Peter Dobroschke

September 1 – October 16, 2009

Tuesday / Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday / Friday 2 pm – 6 pm

Emerging artist Peter Dobroschke will present a solo intervention at the n.b.k showroom to celebrate the conferment of the Toni and Albrecht Kumm prize. The prize is awarded by the “Freundeskreises der Universität der Künste and the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft Berlin.” This is Dobroschke's first solo-presentation in an art institution. In a special installation for n.b.k. called “Plattentektonik” (Plate Tectonics), Dobroschke explores the standpoints of the audience, re-functionalizing the space's slab floor as a moveable part that makes wall-mounted paintings vibrate and swing. The exhibition space begins to sway. Visitors can bring the horizontal lines out of the position and wait until everything has settled down again. The paintings are reproductions of work from the n.b.k. Arthotek collection.

Peter Dobroschke (*1977) lives and works in Berlin, where he studied at the Universität der Künste with Prof. Christiane Möbus. He graduated in 2008, and was nominated for the Photography Prize of the Investionsbank Berlin. Since 2003, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, and Tallin. Dobroschke's practice focuses on questions of artist presentation and format. Departing from painting, Dobroschke translates his installation into photography, sculpture, and video. He confronts classical painterly techniques and their fetish character with computer-aided formatting systems, giving ironic and playful interpretations to the technical mistakes made by editing software.

The exhibtion was made possible through the support of: