Always There

Haluk Akakçe, André Butzer, Günther Förg, Mark Grotjahn, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Anselm Reyle, Kay Rosen, Kelley Walker, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2008
With a text by Gudrun Inboden

“Grey withholds all colours from the eye, because, as Goethe noted, their specific qualities mutually cancel each other out, in grey, which concomitantly contains them all, as Paul Klee knew. Grey, being what Odilon Redon termed ‘the quintessence of colour’, is the potential colour par excellence. A colour not of borderlines or contrasts like black and white or the colours of the spectrums, but rather the colour of the mean and in-between, grey is not least the potential colour of all figuration. Its position in the ‘centre of the whole between the dimensions’, as Klee put it, owes to the ‘dynamis’ of displacement and gradual transition, in both spatial and temporal terms. Because grey, per se, does not exist. It emerges – as a result of the reciprocal cancelling out of the colours of which it consists.”

G. Inboden, ‘Grey and the Aura: Painting in a state of disappearance’, in Always There, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2008, pp. 47-48

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Text: Gudrun Inboden
Publication date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 31,4 x 30 x 1,2 cm
Pages: 55

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Frank Nitsche

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Albert Oehlen

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Michael Raedecker

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Christopher Wool

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