Solo Exhibition

10.2. – 7.5.2023

Center for Contemporary Art, Ground floor


Opening: Thursday 9.2.2023, 7 p.m.
Welcome: Frank Bewig, District City Councillor
Introduction: Ralf F. Hartmann, Head of the Cultural Office


In the context of a first comprehensive Berlin solo exhibition, the artist known for her Margareta Hesse (* 1956 in Duderstadt), known for her light/laser installations, will show a wide range of her artistic works from the past 30 years. They range from objects, large-scale installations and wax paintings from the 1990s to paintings on semi-transparent polyester from the 2000s to current light experiments and expansive laser installations. The center of the exhibition is formed by the monumental work groups of “Tubes,” which are untreated wooden tubes combined with shells of black-leather painted canvas and define the spaces both as strict formations and loose settings. Contrasting with this are the large-scale wall works of “Translucids,” in which the artist works with overlapping semi-transparent and opaque surfaces under which modular structures become discernible. In these painterly works on two semi-transparent polyester plates each, partly covered with silicone, shellac, photography and plastic tubes, strict seriality, rapport and an obstinate red dominate. Constitutive is the tension between light, color and visibility, from which pictorial spaces of great suggestive power emerge. Starting from the circular form, which as a key figure runs through almost the entire concrete-constructive oeuvre of Margareta Hesse, more recent picture series and steel objects expand the broad spectrum of the exhibition.


With the kind support of the district development funds of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst // Alte Kaserne

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