Berliner Zimmer


Thomas Demand
Andreas Golinski
Jiří Kovanda
Gerold Miller
Anselm Reyle
Gerwald Rockenschaub

12 March 2011 – 16 April 2011

Opening: Friday, 11 March 2011, 6 – 9 p.m.
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The exhibition Berliner Zimmer will be on display at Krobath/Berlin from 12 March to 16 April 2011. The sculptures, paintings and graphic works by the artists Thomas Demand, Andreas Golinski, Jiří Kovanda, Gerold Miller, Anselm Reyle and Gerwald Rockenschaub are arranged in such a way to suggest they are communicating with each other. As an interrelated installation, they form a conversation piece.

Berliner Zimmer, a room usually connecting the front with the rear house, is a typical feature of Berlin tenement houses from the 19th century Gründerzeit period. This period saw the emergence of the modern, urban middle-class, who preferred to retreat into the private sphere. The Berliner Zimmer was also used to host salons, a symbol of the growing emancipation of the middle-class intellectuals of that period. Salons were popular social gatherings, which involved discussions, readings and musical performances. They provided a platform for progressive men and women of letters, journalists, scientists and artists to exchange ideas.

The works, which have mostly been created specifically for this exhibition, are in black and white and the room is painted in dark green, creating an intense, chamber-like atmosphere.


Thomas Demand, born 1964 in Munich; lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2011 EXPOSED - Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; 2010 Thomas Demand, Nationalgalerie - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; 2009 Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Embassy-Presidency, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; 2008 Thomas Demand. Camera, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Work/Place, MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; 2007 Thomas Demand, Fondazione Prada, Mailand; L’Esprit de l’Escalier, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Andreas Golinski, born 1979 in Essen; lives and works in Essen and Milan.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2010 Krobath, Vienna; The Berlin Box, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca; 2009 Notturno, La Rada, Locarno; U-topics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel (curated by Simon Lamunière); Black Hole, Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca (curated by Friederike Nymphius); Narbe um Narbe, Lange + Pult, Zurich; Lokaal 01, Antwerp; Things Falling Apart, Padova (public work); Andreas Golinski/Steven Parrino, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin; 2008 It was a long way down, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara; Lost Dreams (Hochpacker), Viafarini Milan (curated by Milovan Farronato)

Jiří Kovanda, born 1953 in Prague; lives and works in Prague.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2011 Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana (with Nina Beier and Marie Lund), DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; 2010 Secession, Vienna; Malerei: Prozess und Expansion – Von den 1950er Jahren bis heute,
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; Les Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 2009 Krobath, Berlin; Krobath, Vienna; Energy and Process (Landscape and Action), Tate Modern, London; 2008 Mind Expanders, MUMOK - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; 2007 KONTAKT from the Collection of Erste Bank Group, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Documenta 12, Kassel

Gerold Miller, born 1961 in Altshausen; lives and works in Berlin.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2011 Vorsicht Farbe!, Museum Ritter, Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch; 2010 Gerold Miller, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf; Berlin Transfer, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Bilder über Bilder-Daimler Kunst Sammlung, MUMOK, Vienna; 2009 PS, Amsterdam; Collection Art Foundation Mallorca, Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Mallorca; 2008 Concept Space, Shibukawa, Japan; La collection Société Générale, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; 2007 A Bit O’ White, CCNOA, Brussels;
MinimalPop, Arte & Amicitiae, Amsterdam

Anselm Reyle, born 1970 in Tübingen; lives and works in Berlin.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2011 Space Oddity, CCA Andratx Art Centre, Mallorca; Vorsicht Farbe!, Museum Ritter, Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch; 2010 Bilder über Bilder-Daimler Kunst Sammlung, MUMOK, Vienna; PHYSICAL, Autocenter, Berlin; 2009 Anselm Reyle: Acid Mothers Temple, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Berlin2000, Pace Wildenstein New York; 2008 Team 404 & John Armleder: Clinch/Cross/Cut, New Jerseyy, Basel; The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall; Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in und über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe; 2007 Unmonumental, New Museum, New York; The artist´s dining room, Tate Modern, London

Gerwald Rockenschaub, born 1952 in Linz; lives and works in Berlin.
Exhibitions (Selection): 2011 Gerwald Rockenschaub-Multidial, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg; 2010 Malerei: Prozess und Expansion. Von den 1950er Jahren bis heute, MUMOK, Vienna; KOKSEN IST 80ER / ART OF THE EIGHTIES, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin; Zero bis unendlich – Glanzstücke der Sammlung Schaufler, Schauwerk, Sindelfingen; 2009 Promise vs.Reality, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; 1979 - 2009: 30 ans d´art contemporain à Meymac, Abbaye Saint André - Centre d´art contemporain, Meymac; 2008 Swing, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern; 2007 Documenta 12, Kassel