»Everything but Canvas« – Group show
Eric Butcher (UK), Mikael Fagerlund (SE), Julia Mangold (DE/USA), Susanne Rottenbacher (DE)

As the title indicates, the group show »Everything but Canvas« is devoted to artworks not produced on canvas or that extend over and beyond the classic format of the panel picture. The show’s focus is placed on the examinations of contemporary artistic means carried out in the fields of abstract and concrete painting. Thanks to the extraordinary material diversity that artists associate with the theme of painting, the exhibition provides insights into the realms of possibility offered in the broadest sense by contemporary painting and drawing. In addition, the show addresses the reciprocal tension-filled relationship between flatness and three-dimensionality, between painting and sculpture. You can look forward to minimalist painting objects made of aluminum by the British artist Eric Butcher, “painted” acrylic glass reliefs by the Swedish artist Mikael Fagerlund, the most recent geometrically reduced drawings by our gallery artist Julia Mangold as well as three-dimensional drawings in space with light by our guest artist Susanne Rottenbacher from Berlin.

Friday, January 25, 2019, 7.p.m.

Opening remarks:
Christin Müller, art historian, Galerie Robert Drees

Duration of the exhibition:
January 26 – March 9, 2019

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Or by appointment

Talk und discussion:

»How free is art?« – A discussion about the new cultural war and the crisis of liberalism

A talk with Hanno Rauterberg (author and editor of »Die Zeit«) and Ulrich Krempel (former director of the Sprengel Museum Hannover).
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: Galerie Drees, Weidendamm 15, 30167 Hannover
Free entry.

In cooperation with the »Bildungsverein Soziales Lernen und Kommunikation e.V.«, Hannover.