The group exhibition “Finite Turn” does not concentrate on a particular theme, rather it looks at the themes that arise from artistic works themselves. The exhibition aims at expanding the perspectives for new content-related interplays within the program of Galerie Jahn itself. The title describes a new approach to the gallery's exhibition program and at the same time makes clear that these ideas themselves, in fundamental terms, are never set in stone and are always underpinned by a process of change.
The artists in this exhibition represent promising new positions and are drawn together from largely international backgrounds. Pauline Beaudemont´s animated video piece “Melting Lingotto” warps Lingotto, the well-known Fiat plant in Turin, and shifts it in a fluid state. Deviating from the large-format typo-painting for which he is known, Lars Breuer shifts his work for the show to small-format, embossed and lacquered aluminum panels. Martin Groß makes woodcuts on paper that are reminiscent of static interference or noisy city maps. Julius Heinemann‘s works are concerned with the fundamental themes of light, space and time and their respective relationships to one another: themes that should be an ever present in the public consciousness, though seldom are. The work of artist duo Janine Eggert and Philipp Ricklefs investigates the nature of the technical sublime, while Elisabeth Wieser explores the everyday and the Kafkaesque fevered dreams that are contained within it. Stefan Vogel, who will have a solo-show at Galerie Jahn next year, manages, time and again, to bring apparent opposites together in his pictures. Through his sculptures, Alexi Tsioris creates expansive drawings, while Benjamin Zuber examines, with a degree of humor, the fundamental problem of breaking our belief in things that are important to us.
“Finite Turn” brings a combination of works together that differ greatly from one another in their respective mediums. Yet all relate in some way to the focal point of the gallery, which is painting. Of significance is that they all depart from that medium, taking the historical and contemporary questions derived from painting and transferring them into their own respective language of form.