On the occasion of the Berlin Charlottenwalk, Gallery Michael Janssen cordially invites you to visit their new space in Charlottenburg with the solo exhibition of Margret Eicher "The Neo Baroque Furor Show“ (in presence of the artist).
Saturday, June 19 2021, 12 am to 6 pm
Galerie Michael Janssen
Margret Eicher’s first solo exhibition with Michael Janssen comes on the heels of her duo-solo exhibition “Lob der Malkunst” that was presented at Haus am Lützowplatz in Berlin this winter and Museum Villa Stuck in Munich last fall. The presentation at Galerie Michael Janssen extends the artists’ examination of the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction that Eicher explores through tapestry. Her woven works and digital collages glance back towards iconographic historical forms ushered in the 17th century and comments on the splendor and misery of our neo-baroque epoch.
Titled “The Neo Baroque Furor Show,” the exhibition presents a series of works from Eicher’s extensive oeuvre that together push the limits of representation of our content-addicted present. Meditating on the political function of images, namely tapestries created in the 16th and 17th centuries, Eicher’s works capture the down-sampling, uploading, and faux glamor made possible by the digital. In the absence of a court, Eicher examines personas and celebrities that emerge as icons from cinema and the music industry that have since taken root within our collective unconscious. Eicher’s large scale, multi-color or black and white tapestries, are created digitally and, rather than hand woven, have been printed in an industrial manner befitting a token or an item from a gift shop. Eicher, thus, also comments through the materiality on the nature of commodities and their means of production.