We originally were supposed to see the artist exhibition in Paris, but because of quarantine rules, everything has been put on hold. Norbert Bisky's latest exhibition 'Desmadre Berlin' at Galerie Templon's space in Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare, Paris. The show originally opened on 14 March 2020 and has reopened today in Paris.
Born in East Germany, Norbert Bisky is best-known for his exuberant, colorful, image-laden paintings, which are often influenced by the Socialist Realist imagery with which he grew up.
I grew up in a country that has vanished although I haven’t even changed cities. I have experienced how when a society disintegrates, a change in perspective can alter one’s point of view completely. The collapse of the Soviet Empire set a lot in motion, the impact of which we are now experiencing. For many years, I thought that it had nothing to do with me, that I could continue painting my pictures and that I wouldn’t be affected by the waves going on around me. I have finally understood that this was certainly not the case.
Desmadre Berlin Goes Online
The gallery has decided to extend the exhibition until 23 May, this will allow fans of the German painter's work to still catch this magnificent exhibition. In the meantime, Galerie Templon has developed online viewing rooms, which give the viewer a good idea of how this particular exhibition is hung, seeing as Bisky himself curated the space to suit the exhibition.
On his first return to Paris since 2014, Bisky plunges us into the heart of his native capital city: the wild Desmadre Berlin of the inter-war period, a world of hedonism and anarchy whose traces are still to be found on the capital's walls today. Walls reminiscent of the tiles at Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station and latex curtains separating the various rooms reminding us of Berlin's BDSM scene really help to bring Berlin's culture alive in the heart of Paris. You can view here: http://viewingroom.templon.com/en/norbert-bisky/
Norbert Bisky's latest exhibition 'Desmadre Berlin'
Interview with Artist Norbert Bisky Life Under Quarantine
How is the lockdown affecting your creativity?
It does not change much of my daily routine. As Miroslav Balka put it: inspiration through isolation. But I miss a lot the crowds and the busy neighbourhood around me.
Berlin is so damn quiet these days.
What currently helps you get through the day?
Music, music, music.
Why are your art pieces so relevant to what is going on globally right now?
I hope that in my work, I capture some of the beauty of living in a big city. Even though it looks like the recent past these days. It's so strange to walk the empty streets at night and to realize that all clubs and venues are closed.
Do you think love will save us?
We will save us.
What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for not living in a dysfunctional society.
Do you have a beginners guide to BDSM?
No, not at all! I should take lessons.
What do you try and teach your viewers?
Are there any hidden gems in your works that we should look for?
I hope so!
What advice would you give to young, emerging artists?
Thank you for letting us enter your artistic world Norbert Bisky. Keep creating art. Happy now Paris is a live again to see the works of art.
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Toutes les images / All images : Courtesy Galerie Templon, Paris – Bruxelles © Adagp, Paris, 2020
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