Preview 9. October until 8. January 23

Wilhelm Klotzek. Palais-Palais!

  • Date Sunday 4. December 2022, 12:00 h

    Guided tour with curator Imke Kannegießer

  • Date Wednesday 26. October 2022, 18:00 h

    Guided tour with curator Imke Kannegießer

  • Date Saturday 8. October 2022, 17:00 h

    Opening Wilhelm Klotzek. Palais-Palais!

    Welcome adress: Dr. Aline Lukaszewitz, Chairwoman
    Introductory speech: Imke Kannegießer, Artistic Director

The works of Wilhelm Klotzek (b. 1980 in East Berlin) bear witness to everyday cultural phenomena of (mis)understanding or comment on political events from the post-reunification period to the current era. To do so, the artist uses a wide range of artistic forms of expression, from sculpture and installation to cinematic techniques. The starting point of the exhibition Palais-Palais! are Klotzek’s own photographs of Berlin in the 1990s, shortly before it became the reunified country’s capital. Today, the young artist’s intuitive search for motifs reads like a photographic archive of a city in transition and characterised by absolute authenticity: unpainted plaster walls, decaying facades, pulled-down iron shutters, neon signs and graffiti.

  • Photography from the archive Wilhelm Klotzek, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek, © the artist.

    Photography from the archive Wilhelm Klotzek, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek, © the artist.

  • Photography from the archive Wilhelm Klotzek, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek, © the artist.

    Photography from the archive Wilhelm Klotzek, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek, © the artist.

While Klotzek’s work, which is heavily influenced by architecture and language, offers an unadorned documentation of history and today’s (value) society, it always emphasises the artist’s individual perception and own identity.

  • Wilhelm Klotzek, Hintertreffen 2, 2019, steel panel, glass, varnish, concrete paving stones, 264 × 177 × 75.5 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

    Wilhelm Klotzek, Hintertreffen 2, 2019, steel panel, glass, varnish, concrete paving stones, 264 × 177 × 75.5 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

  • Wilhelm Klotzek, Imbiss 2, 2018, steel panel, 251 × 148 × 40 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

    Wilhelm Klotzek, Imbiss 2, 2018, steel panel, 251 × 148 × 40 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

  • Wilhelm Klotzek, Imbiss 1, 2018, steel panel, glass, paper, 230 × 49 × 34 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

    Wilhelm Klotzek, Imbiss 1, 2018, steel panel, glass, paper, 230 × 49 × 34 cm, Courtesy Wilhelm Klotzek and Klosterfelde Edition. Photo: dotgain.info, © the artist.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

Kunstverein Reutlingen
Kunstverein Reutlingen
Kunstverein Reutlingen
Kunstverein Reutlingen
Kunstverein Reutlingen