DARREN ALMOND, GIULIA ANDREANI, JEREMY DEMESTER, ALBERT OEHLEN, TURSIC & MILLE, CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.

The Inner Island (group show)
Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères
29 April – 5 November 2023

offline untill 17 March 2023
Installation view: The Inner island, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères, 2023, photo: Nicolas Brasseur
Installation view: The Inner island, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères, 2023, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

Works by Darren Almond, Giulia Andreani, Jeremy Demester, Tursic & Mille and Christopher Wool will be on view in the exhibition The Inner Island, curated by Jean-Marie Gallais. Inspired by the insular location of the Fondation Carmignac’s villa on Porquerolles, a remote island off the French Mediterranean coast in the region of the Côte d’Azur, the exhibition explores the notion of interiority as a powerful driver of creation. Floating outside of known geographies and temporalities, the artists included in this exhibition populate their images with strange and foreign presences – human, animal, hybrid, or supernatural. The result is a distance from reality which encourages an immersion into inner worlds and recesses, giving rise to fictional, mental, or abstract islands. 

Villa Carmignac

Installation view: The Inner island, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères, 2023, photo: Nicolas Brasseur
Installation view: The Inner island, Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères, 2023, photo: Nicolas Brasseur

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GIULIA ANDREANI

Giulia Andreani: L’improduttiva / The Unproductive One (publication)
Mousse Publishing, 2024
With texts by Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, Emanuele Coccia, Sara Piccinini

Giulia Andreani

This monograph was published on the occasion of Guilia Andreani’s solo exhibition, L’improduttiva at Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilio, 2023–2024. Featuring a cohesive body of new work, the book also includes a selection of archival sources and essays by Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, curator at Pinacoteca Agnelli in Turin, Emanuele Coccia, philosopher, and Sara Piccinini, Director of Collezione Maramotti.

Mousse Publishing

Giulia Andreani

ALBERT OEHLEN

Malerei: Selected Works from the Collection (solo show)
Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing
24 May – 27 October 2024

Installation view: Malerei: Selected Works from the Collection, Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing, 2024 © Adagp, Paris 2024, photo: Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton, courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton
Installation view: Malerei: Selected Works from the Collection, Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing, 2024 © Adagp, Paris 2024, photo: Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton, courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

Albert Oehlen: Malerei features six paintings made by the artist over thirty years from Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection: Untitled (1992–2005), Mission Rohrfrei (1996), Rasieren (2005), Rock (2009), Untitled (2017) and Ömega Man 23 (2022). The works – many of which will be on view for the first time – will be presented as part of the Fondation’s Hors-les-murs, a programme which introduces the collection to international audiences in major cities. The presented selection reveals Oehlen’s long and boundary pushing engagement with the history of abstract painting.

Espace Louis Vuitton

Installation view: Malerei: Selected Works from the Collection, Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing, 2024 © Adagp, Paris 2024, photo: Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton, courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton
Installation view: Malerei: Selected Works from the Collection, Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing, 2024 © Adagp, Paris 2024, photo: Sun Shi / Louis Vuitton, courtesy of the artist and Fondation Louis Vuitton

GIULIA ANDREANI et al.

The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere (group show)
Giardini, Venice
20 April – 24 November 2024

Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Giardini, Venice, 2024, photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Giardini, Venice, 2024, photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

We are delighted to announce Giulia Andreani’s participation in the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia curated by Adriano Pedrosa.

La Biennale di Venezia

Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Giardini, Venice, 2024, photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Giardini, Venice, 2024, photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

GIULIA ANDREANI et al.

Pasolini in Chiaroscuro (group show)
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
29 March – 29 September 2024

Installation view: Pier Paolo Pasolini en clair-obscur, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2024, photo: © Neil Bicknell
Installation view: Pier Paolo Pasolini en clair-obscur, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2024, photo: © Neil Bicknell

Work by Giulia Andreani is included in the group exhibition Pasolini in Chiaroscuro. Focusing on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s cinematographic work, the presentation explores the influence of classical and contemporary art on Pasolini’s aesthetic style. The first part of the exhibition shows how the director drew on the work of painters from the past to compose his film sequences, while the second part brings together around thirty international artists who have paid tribute to Pasolini in their work.

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Installation view: Pier Paolo Pasolini en clair-obscur, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2024, photo: © Neil Bicknell
Installation view: Pier Paolo Pasolini en clair-obscur, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, 2024, photo: © Neil Bicknell

CHRISTOPHER WOOL

See Stop Run (solo show)
101 Greenwich St, entrance on Rector St, New York
14 March – 31 July 2024

Photo: courtesy of © Christopher Wool, 2024
Photo: courtesy of © Christopher Wool, 2024

See Stop Run, a survey of Christopher Wool’s works from the past decade organised by the artist with curator Anne Pontégnie, opens in March 2024. The exhibition takes place on the entire 19th floor of an unoccupied space in the heart of the financial district. Wool has chosen an independent venue in order to escape the presumed neutrality of the 'white cube' as an idealised context. The city permeates the presentation through windows that wrap around the full 18,000 square foot installation.

Situating Wool’s work within a specific context, where the art and its environment interact, the exhibition emphasises the artist’s complex image-making process and the interconnectivity between mediums: painting, sculpture, photography and mosaic. This is Wool’s largest exhibition since 2014 and will run 14 March – 31 July 2024. The show is free and open to the public with hours Thursday – Sunday from 12 – 6 pm. Capacity is limited to 75 persons at a time.

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Photo: courtesy of © Christopher Wool, 2024
Photo: courtesy of © Christopher Wool, 2024

JEREMY DEMESTER

Times of Grace (solo show)
Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou
8 January – 14 March 2024

Installation view: Times of Grace, Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, 2023, courtesy the artist
Installation view: Times of Grace, Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, 2023, courtesy the artist

For his third exhibition at Fondation Zinsou, Jeremy Demester unveils three paintings and thirteen recent drawings, placing new focus on the artist’s more intimate work. The new series of drawings in watercolour and dry pastel reflect Demester’s instinctive methods, in turn referencing prehistoric cave art, impressionism, post-impressionism, voodoo culture, and aboriginal art – traditions which find their common ground in the constant interplay between the figurative and abstract. The three paintings presented in the exhibition, each based on an image of a tree, appear as though in perpetual metamorphosis, blending plant, animal and abstract elements organically. 

Fondation Zinsou

Installation view: Times of Grace, Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, 2023, courtesy the artist
Installation view: Times of Grace, Le LAB - Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, 2023, courtesy the artist

TURSIC & MILLE

Tursic & Mille x Louis Vuitton

Tursic & Mille's Capucines handbag, photo courtesy of Peter Langer/Louis Vuitton
Tursic & Mille's Capucines handbag, photo courtesy of Peter Langer/Louis Vuitton

Artist duo Tursic & Mille have collaborated with Louis Vuitton to develop a design for the French luxury brand’s fifth Artycapucines collection. Reconceptualising the idea of image overload, the duo’s reimagining of the Capucines bag is based on their 2021 painting Tenderness. The artists’ note: ‘Once it leaves the workshop, it begins a life of its own, as well as it should.’ 

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Tursic & Mille's Capucines handbag, photo courtesy of Peter Langer/Louis Vuitton
Tursic & Mille's Capucines handbag, photo courtesy of Peter Langer/Louis Vuitton

GIULIA ANDREANI

L’improduttiva (solo show)
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia
29 October 2023 – 10 March 2024

Installation view: L’improduttiva, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, 2023, photo: Dario Lasagni, courtesy of Collezione Maramotti
Installation view: L’improduttiva, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, 2023, photo: Dario Lasagni, courtesy of Collezione Maramotti

Collezione Maramotti will present L’improduttiva, the first institutional solo show of Giulia Andreani in her native Italy. A cohesive body of new work, with large-scale paintings and watercolours, will weave together narratives, facts, and characters inspired by photographic research that the artist carried out at various archives in the city of Reggio Emilia, paying particular attention to hidden or forgotten stories of female figures in its historical, political, and cultural context.

Collezione Maramotti

Installation view: L’improduttiva, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, 2023, photo: Dario Lasagni, courtesy of Collezione Maramotti
Installation view: L’improduttiva, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, 2023, photo: Dario Lasagni, courtesy of Collezione Maramotti

JEREMY DEMESTER

Jeremy Demester (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler | Holzwarth Publications, 2023
Text by Jean-Marie Gallais

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A new publication documenting three of Jeremy Demester’s exhibitions at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin and London since 2020, as well as his 2021 exhibition at the Fondation Zinsou in Ouidah, is now available for purchase.

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ALBERT OEHLEN

Albert Oehlen (solo show)
Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen
27 August – 17 December 2023

Installation view: Albert Oehlen, Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, 2023, photo: Günzel | Rademacher
Installation view: Albert Oehlen, Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, 2023, photo: Günzel | Rademacher

When Albert Oehlen set out as a painter in the late 1970s, it was a time out of joint. Given German history, terrorism, 'No Future,' and Nineteen-Eighty-Four as well as the permanent threat of all-out nuclear war, painting could not pretend that the world was safe and sound. As the world shattered, so did painting. As all symbols, signs, and means were damaged and devoid of meaning, he unmasked painting in all its dubiousness. How is one to tell authentic gesture from blunt reproduction, genuine emotion from a disillusioned readymade copy? Oehlen accepts the shattering and transforms it into the basis of his painting. He invents an overtly fragmented image, which is as disoriented as the reality, in which it partakes. Traces, stimuli, and after-images of reality flash stroboscopically across his canvases. It is through this attitude that he has achieved an exceptional degree of painterly liberty, With each new image, he updates and renews the possibilities and impossibilities of painting, thereby granting an appropriate form to a diffuse reality. 

For the first time, Albert Oehlen has created an expansive all-over installation, spanning the entirety of the Friedrichs Foundation’s exhibition hall, into which 12 paintings have been playfully integrated.

Friedrichs Foundation

Installation view: Albert Oehlen, Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, 2023, photo: Günzel | Rademacher
Installation view: Albert Oehlen, Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen, 2023, photo: Günzel | Rademacher

ALBERT OEHLEN

Ömega Man, 2023 (outdoor sculpture) 
Stiftung zur Förderung Zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen / Rodenhof
On view from 15 July 2023

Albert Oehlen, Ömega Man, 2023, photo: def image
Albert Oehlen, Ömega Man, 2023, photo: def image

Albert Oehlen’s monumental sculpture Ömega Man, 2023, is now on view to the public in Weidingen, where it emerges from the vast landscape of the Südeifel. Its simplified form and slightly raised steel bars, recessed into their concrete casting, evoke the lightness of a drawing. Here, the persistent importance of the line in Oehlen’s work becomes evident, appearing simultaneously curved and controlled. In this work, the artist uses elements which are both abstract and figurative to critically examine the history and conventions of contemporary art, all the while continuing to acknowledge the importance of classical models. Massive yet fragile in its isolation, Oehlen's Ömega Man appears like a monument from the future. Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, is here written with an umlaut, thereby referring to the artist’s own name. 

Stiftung zur Förderung Zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen

Albert Oehlen, Ömega Man, 2023, photo: def image
Albert Oehlen, Ömega Man, 2023, photo: def image

CHRISTOPHER WOOL

Crosstown Traffic (installation)
Two Manhattan West, New York

Christopher Wool, Crosstown Traffic, 2023, © Christopher Wool
Christopher Wool, Crosstown Traffic, 2023, © Christopher Wool

Crosstown Traffic, a new large-scale mosaic by Christopher Wool, is now permanently installed in the lobby of Two Manhattan West across from Moynihan Station in New York City. The mosaic, at 28 by 39 feet, is the artist's first in the medium and his largest artwork to date. Wool’s work is presented alongside a new stainless-steel sculpture by artist Charles Ray, both of which were commissioned by Brookfield Properties.

Christopher Wool, Crosstown Traffic, 2023, © Christopher Wool
Christopher Wool, Crosstown Traffic, 2023, © Christopher Wool

TURSIC & MILLE

Marfa, Texas by Tursic & Mille

Image: © Tursic & Mille, 2023
Image: © Tursic & Mille, 2023

In a series of photographs taken while on the road to Hetzler | Marfa in December 2022, artist duo Tursic & Mille capture the vast, fascinating and cinematic landscape of Southern Texas, from Marfa to the Chihuahuan desert. Alongside these special photographs, the artists’ own words further evoke their journey. 

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Image: © Tursic & Mille, 2023
Image: © Tursic & Mille, 2023

GIULIA ANDREANI

Giulia Andreani (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, 2022
Texts by Flavia Frigeri and Erik Verhagen

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This comprehensive monograph shows the full range of Giulia Andreani’s work from 2011 to the present in more than 150 paintings, watercolors, and sculptures. In various shades of Payne’s gray, Andreani translates historical images into compelling representations of women, power, and society. The monograph includes texts by Flavia Frigeri and Erik Verhagen. The book is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website. 

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DARREN ALMOND

Crossrail Art Programme commission publicly unveiled (permanent installation)
Bond Street station, London
24 October 2022

Darren Almond, Horizon Line (Bond Street Tube Station), (detail), 2020, Photo: Crossrail, 2022, © Darren Almond
Darren Almond, Horizon Line (Bond Street Tube Station), (detail), 2020, Photo: Crossrail, 2022, © Darren Almond

British artist Darren Almond has created three artworks for the new Bond Street station to commemorate the recently opened Elizabeth Line in London.The largest work, Horizon Line, is an expansive grid of fragmented numbers comprised of 144 individual hand-polished tiles cast in aluminium. The artwork is positioned over the main escalators in the entrance hall of the station, creating a landscape of continual movement and ever-changing subjectivity. At a distant point near the horizon rises a single complete number: a zero, the eternal symbol of the infinite.

In form and style, the other two works, titled Shadow Line and Time Line, draw upon the tradition of naming early British locomotives with cast bronze nameplates. Almond’s train plates, however, bear poetic phrases that offer a philosophical proposition to each passerby. Abstract in nature, the three works seek to activate a discussion around the mechanics of time and place.

Crossrail Art Programme

Darren Almond, Horizon Line (Bond Street Tube Station), (detail), 2020, Photo: Crossrail, 2022, © Darren Almond
Darren Almond, Horizon Line (Bond Street Tube Station), (detail), 2020, Photo: Crossrail, 2022, © Darren Almond

TURSIC & MILLE

Strange Days (Artist Edition)

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A new artist edition by Tursic & Mille, Strange Days, is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website. This illustrated calendar, with two pop-out cardboard sculptures, has been published on the occasion of the artists’ exhibition Strange Days at Galerie Max Hetzler, London, June – August 2021.

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DARREN ALMOND

Inflection Point 2022, inaugurated at Hetzler Marfa (permanent installation)

Installation view: Hetzler Marfa, Marfa, Texas, 2022, photo: def image
Installation view: Hetzler Marfa, Marfa, Texas, 2022, photo: def image

HETZLER MARFA is pleased to present Inflection Point, 2022, a new work by Darren Almond, created as a site-specific, permanent installation for the new exhibition space.

British artist Darren Almond works in a variety of media including photography, film, installation, sculpture and painting. His diverse subjects deal with abstract ideas of time, space, history and memory and how these concepts relate and intersect. He examines the symbolic and emotional potential of objects, places and situations to produce works that have historical as well as personal resonance.

In his sculptural work, Almond often materialises notions of time or place as both real and imagined constructions. With this permanent and site-specific installation, the artist deals in both of these notions. In mathematics, a point of inflection is a point on a curve where the sign of the curvature changes. Linguistically, the inflection point is a turning point, or even a milestone. Almond’s Inflection Point, 2022, marks a specific place within the vast openness of the Texan landscape. The steel work fits into its location and almost blends with the background colours of the grasslands. The doubling of the words along the top, which are repeated in an inversion of themselves, looks like the shadow play of the bright Texan sun. As a gate, it is open to both sides, with the sentence ‘SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS’ readable both on arrival and on leaving the site of the exhibition space.

HETZLER MARFA is a new exhibition space opening on 26 May 2022. The programme features an annual exhibition alongside artist residencies. The space is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm, and by appointment. It will be closed in August and will reopen in September 2022.

Darren Almond (*1971, Wigan, United Kingdom) lives and works in London. In 2005, he was nominated for the Turner Prize, and in 1996 he was awarded the Art & Innovation Prize by the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Almond’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at international institutions including Jesus College, Cambridge (2019); Villa Pignatelli-Casa della Fotografia, Naples (2018); Mudam, Luxembourg (2017); Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homberg (2016); SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo (2016); Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2015); Domaine de Chaumont-sur- Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire (2012); Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2011); and FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen (2011), among others. Almond’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand; FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen; Kramlich Collection, San Francisco; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; and Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane, among others.

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Installation view: Hetzler Marfa, Marfa, Texas, 2022, photo: def image
Installation view: Hetzler Marfa, Marfa, Texas, 2022, photo: def image

JEREMY DEMESTER

L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021 inaugurated at Maison Hennessy’s new Atelier de Tonnellerie in Cognac

Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, installation view: Atelier de Tonnellerie Hennessy, Cognac, 2022, photo: Gotz Göppert, © Jeremy Demester
Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, installation view: Atelier de Tonnellerie Hennessy, Cognac, 2022, photo: Gotz Göppert, © Jeremy Demester

We are pleased to announce that a magnificent “Altarpiece” by Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, has been inaugurated at the Maison Hennessy’s barrel-making workshop, the Atelier de Tonnelleire, at its historic home in Cognac.

Translating to “The Shadow of the Hours, The Altarpiece of Time”, Demester’s monumental artwork was specially commissioned for the space. The piece is above all the fruit of an encounter between artist and artisans around all that unites them - handmade craftsmanship, the mystery of materials and the changes imparted by time. A video documenting the making of this work can be viewed on Hennessy’s YouTube channel.

Maison Hennesy

Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, installation view: Atelier de Tonnellerie Hennessy, Cognac, 2022, photo: Gotz Göppert, © Jeremy Demester
Jeremy Demester, L’ombre des heures, Le retable du temps, 2021, installation view: Atelier de Tonnellerie Hennessy, Cognac, 2022, photo: Gotz Göppert, © Jeremy Demester

GIULIA ANDREANI

nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022

Giulia Andreani, photo: Holger Niehaus
Giulia Andreani, photo: Holger Niehaus

We are delighted to announce that Giulia Andreani has been nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022, along with Iván Argote, Philippe Decrauzat and Mimosa Echard. Named after the influential artist Marcel Duchamp, this annual award distinguishes the most significant and pioneering young artists of the French art scene. The winner will be announced on 17 October 2022. A selection of works by nominated artists will be presented in a group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, opening 4 October 2022.

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Giulia Andreani, photo: Holger Niehaus
Giulia Andreani, photo: Holger Niehaus

ALBERT OEHLEN

The Painter, a film by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker

© 2020 by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker
© 2020 by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker

Under the direction of Oliver Hirschbiegel, actor Ben Becker on screen impersonates the contemporary painter Albert Oehlen and re-creates a painting that Oehlen himself and in parallel is creating step by step in the background, with the actor improvising the process in front of the camera. The finished on-screen painting is an original “Oehlen” on which the artist himself never laid hands. The off screen blueprint painting was destroyed after principal shooting had finished.

Originally planned to be a performative statement the projects developed into a fully fledged feature film of 92 minutes, crossing formal boundaries and questioning the meaning of the creative process and the struggle for authenticity on various levels.

The Painter follows the artist / actor as he is struggling and suffering along this process with us watching in joyful despair and what might happen next until the white canvas has turned into a finished painting.

The outcome is a one-man rollercoaster that appears to be a documentary but in fact is a staged and guided improvisation with the “real” process happening behind the camera. The Painter is a constant flow of the artist’s journey with elements of farce and comedy topped with emotional moments of truth...in front of and behind the camera and leaving it up to us to decide what is real and/or authentic.

Watch the trailer here.


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© 2020 by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker
© 2020 by Albert Oehlen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker