UN/REAL

Today, more than ever, we question our reality and our relationship with the virtual. Based on the idea of escape, this exhibition explores infinite spaces. In a context of today’s restrictive reality, this is an ode to the possibilities and sensations allowed by art. 
 
Essence and existence, imaginary and real, visible and invisible, painting blurs all our categories by deploying its dreamlike universe of carnal essences, of effective resemblances of silent meanings”, concludes Maurice Merleau-Ponty in 1960, during his summer stay in Provence. 
Based on this observation, we offer you an excursion into the worlds imagined and concretized by our artists.
 
In this journey, art allows us to discover different dimensions of the imagination and provides us with doors to different perceptions. The works of Miriam Cahn and Santiago de Paoli make accessible these immersive universes, challenging our mental boundaries and inviting us to contemplate. In the same way, Ulrich Polster's illusively static landscapes hypnotize us by transposing us into nearly meditative states.
 
Inherent to emancipation, the reminder of barriers is present in this project in the form of frameworks, which punctuate these moments of escape. Without constraining or restricting the imagination, these references to the concrete world allow us to situate it. 
            
The imagination has the power to introduce the unreal to everyday reality.  Postcards refashioned by Marcelle Cahn and urban sites invested with oneiric elements by Isa Melsheimer play with this idea. 
The real and the unreal are being constantly enriched by each other.

Online Exhibition curated by Clara Bondis and Jana Savchenko

Santiago de Paoli
Dark Window, 2019

24 x 31 cm
oil on cardboard

Marcelle Delphine Cahn
Sans titre

10 x 15 cm approx.
collage on postcard

Marcelle Delphine Cahn
Sans titre

10 x 15 cm approx.
collage on postcard
dated back side

Marcelle Delphine Cahn
Sans titre

10 x 15 cm approx.
collage on postcard

Francisco Tropa
Scripta, 2019

6 bronze replicas of natural quinces, oil painted 6 bronze replicas of natural nuts, oil painted canvas size: 150 x 113 cm
oil painted bronze, silkscreen on canvas, wooden box
unique

Isa Melsheimer
Nr 380, 2015

30 x 30 cm
gouache on paper
signed and dated back side

Isa Melsheimer
Tuch (Indigo), 2012

80 x 70 cm
fabric, thread, pearls
unique

Isa Melsheimer
Gebäude (Tisch), 2013

57 x 47 x 35 cm
concrete, plant
unique

Christoph Weber
Untitled (Gegenstück), 2015

55 x 116 x 44 cm
concrete
Unique

Santiago de Paoli
Giardino, 2019

30.4 x 22.8 cm
oil on wood

Santiago de Paoli
Sky with clouds, 2019

35.5 x 28 cm
oil on board

Santiago de Paoli
Solo and Bricks, 2020

49.5 x 56 cm
oil on felt fabric

Santiago de Paoli
1 2 3, 2019

60 x 47 cm
oil on felt fabric

Miriam Cahn
schützen, 25.06 + 14.07.2013

230 x 200 cm
oil on canvas

Isa Melsheimer
Nr 211, 2008

42 x 56 cm
gouache on paper

Santiago de Paoli
Giardini, 2019

30 x 30 cm
oil on wood

Franz Erhard Walther
Schraffurzeichnung, 1959

31.4 x 48.5 cm framed: 44,5 x 61,5 x 3,4 cm
graphite on paper
signed and dated back side at the bottom, right

Miriam Cahn
geologie, 12.08. + 04.09. 2017

256 x 480 cm
oil on canvas

Ulrich Polster
41.8606°N, 13.0312°E, 2019

4 k video, 4 channel sound
ed. 1/3 + 1 A.P.

Miriam Cahn
meine wege, 23.09. 2018

165 x 290 cm
oil on canvas

Miriam Cahn
das hirn meiner mutter, 25./26.4.04

181.1 x 261.5 cm
oil on canvas

Colette Brunschwig
Sans titre, 2012

65 x 56 cm
India ink on paper
signed and dated back side on the top left

Miriam Cahn
wesen, 09.08. 2018

73 x 59 cm
oli on canvas

Miriam Cahn
aus meinem fenster, 07.11. 2017

288 x 189 cm
oil on canvas