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Olaf Holzapfel

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As an artist born in a country that no longer exists, and whose coming-of-age involved crossing a border between the East-West divide of the Cold War era that is fast becoming a distant memory, Olaf Holzapfel, born in Dresden in 1967, has long been interested in boundaries, demarcations, and frontiers—or, more precisely, in interstitial spaces, what is possible in between. Equally fluent in the languages of sculpture, painting, film, and photography, much of his work rests on the formal negotiation of the interplay between two-dimensional image (or plane) and three-dimensional form (or space), as can be gauged from his tripartite contribution to documenta 14: an open-air sculpture, a display of historical artifacts and architectural models that also encompasses a newly made film, and a series of so-called hay works and straw pictures—all gathered under the overarching title Zaun (Fence, 2017).

 

—Dieter Roelstraete

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The Event of a Thread

1 September 2017 – 3 December 2017 01.09.2017 – 03.12.2017
Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

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Remembering The Future

16 September 2017 – 26 January 2018 16.09.2017 – 26.01.2018
Altana Galerie der TU-Dresden, Dresden

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Von Pablo Picasso bis Robert Rauschenberg

12 November 2017 – 18 February 2018 12.11.2017 – 18.02.2018
Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz

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Germany Is Not An Island. Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany. Acquisitions 2012-2016

8 March 2018 – 27 May 2018 08.03.2018 – 27.05.2018
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany

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Art Wiesental 2018

19 August 2018 – 29 September 2018 19.08.2018 – 29.09.2018
Wehrmühle Biesenthal (DE)

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6 May 2018 – 4 November 2018 06.05.2018 – 04.11.2018
Kloster Schönthal, Switzerland

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Die Macht der Vervielfältigung

11 September 2018 – 11 November 2018 11.09.2018 – 11.11.2018
MARGS Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (BR)

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Lolo's Entanglements

15 September 2018 – 9 December 2018 15.09.2018 – 09.12.2018
Cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout (BE)

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Constructing The World: Art and Economy

12 October 2018 – 3 February 2019 12.10.2018 – 03.02.2019
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, DE

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UM FESTIVAL

1 September 2018 – 9 June 2019 01.09.2018 – 09.06.2019
UM FESTIVAL, Gerswalde, DE

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And Berlin Will Always Need You

22 March 2019 – 16 June 2019 22.03.2019 – 16.06.2019
Gropius Bau, Berlin (DE)

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Le Choix d'Albert

17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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Negativer Raum - curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille, Anett Holzheid

6 April 2019 – 11 August 2019 06.04.2019 – 11.08.2019
ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)

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5 September 2019 – 1 November 2019 05.09.2019 – 01.11.2019
Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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Crossing Lines

24 August 2019 – 3 November 2019 24.08.2019 – 03.11.2019
Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück (DE)

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JUNKYARDS

6 September 2019 – 30 November 2019 06.09.2019 – 30.11.2019
Techne Sphere, Halle 9, Black Box, Leipzig (DE)
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The Event of a Thread: Global Narratives in Textiles

11 September 2019 – 7 December 2019 11.09.2019 – 07.12.2019
Negev Art Museum, Beer-Sheva (I)
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Olaf Holzapfel: El Camino en los Campos

9 November 2019 – 7 January 2020 09.11.2019 – 07.01.2020
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires (AR)

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UNTER NACHBARN, Ronald de Bloeme, Olaf Holzapfel

1 December 2019 – 12 January 2020 01.12.2019 – 12.01.2020
PARK- platform for contemporary visual arts, Tilburg (NL)

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26 November 2019 – 24 January 2020 26.11.2019 – 24.01.2020
Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden (DE)

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ANDERS WOHNEN - curated by Katia Baudin, Dr. Sylvia Martin, Dr. Magdalena Holzhey

5 May 2019 – 26 January 2020 05.05.2019 – 26.01.2020
Museum Haus Lange Krefeld, Krefeld (DE)

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KUNST ⇆ HANDWERK Zwischen Tradition, Diskurs und Technologien

15 November 2019 – 16 February 2020 15.11.2019 – 16.02.2020
Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)

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Olaf Holzapfel, Latitude 40°, Filmscreening Immigrants Hotel (Biennal del Sur Center of Contemporary Art, MUNTREF)

2 November 2019 – 31 March 2020 02.11.2019 – 31.03.2020
Bienal del Sur 2019 (AR)

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GROUP SHOW - El Camino de los Campos

22 June 2020 – 31 August 2020 22.06.2020 – 31.08.2020
Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosari, Argentina

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GROUP SHOW - Kunst ⇆ Handwerk. Zwischen Tradition, Diskurs und Technologien

15 May 2020 – 4 October 2020 15.05.2020 – 04.10.2020
GfZK - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

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GROUP SHOW - The Event of a Thread. Global Narratives in Textiles

4 September 2020 – 24 October 2020 04.09.2020 – 24.10.2020
NeMe Arts Centre Limassol, Cyprus

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GROUP SHOW - Retour

26 September 2020 – 5 December 2020 26.09.2020 – 05.12.2020
Provinzeditionen, Bochum

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GROUP SHOW - Blaues Gras entlang der Flüsse – pasto azul a lo largo de los ríos - Olaf Holzapfel und Guido Yannitto

5 May 2020 – 5 December 2020 05.05.2020 – 05.12.2020
Kulturhaus Schwartzsche Villa

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GROUP SHOW - Kunst ⇆ Handwerk. Zwischen Tradition, Diskurs und Technologien

2 October 2020 – 10 January 2021 02.10.2020 – 10.01.2021
Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover

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GROUP SHOW - Crossing Borders

14 November 2020 – 22 February 2021 14.11.2020 – 22.02.2021
Kupferstich-Kabinett

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GROUP SHOW - Sichtbar – die Eigene Sammlung

5 April 2020 – 5 April 2021 05.04.2020 – 05.04.2021
Kunstmuseum Bochum

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