Über das Wissen

Babak Sayahzadeh, Julius Bockelt, Anne König, amongst others
Goldstein Galerie, Frankfurt am Main

Über das Wissen/On Knowledge

Art and knowledge are always related to each other in artistic practice. Thus, for creative people, knowledge always arises from an artistic necessity and describes here a broad field of education, appropriation and experience. With the internet as permanent access to information and know-how, artists have become more autonomous in their intellectual and technical development. Even artists without an academic background, such as Babak Sayazadeh, Julius Bockelt or Julia Krause-Harder in Atelier Goldstein, make use of this form of knowledge acquisition. And with this knowledge, their work and visual language changes.
Craft has a special significance in this context. Without knowledge of the properties and handling of certain materials and tools, artistic processes are hardly possible. On the other hand, a very selective application of knowledge can provide interesting twists in the creation of a work.
It is these aspects of knowledge that the Goldstein Gallery wants to address in the event series Über das Wissen (On Knowledge).

About Knowledge is one of twelve themes with which Goldstein Gallery has been addressing the practices, themes and aspects of artistic work since mid-2020.
Previous themes have been About Collecting, About Travelling, About Connecting, About Playing, About Writing and About Fleeing.


Residence und Presentation
Babak Sayahzadeh
Terra Bites
Residence: 20/4–3/5
Präsentation: 5–14/5, every Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm
Opening: 4/5, 7 pm

Babak Sayahzadeh’s digital works consume infinitesimal memory by today’s standards, but are fed from terrabytes of information from the web, they contain only a few pixels and yet speak volumes.
He works with a rudimentary painting program on the computer, from which silhouetted areas of colour gather into figures, inserted graphics and writing are distorted and compressed again.
The content is composed of global news feeds and their aesthetics, among other things. Processed information in graphics and numbers meets art terms and titles from music and the performing arts.

Sayahzadeh’s intended inventory and mapping of the internet in its totality relevant to him will serve as a motif for the presentation of his work in the Goldstein Gallery.



Look away – Show – Know
How can art generate knowledge?
17/5, 7.30 pm
Moderation: Jakob Hoffmann

Together with documenta participant Nino Bulling, publisher Anne König has retold three episodes in connection with the NSU trial in Munich as a picture story. The result is the publication Bruchlinien. König is the founder of spector books. In several of its books, the Leipzig publisher explores the relationship between art, politics and knowledge. In the Goldstein Gallery, Anne König presents Bruchlinien and talks to Jakob Hoffmann about the publishing programme using selected examples.

Seam and line
Making textile pictures and quilts using sewing machines
Thursday & Friday 4–7 pm
Saturday 2–5 pm

This open workshop is about making textile pictures and quilts using sewing machines, under the guidance of art teachers Michèle Zeuner and Jan Freht Berger.

Works by Julia Krause-Harder will be shown as models. She bases her oeuvre on a comprehensive knowledge of her artistic themes and on her craft background as a seamstress. She alienates techniques and materials, knits dinosaur bones or sews pictures.

Machines and fabrics are available on site, and the resulting works can be taken home. It is also possible to design items of clothing that you have brought with you.

For adults and young people aged 14 and over, participation is free of charge.
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An event in cooperation with the Museum Angewandte Kunst

2/6, 7 pm
Table quiz in guessing teams of four.
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Hand Knowledge Work
Julius Bockelt on craft in art

22/6, 6 pm
at Museum Angewandte Kunst

Atelier Goldstein artist Julius Bockelt has been working on a body of work for many years,
which is increasingly branching out, growing and condensing conceptually through artistic research. Central, however, always remains the very concrete and continuous activity with the hand. This is particularly noticeable in his small-format freehand drawings: their precision is the result of years of practice and technical developments.

An event in cooperation with the Museum Angewandte Kunst