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“Representing a scene of a past moment, is the principal thought in the works of the Dutch artist Witte Wartena in his series »Attending«. Exhibition is captured as a situation. The focus of the works are people and events, which can be identified by the work titles and the name register. Witte Wartena's works invites you to reflect on exhibitions. When was a room designed and for whom? Which people are in the space, who uses it? What distinguishes an exhibition venue and the staging of it?
The catalog shows a section of the Berlin gallery and art scene. 47 weeks of exhibitions in 47 drawings from the exhibition openings.”
Delicate and detailed watercoloured drawings of people at art exhibitions; we see people chatting with one another in small groups, drinking beers or looking at the works on display in the various exhibition settings; the way people interact with one another and with their surroundings is strikingly realistic, with a reflective text about the notion of presence by Ulrike Oppelt, text in English and German, soft cover, 15 x 21 cm, 60 pages, Berlin 2019