The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!

Group Exhibition

»Bill Jacobson and Giorgio Morandi:
Photographs and Drawings«

This spring season and during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2018 Robert Morat Galerie is thrilled to be able to show photographs from the Place (Series) by American artist Bill Jacobson and drawings by Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.

Place (Series) is Bill Jacobson’s latest body of work, for which he won a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. The American artist describes the images as “the result of inserting rectangles of various sizes and surfaces within both constructed and natural settings.” As opposed to the out-of-focus work for which Jacobson initially became known in the 1990ies, these photographs speak to the perceptual interactions with the physical world that surrounds us, in some cases strongly referencing the famous still life studies by Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.

Spanning a career of over 40 years, Bill Jacobson’s work is represented in important private and public collections internationally aswell, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London among many others. Jacobson has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (2012), the Aaron Siskind Foundation (1995), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1994). Since 2007 he has taught in the Bard/ICP MFA program based in New York. Place (Series) is his fourth monograph, published by Radius Books. Born 1955 in Norwich, Connecticut, Jacobson now lives and works in New York.

Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964, is considered one of the key figures of 20th century painting and a pioneer of abstraction. For his contemplative still lifes, he used simple bottles, cups, bowls and vessels that he kept rearranging. In Morandi’s late work, the objects were reduced to ever simpler geometrical forms. In his extensive graphic work Giorgio Morandi devoted himself mainly to the still life aswell and achieved a high degree of intensive effect with economical means, especially in his drawings. Already during his lifetime, Morandi received great recognition. At the first “documenta” in Kassel in 1955, eleven of his paintings were shown in a separate cabinet. Today, Morandi’s paintings, watercolors, drawings and etchings can be found in the most important collections all over the world. The drawings shown in this exhibition (including the last drawing from 1963) are on loan from the collection of the Morat Institute for Art and Art Science in Freiburg i.Br.

[rhc_venue_image]

March 17 — May 5, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 7 pm

[btn_ical_feed]

Linienstraße 107, 10115 Berlin
[Mitte | Mitte]

Opening hours: Tue – Sat 12 – 6 pm

Admission free

Upcoming show

Intermission: Jessica Backhaus »A Trilogy«

May 10 — 20, 2018
Artist Reception / Book Signing: Saturday, May 12, 3 pm

Upcoming show

Andrew Phelps & Paul Kranzler »The Drake Equation«

May 26 — July 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 25, 7 pm

Current photography exhibitions/events recommended in…
Berlin | Mitte

PiB’s current print issue
PiB Guide Nº32
SEP/OCT 2020

#pibguide

Discover great photography exhibitions/events in Berlin in PiB’s bi-monthly print issue, the PiB Guide! The PiB Guide Nº32 SEP/OCT is available as a booklet, A6 format · 56 pages · English & German · worldwide shipping.

Order your copy
Become a part of PiB’s next print issue!
Present your photography exhibition (or event, photobook, magazine, etc.) to PiB’s international audience of photography enthusiasts!
The print deadline for the PiB Guide Nº33 NOV/DEC 2020 is Oct 17th.
For additional infos please refer to PiB’s media kit, and feel free to get in touch for the current advertisement rates.
Note: PiB Online-Features are possible anytime – the print deadline does not apply for those.

PiB’s E-Newsletter

Sign up for PiB’s free Email-Newsletter and stay up-to-date in Berlin’s photography scene! Assembled with love once a week in English & German for an international audience of photography enthusiasts, collectors, curators and journalists.

Newsletter Sign-up
PiB's Weekly E-Newsletter
PiB's Weekly E-Newsletter

You & PiB

Reach a dedicated audience of art & photography enthusiasts in Berlin & beyond – by presenting your exhibition/event or institution/product/service with PiB!

Read more
#Tags for this article:
Search