Based on the motto "Small but OHO!!", GALERIE SUPPER presents a group show with our favourite small format pieces. Selected positions from the program of the gallery will be put into dialogue with renowned guest artists like Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff and Gotthard Graubner.
Since the 16th century, objects and relics, which appeared to be especially delicate or dainty have been referred to as "Kleinod" in Germany, which basically means gem. The term contains the word "klein", meaning small. These precious objects descretely represented the rank of the person wearing it. Therefore, they served as a way of modest demonstration of one's own wealth.
The special value of the small becomes increasingly obvious today: the more compact micro chips and connecting pieces, the more efficient are the machines which shape our everyday life. But not only on a technical scale is small the new big. Also on a personal level we often connect more easily to the small things around us. Not least for this reason, the small format became important in art history. The spatial distance, which is oftenly demanded by big format works, here transforms into an aspiration for proximity. By means of a combination of young, emerging positions and renowned masters, OHO!! presents a wide range of artistic approaches to the special challenges posed by spatial borders.
Christian Awe, Ellen DeElaine, Joerg Eyfferth, Tino Geiss, Rayk Goetze, Gotthard Graubner, KEHL, Christian Herzig, Candida Höfer, Andreas Lau, Mike MacKeldey, Katharina Meister, Thomas Ruff, Roland Schauls, Dag Seemann, Monika Thiele, Ellen von Unwerth, Patricia Waller, Andreas Wachter.