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Ulrich Riedel | (Up)rooted | Solo Exhibition | Opening in Istanbul

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Ulrich Riedel will show wooden art pieces and installations in his first solo exhibition in Istanbul. "(Up)rooted" will open on Thursday, June 12 and be shown until July 26 2014 at BAP// Istanbul.

BERLINARTPROJECTS is pleased to announce Ulrich Riedel's first solo exhibition in Istanbul. His delicate wall reliefs create perspectives and depth, at the same time being symmetrical and contradicting the illusion of space. Therefore this series is called: "Zusammenfall der Gegensätze" (collision of contradictions).
His work "Me-We" deals with the conflict between individual and community. In his recently published interview in "Trendsetter Instanbul" he explains it as follows:

"The individual personality is formed by diverging from the rest, "the others". "The others", however, are all kinds of different individuals. Two sides of the same medal, so to say. To be more precise a human individual constantly switches between personal identity and different social roles. The awareness of this is translated into a variety of works of art."
(Ulrich Riedel, Trendsetter Istanbul, 05/2014)

His works can play tricks with one's mind and expectations and make one think. Dr. Heinz Stahlhut commented on his "attitude of refusal regarding the audience's desire for personal expression authentic testimony":

"[This] places Riedel in the tradition of concrete and minimal art, which also eludes these demands. Besides the use of quasi-industrial means of production, Riedel's art also shares minimal and concrete art's reduction of personal handwriting, modular desing and seriality. The work also shares the same clear, rational and direct system of rules as a basis, which sets it apart from the intuitive design of expressive tendencies. The purpose of this regulatory system was and is an eminent pedagogical impetus." (Dr. Heinz Stahlhut)

Ulrich Riedel, born 1979 in Berlin (Germany), where he lives and works. He studied philosophy and art history at Humboldt University in Berlin (2001-2002) as well as fine arts (2002-2007) at Berlin University of Arts (UdK) in the master student class of Tony Cragg and Florian Slotowa. In 2006 he went to Sydney College of Fine Arts, Australia, as a Socrates Fellow. He received various stipends and spent several semesters abroad. Recent exhibitions were shown at the Riciclarti CANTIERE ARTE AMBIENTAL (RicCAA) in Padua, Italy, Kunstverein and Museum Kulturspeicher Würzburg (solo exhibition), Kunstverein Trier, Motorenhalle Dresden as well as Kunstverein Paderborn (solo exhibition), all of them in Germany. At art figura at Schloss Schwarzenberg he in 2013 received the art prize award "5. Kunstpreis".

Opening times: Tue – Fri 11 am – 7 pm
BAP// Istanbul | Lüleki Hendek Cad.20 | 34440 Istanbul-Tophane | Turkey
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