Leonor Fini, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Birgit Jürgenssen, Dora Maar, Meret Oppenheim, Kiki Smith, Dorothea Tanning, Toyen, Rosemarie Trockel & Irène Zurkinden

Die Geheimnisse des Seins | The Secrets of Existence

Jan 14th – Feb 11th, 2023

Installation view © Marcus Schneider

Installation view © Marcus Schneider

Location : LEVY Berlin, Alt-Moabit 110, 10559 Berlin


The group exhibition The Secrets of Existence pays homage to the artistic congeniality of the artists Leonor Fini, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Birgit Jürgenssen, Dora Maar, Meret Oppenheim, Kiki Smith, Dorothea Tanning, Marie Čermínová Toyen, Rosemarie Trockel & Irène Zurkinden. In their work, these artists balance a rational view of life with a perception of our world that is also deeply aware of the power of the transcendent, subconscious and emotional spheres. In addressing the essential questions of being, the selected works approach our interconnectedness with nature and the cosmos, where our intuitive and animalistic primal forces are rooted. The works unfold their magic and aura in their very ephemeral, vulnerable and metamorphic essence, exploring the fundamental forces of our world. Enigmatically, they uncover the (in)finity of our existence from the innermost structures of the earth up to the spiritual realm of the cosmos. The intimate juxtaposition of approximately 50 works–predominantly works on paper, photographic works, and objects–opens new horizons to reflect on conceptual, aesthetic and formal affinities and to engage in a sensitive, poetic and subversive artistic dialogue. The exhibition comprises four thematic areas, which can be understood as interwoven associative spaces: I Ephemeral Phanomena, II The Vulnerability of Existence, III The Principle of Metamorphosis and IV Cosmic Entanglement. These are the “secrets of existence” that the artists urge to unfold in the selected works enabling us to holistically understand our human nature.


Visit the exhibition online here: https://www.artland.com/exhibitions/the-secrets-of-existence