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The Blogazine For People Who Want It Darker.


Contemporary Art That Reveals What’s Hidden In The Dark

Contemporary Art That Uncovers What’s Hidden In The Dark

(c) Lucas Zimmermann “Traffic Lights” // photography (2015)

By the light of day, black reveals its many shades. Literally, but also in an emotional, psychological und philosophical sense. The group show SHADES OF BLACK exhibits various contemporary positions on what is less a color than a symbol. In fact, black isn’t a color at all, but appears when all colors are brought to their darkest value. It is the absence of light, representing the primal fear of nothingness, death and isolation, yet is associated with infinity, silence and elegance.

Black can seem threatening or stabilizing when the world is about to turn upside down. It is ever-present and timeless, though mysterious and magic. And when interacting with its counterpart white, it shows its authoritative, intense and powerful nature. Minimalistic on one hand, multi-facetted on the other, the exhibited positions by Anton Höger, Dura, Jesse Draxler, Eudald De Juana, Federico Clapis, Lucas Zimmermann, Czarnobyl, Rémy Hysbergue, Martin Paul Müller, Ronit Baranga and Stefan Zsaitsits uncover, what is hidden in the dark.

SHADES OF BLACK, curated by Yeliz Kaiser and Anja Delastik, runs from September 13th until October 26th at Størpunkt Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tengstrasse. 32a in Munich.

(c) Jesse Draxler “Untitled Study 5” // mixed media on wood panel (2018)
(c) Ronit Baranga „Watcher” // clay and acrylic paint ( 2019)
© Martin Paul Müller „Hader 5” // oil on canvas (2017)
(c) Anton Höger „Without Words” // oil on canvas ( 2019)
Shades of Black @ Størpunkt Gallery for Contemporary Art Munich // Sept 13 – Oct 26 // (c) Lucas Zimmermann

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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a blogazine for those who find inspiration, pleasure and beauty in darkness. Who search for it in music, art, fashion, literature, places and other people. Who pay attention to obscure details and dare to take a deeper look. Who enjoy being different, but find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK.

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AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK was founded by Anja Delastik. While studying at university, she started writing for a goth music magazine and was appointed editor after completing her master in literature and art. Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery.

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