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Kristina Girke is a German artist, living in Berlin and Vancouver.
In her art she is dealing with an artistic form of the "Palimpsest". The term "Palimpsest" is used to describe a parchment, a manuscript or palimpsest or in the case of the artist Kristina Girke a canvas that through scraping and washing imbues a new meaning.
Coming and going find a synergy. On large format canvases every layer is even more apparent. Selective removal of the surface, experienced and forgotten time periods are then carefully revealed. Here the artist takes on the methodology of an archaeologist. Thus events, occurrences from our collective memory reappear as metaphors in Kristina Girke's work. These are metaphors for the passing time. The final layer of paint is a brilliant, color spectrum, that flows through the present, It is vibrant and in motion.
This video pretends to be an artistic interpretation of the artist's work - rather than a pure documentation. A genuine documentation is in progress and will be added soon.
Exhibition Dates: will take place in 2020
at The Gallery@Cove Commons, BOWEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL
Gallery at Cove Commons
430 Trunk Road
Bowen Island, BC
Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2018 until January 19, 2019
A Cooperation of Philipps-University Marburg, Institut für Kirchbau & Kunst with
GALLERY MICHAEL W. SCHMALFUSS, Marburg - Berlin
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm
6 pm - Start at the University Church with an introduction by Prof. Thomas Erne and the Artists Performance "Palimpsest".
Around 7 pm a procession leads through the old town center to Gallery Schmalfuss for the inauguration of the exhibition.
(1) Philipps-University, Institute for Church Building and Contemporary
Lahntor 3 (An der Alten Universität)
35032 Marburg, Germany
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm, Friday 9am - 1pm
(2) GALERIE MICHAEL W. SCHMALFUSS
35037 Marburg, Germany
Opening Hours: Thursday+Friday 10:30am - 1pm & 3pm - 6:30pm, Saturday 10:30am - 4pm
A catalogue (German/English) will be published for the exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: February 11, 2017 until March 11, 2017
D - 65183 Wiesbaden
Vernissage: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6 pm
Installation View: Exhibition Anderwelten Galerie Rother-Winter / Solo-Exhibition - Kristina Girke, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2017
Exhibition Dates: February 16 - 19, 2017
Halle 2, C 05
D - 76287 Rheinstetten
Preview and Vernissage: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 3 - 9 pm
Installation View: ART FAIR Karlsruhe 2017, One-Artist-Show - Kristina Girke, Karlsruhe, Germany
Exhibition Dates: September 22, 2016 until February 26, 2017
Stiftung St. Matthäus
St. Matthäuskirche am Kulturforum Berlin
D - 10785 Berlin
Vernissage: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8 pm
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Thomas Erne, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Music: Ni Fan, Percussion
Artist Talk: Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 7 pm
Christhard-Georg Neubert / Director of the Art Foundation / in an Interview with Kristina Girke
Exhibition Dates: November 5, 2016 until February 12, 2017
Galerie Wild zu Gast im St. Johann
D - 78462 Konstanz
Vernissage: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6 pm
Introduction: Eric Thiel & Eva Maria Wild
Group Exhibition with Kristina Girke (DE) - André Becchio (CH) - Johann Büsen (DE) - Michael Jastram (DE) - Marlene Tseng Yu (USA) - u.a.
Exhibition Dates: February 27, 2016 until March, 26, 2016
Kunstverein Trier, Junge Kunst
D - 54290 Trier
Vernissage: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8.30 pm
Introduction: Markus Bydolek
The exhibition is a project of Art Society Trier:
Exhibition Dates: October 28, 2015 until February, 05, 2016
Evangelisches Zentrum Berlin, Bischofsetage
D - 10249 Berlin
Vernissage: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1pm
Introduction: Walter Martin Rehahn, Halle/S.
The exhibition is a project of Kulturstiftung St. Matthäus:
Exhibition Dates: June 20 until September 20, 2015
Schloss Molsdorf / Molsdorf Palace
D - 99094 Erfurt Thuringia
Vernissage: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7pm
Group Exhibition with Kristina Girke (DE) - Sonja Alhäuser (DE) - Peter Callesen (DK) - Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller (CAN) - Olga Shernysheva (RUS) - Christiane Haase (DE) - Volkert de Jong (NL) - Ilmgold (DE) - Wiebke Meurer (CH) - Jens Risch (DE) - Nasan Tur (DE) - Sarah Westphal (DE & BE)
Exhibition Dates: February 23 until February 26, 2015
A - 1060 - Wien
Auction Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7pm
Exhibition Dates: from November 28, 2014 until January 11, 2015
59494 - Soest, Germany
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 30, 2014 at 5pm
Exhibition Dates: July 12 until October 26, 2014
Stiftung Kloster Ilsenburg
38871 - Ilsenburg, Germany
Museum opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4pm
You are invited to the Artist Talk of the current exhibition "Kristina Girke - TAXUS ROSEN", moderated by Rainer Schulze, Wernigerode.
There is published a catalogue with an essay by Maik Schlüter.
Exhibition Dates: March 15 until April 13, 2014
Kunstgebäude im Schlosshof Bodenburg
Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V.
31162 - Bodenburg, Germany
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 5pm
Group Exhibition with Kristina Girke (DE) - Christian Ludwig Attersee (A) - Bernhard Blume (DE) - Gianfredo Camesi (CH) - Tony Cragg (DE) - Hans-Jürgen Diehl (DE) - Martin Disler (CH) - Rainer Fetting (DE) - Alfonso Hüppi (DE) - Nanne Meyer (DE) - Yves Netzhammer (CH) - Danica Phelps (USA) - Deborah Sengl (A) - Wolf Vostell (DE) et al.
Exhibition Dates: Nov 10 until Dec 01, 2013
Schloss Salder, Museumsstraße 34
38229 - Salzgitter, Germany
Museum opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11am
There is published a catalogue with an essay by Peter Funken, Berlin.
Exhibition Dates: Nov 21 until Feb 12, 2014
Galerie Wild Zürich
CH 8005 - Zürich, Switzerland
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7pm