Upcoming Exhibitions

territory – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Mire Lee, Liu Yujia, Gala Porras-Kim, Tan Jing, Zhang Ruyi
April 27–June 29, 2024
Public Reception: April 26, 6–9pm

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2024, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present territory, a group show of works by Mire Lee, Liu Yujia, Gala Porras-Kim, Tan Jing, and Zhang Ruyi, curated by Shi-ne Oh. It will be Sprüth Magers’ first group exhibition focusing exclusively on female Asian artists. The title, territory, naturally associated with aggressive political policies and behaviours, questions the vast definitions of borders and boundaries and how they both limit and liberate our transgressive desires on physical as well as psychological terrain.

The five artists will transform all of the gallery’s spaces, premiering works that examine the bounds of the body, disgust and morality, and the restraints of language, history and memory. Diverse in media and approach, the artworks on view employ unpredictable materials to engage and challenge viewers’ senses.

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Gretchen Bender – The Perversion of the Visual – Los Angeles
John Baldessari – Ahmedabad 1992 – London
David Ostrowski – Parliament – New York
Jenny Holzer – Paper Works – New York
Oliver Bak – Berlin

Oliver Bak
September 2024

The mystical scenes of painter Oliver Bak unite the spirits of the past and future. He constructs enigmatic narratives by conflating different fragments of reality – from fiction and the real, history and the present, mythology and life, to the tangible and the subconscious. Bak’s pictorial worlds are propelled by constant synthesis and anchored in a deep understanding of the medium’s history. His mottled brushwork and magnetic use of color allow plants to sprout on the surface of his canvases and empyrean figures to emerge from leafy areas and flecks of light, breaking down spatial categories. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present both Bak’s first exhibition at the Berlin gallery and the Danish artist’s first exhibition in Germany.