in the blink of an eye
4th November – 23th December 2022
CARETTO & OCCHINEGRO
BECK & EGGELING | DÜSSELDORF
Caretto & Occhinegro is pleased to take part with three paintings to the group exhibition organized by Beck & Eggeling
BECK & EGGELING will be showing the group exhibition »in the blink of an eye«
from 4th November until 23th December 2022 at Bilker Straße 4-6 in Düsseldorf.
The opening will take place as part of this year’s Carlstadt gallery weekend.
In this exhibition, the focus is on the immediate connection between the work of art and the beholder. This immediacy, which of course always exists, is particularly evident in the selection of exclusively figurative works, and in the narrower sense portraits, whose sitters direct their gaze at the viewer. In selecting the works themselves, visitors can explore how painters, sculptors or photographers let their motifs, the sitters, look at the observers. Inquiring, questioning, apathetic, frightened, despairing, absent: all these emotions are directed at the visitors of this exhibition.
The exhibition brings together works from different styles and periods, from the Renaissance to the present, Expressionism to Photorealism and also shows art objects from non-European art. In addition to exploring the immediacy of emotional expression and how it can be experienced, it also explores, on a formal level, the techniques artists have used throughout art history to approach the question of creating emotion and expression.
In the blink of an eye“ refers to the German word ‘Augenblick’, which is of double meaning. This brings another philosophical level to the presentation, which on the one hand refers to the change of view, but also describes the temporal dimension of a very short moment. In philosophy, Søren Kierkegaard in particular dealt extensively with the concept of the moment. For him, the moment unites the opposition of time and eternity. As an abstract moment, it encompasses eternity and nothingness at the same time and cancels out past, present and future in itself. The moment is thus removed from the “empirical course of life”.
There is probably no genre within art other than that of the portrait in which the emotional and sensual experience of this moment, which is in itself intangible, could be better expressed.