PAUL BARNETT NICOLE HEINZEL IVAN LACAZE MICHELLE LLOYD KARLA MARCHESI ENDA O’DONOGHUE CAMERON RUDD ALEX TENNIGKEIT
4 -12 October 2014
Opening: Friday 3 October 2014, 7pm
later Aftershowparty Amiga Club
“Triptych” stems from the Greek “triptykhos” meaning three (tri) and fold/layer (ptykhos). Used as a writing tablet of three hinged parts in Antiquity, the triptych evolved from the Middle Ages to the Baroque into one of the most splendid features of Christian art, the altarpiece.
The fascination with the triptych may be linked to the number three, itself a significant symbol in civilization for millennia. The Greeks admired its mathematical properties and close association with pi and the triangle. In Eastern and Western philosophy the triad represents the mind, body and spirit, evident in the pagan triskel or the Christian Trinity.
No longer bound to a religious narrative the contemporary triptych is openly interpreted as a tripartite compositional form, found in musical and literary works as well as in painting, sculpture, video and photography. In this format-based show, eight international Berlin-based painters present their translation of triptych.
Opening times: Sa. + So: 14 - 17:00 and by appointment: +49 172 746 7225