Opening of the exhibition and the sculpture garden. This year’s artist in residence Constanze Vogt is showing works produced on site.

Opening on July 13, 2024, la maison artist residency, 12 rue principale, 67480 Kauffenheim, Alsace.

Arrival from 2:00 p.m. Speech by the curators and opening 3:00 p.m. Ends at 9:00 p.m.

Curated by Gianna and Johann Alexis von Haehling. Register at gianna@la-maison.co


Exhibition can be viewed by appointment until August 15, 2024.

In the exhibition “The Voids” a group of international artists engage with the philosophical idea of ​​emptiness. Emptiness is not just the absence of something, but a space of potential, the unknown and reflection. This group exhibition presents a variety of artistic perspectives on the topic, inviting you to think about the meaning and potential of emptiness in a highly complex, almost fast-paced world. The works of Franziska Reinbothe, Malcolm Gompf, Constanze Vogt, Stefan Armbruster, Tim Plamper, Max Roedel, Kelsey Brookes, Nino Maaskola, Gary Schlingheider and Johann Alexis offer a rich and layered exploration of emptiness. Each artist brings their own interpretation and unique approach to this universal theme.

We would particularly like to highlight Constanze Vogt, who is this year’s Artist in Residence here at la maison in Kauffenheim, Alsace. Her works reflect inner empty spaces and the search for meaning in an often overcrowded world. Vogt invites us to immerse ourselves in the emotional and psychological dimensions of emptiness with her minimalist sculptural works and delicate drawings. Another highlight of the exhibition is the opening of the new sculpture garden, which presents several outdoor sculptures. The sculptures in the garden deal with the interaction of space, flora and absence and thus expand the discussion about emptiness in the context of nature.

The examination of emptiness has a long art historical tradition. The void already played a central role in the Zen art of Japan and the Taoist art of China, where it was viewed as a space of meditation and infinite possibilities. In the 20th century, avant-garde artists such as Yves Klein with his “Empty Spaces” and John Cage with his famous silent composition “4’33” took up the theme. Also in Minimal Art of the 1960s, for example with Donald Judd and Robert Morris, the void was redefined as an aesthetic and conceptual space.

Art connects, inspires new thinking and creates freedom. All social added value that we want to share and continue to promote.

Gianna and Johann Alexis von Haehling

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