When I saw the oversized artworks of Katharina Grosse for the first time back in 2014 at the St. Agnes church a.k.a. König Gallery I was so impressed that she instantly became my favorite Berlin artist. The intricate layering of colors was so spectacular, that you were just standing in awe in front of the large canvases.
With her new solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, that just re-opened after the lockdown this past weekend, she is going a size up and a step further. When you enter the main hall of the building you see a 3dimensional explosion of colors. It’s almost like a 3D animated glitch of reality. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.
But the artwork continues over the floors outside of the building into the backyard over walls and floors. It’s like her artwork has spilled out into the city and who knows how far it’s gonna spill. Maybe the city will soon be fully covered in these bright, joyous colors. I can’t express enough how spectacular and amazing this is and I’m so glad Katharina got this amazing canvas to work with.
all photos: „Katharina Grosse. It Wasn’t Us“, Exhibition View Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, 2020 /
Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London, Tokyo / Gagosian / Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien
© Katharina Grosse / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 / Photo: Jens Ziehe
The exhibition titled “It Wasn’t Us” will be on display until January 10th, 2021 – so you got quite some time to check it out. There is also a fabulous exhibition catalog about the show available at the book shop. Learn more about the show and the artist on this special website.
It Wasn’t Us
by Katharina Grosse
Exhibition June 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin-Mitte
Open Tue-Fri 10-18h, Sat-Sun 11-18h, Monday closed