition centred around and inspired by Lohaus’ practice and writings, with the much-appreciated help and support of Anny De Decker and Stella Lohaus.
Apart from some key works by Bernd Lohaus, Zwischen meinen Ichs showcases Laurence’s graduation collection NOUS (Autrefois Toi), combining materials she often works with such as copper, lead, turmeric, corn and marble, as well as a number of selected items from Erik’s Alu Profile, Hoek (Corner) and Frame series.
In tune with the materials used by our main artists, we add three recent creations by upcoming Brazilian designer Dimitrih Correa, part of his Materiae series, consisting of six lamps in an edition of ten copies each. They are manufactured by hand in Rio de Janeiro using only sustainable materials such as reclaimed noble hardwoods and carbon steel.
As is custom at ZEIT, the pieces of our guest artists are interspersed with a number of artworks by post-war abstract favourites, including a large-scale silkscreen by Sol LeWitt, an early monotype by Pol Mara and a radiant Silberflügel by Heinz Mack.
Artists: Laurence Petrone, Erik Haemers, Bernd Lohaus, Dimitrih Correa