SCOTTY Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst und experimentelle Medien


SUGAR & SPICE 37 x painting

1 April - 6 May 2023

curated by Bettina Weiß
Opening : 31 March 2023, 7 - 10 pm

Yvonne Andreini, Sabine Banovic, Carl Baratta, Darren O´Brian, Niina Lehtonen Braun,
Joanna Buchowska, DAG, Jasmina Danowski, Ulrike Dornis, Franziska Goes, Jesse Farber,
Undine Goldberg, Johanna Hochholzer, Jasmine Justice, Mikko Kallio, Heike Kelter, Frank
Maier, Daniel Mohr, Moritz Neuhoff, Patti Oleon, Justine Otto, Mirka Raito, Hannah Rath,
Gabriele Regiert, Lucas Reiner, Matthias Reinmuth, Kerstin Serz, Max Presneill, Daniela
Trixl, Maik Schierloh, Eva Schwab, Peter Scior, Zuzanna Skiba, Carlos Silva, Anke Völk,
Marco Wachsmuth, Daniel Wiesenfeld

No fear of painting
Painting goes beyond the frame. It holds a power that reaches far beyond the boundaries of
the painting into the world. It is a power that can cause fear, irritation and resistance, and
bring well-being and healing. It is located between departure and tradition, it is colour, sound
and form, which the material becomes and as which we resonate, as painters as well as
viewers. It is formative, agitational, ordering, disturbing, strong.
These inherent powers of painting do not depend on whether it is figurative or abstract,
monochrome or polychrome, whether the paintings were created in our times or 30,000 years
ago as cave paintings. They are energies that emanate from painting and at the same time
dominate painting itself: superpowers. They are journeys in time, capturing the past and
anticipating the future, revealing the invisible. Painting is gift and poison at the same time:
"Sugar and Spice", full of passion, zest and sweetness. A power that is fed, among other
things, by the fact that painting is created out of nothing, obeying an inner mandate, a trust in
the material that rests in the primal trust in its own rules and laws, in its very own gaze.
This passion, which is sharp and sweet in one, seductive and dangerous, which works in and
with painting, is the title of the exhibition "SUGAR and SPICE" in the SCOTTY project
space. The first exhibition in the series curated by Bettina Weiß opens on 31.03.2023 at 7
p.m. and closes on 06.05.23. It shows works by 37 artists whose juxtapositions and
collaborations give rise to frictions, refusals, references and cooperations that, in short, open
up a power space of painting.

SCOTTY, Oranienstrasse 46, 10969 Berlin
open Thu,Fri 3-7pm, Sat 2-6pm