Contemporary drawing in Berlin


Group Exhibition

7.5. – 21.8.2022

Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Gallery Upper floor


/ Sonja Alhäuser / Anke Becker / Matthias Beckmann / Laura Bruce / Claudia Busching / DAG / Jorn Ebner / Myriam El Haïk
/ Kati Gausmann / Bjørn Hegardt / Hanna Hennenkemper
/ Timo Herbst / Peter Hock / Birgit Hölmer / Hannes Kater
/ Mark Lammert / Pia Linz / Petra Lottje / Leon Manoloudakis
/ Nanne Meyer / Ulrike Mohr / Tomoko Mori / Alex Müller
/ Bettina Munk / Kazuki Nakahara / Manfred Peckl / Christian Pilz
/ Katja Pudor / Bodo Rott / Fiene Scharp / Christian Schellenberger / Nadja Schöllhammer / Michael Schultze / Heidi Sill / Malte Spohr
/ Beate Terfloth / Peter Torp / Nicole Wendel / Majla Zeneli
/ Julia Ziegler / Anonyme Zeichner/Anke Becker
/ Fukt Magazine/Bjørn Hegardt / Lines Fiction/Bettina Munk
/ paperfile/oqbo / Towards Sound/Fleeting Archive/Ruth Wiesenfeld


The exhibition “Über die Zeichnung hinaus” shows the abundance of current drawing positions in Berlin: exuberant pictorial narrative and strict reduction, figuration and abstraction, documentation and site inspection, illusion and its suspension, the microscopic and the generous, drawing as performance, in books, in space or in animation film. Whether on paper or in combination with other media, drawing goes beyond itself and crosses borders.

The Berlin drawing scene also includes project spaces, magazines, networks and websites that deal with drawing and its expansion. Exemplarily, some of these projects present themselves in the exhibition.


Curated by Matthias Beckmann and Katja Pudor



With the kind support of the district development funds of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Die Tuschezeichnung zeigt im Zentrum eine Fläche, die durch eng nebeneinander ausgeführte schwarze Striche dargestellt wird. im oberen Bildfeld laufen zart ausgeführte Farbfläche in orange, rot lila bis grau und grün aus.
Fig.: Laura Bruce: Looking at Clouds, 2021, ink on paper © Laura Bruce

In June 2022 the bilingual catalog of the exhibition “Beyond Drawing – Contemporary Drawing in Berlin” will be published with texts by Matthias Beckmann and Dorothée Bauerle-Willert as well as statements by the artists. The catalog has an edition of 500 copies and is available from 9.6.2022 in the museum shop as well as in the ZAK – Center for Contemporary Art for 12,00 €.

Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst // Alte Kaserne

© Franz Thöricht