L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire…
WENTRUP & WNTRP, Berlin, Germany
01.07.2017 – 05.08.2017
L’Été plus vaste que l’Empire …
Björn Braun, Mary Heimann, Friedrich Kunath, John McAllister, Günther Förg, Gregor Hildebrandt, Florian Meisenberg, Oliver Osborne, David Renggli, Daniel Richter, Kathleen Ryan, Wilhelm Sasnal, Timm Ulrichs, He Xiangyu
WNTRP Opening reception: Friday, 30 June 2017, 6 – 8 pm
WENTRUP Opening reception: Friday, 30 June 2017, 6 – 11 pm (summer party)
Exhibition: 01 July – 05 August 2017
“The Summer vaster than the Empire hangs over the tables of space several terraces of climate. The earth huge on its area rolls over-flowing its pale embers under the ashes—Sulphur colour, honey colour, colour of immortal things, the whole grassy earth taking light from the straw of last winter—and from the green sponge of a lonely tree the sky draws its violet juices.
A place of stone of quartz! Not a pure grain in the wind’s beard. And light like oil. From the crack of my eye to the level of the hills I join myself, I know the stones gillstained, the swarms of silence in the hives of light; and my heart gives heed to a family of acridians…”
The above passage from Saint-John Perse’s Anabasis provides a lyrical framework for this year’s summer show at WENTRUP and WNTRP. The early volume of Anabasis was written in 1920 in a remote, abandoned Taoist temple near Bejing.