A Sti­fling World

Where Berlin - - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES -

2016 re­cip­i­ent of the Han­nah-Höch-Preis Cor­nelia Sch­leime is a very in­no­va­tive artist. Orig­i­nally from East Berlin, Sch­leime at­tended Dres­den's Acad­emy of Fine Arts in the late '70s, be­com­ing a part of a col­lec­tive of young artists that dis­sented against the re­stric­tive GDR art pol­icy, and even­tu­ally caus­ing the gov­ern­ment to ban her from ex­hibit­ing. When she fled to West Berlin, al­most all her work dis­ap­peared. Since then, she has recre­ated and reim­aged her pieces as land­scapes and large-scale por­traits. Her vivid paint­ings have hints of the fan­tas­tic and su­per­nat­u­ral and are un­apolo­get­i­cally bold. De­fi­ant, in fact, and un­set­tling.

A Blink Of An Eye will be show­ing at the Ber­lin­is­che Ga­lerie (p. 39) un­til 24 April.

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