Soundcheck: Frank Tornow & Peter Rode
Opening Saturday, 18 November 2017
2:00 - 6:00 pm
The artists will be present
Location: Parkwächterhaus in Lietzenseepark
(2nd floor: Wundtstraße 39, 14057 Berlin)
All art is conceptual. According to the Berlin artist, Frank Tornow. From this springboard Tornow has invited fellow painter Peter Rode to exhibit his work for the first time at Emerson Gallery.
Frank Tornow and Peter Rode. Two artists, two very different aesthetic approaches. The two have known each other for decades and they appreciate each other on both the personal and professional levels. And now, at Emerson Pop Up in Berlin’s historic Lietzensee Park, they are exhibiting together for the first time.
Tornow usually paints figuratively. Rode tends toward abstraction and formalism. In their duet in the park custodian’s house a serendipitous discourse emerges between their respective bodies of work. The result has the effect of a site specific installation. That was Tornow’s intent all along:
- Recent exhibitions here in the gallery in the park have reflected on this unique location. I consider our exhibit to also work in this vein. The custodian’s house is located directly in front of a playground. That is where kids – and occasionally also their parents – meet new people. Our show should have the same feeling. New encounters. Play and games. Even though ours is a rather serious game, with its own rules, its own logic, and sense of humor ...
On the top floor of the exhibition, the dialogue continues with an installation of sound and music by Peter Rode.
The exhibition is offered in support of the citizen’s initiative ParkHaus Lietzensee e.V. The group is driving the renovation of the historic custodian’s residence which is part of the Lietzenseepark landscaping protected as an architectural monument. Among other activities, the initiative has led a successful donation drive to fund the current renovation efforts. (Cf. http://www.parkhaus-lietzensee.de/)
Due to the renovation, visitors of the exhibit are limited to groups of ten at a time. We appreciate your understanding under these circumstances.
Duration of the Exhibition: 18 November – 28 November 2017
Viewing Hours: Saturday / Sunday 2:00 – 6:00 pm Monday / Tuesday / Friday 4:00 – 6:00 pm and by appointment