EARTH FIRE WATER AIR
Lennart Lahuis & Joseph Beuys
27 January–26 May 2024
In January 2024, part 2 of a new exhibition series will open, bringing the large collection and the archives on Joseph Beuys into dialogue with younger international artists. The artists invited to participate in the series will conduct research on site and create new performances, paintings, drawings and/or installations in the course of their artistic research on Beuys.
The sculptor and installation artist Lennart Lahuis, born in Hengelo (NL) in 1986, will focus in his show on Beuys' handling of the four elements water, fire, earth and air. Accordingly, these natural phenomena determine the thematic and spatial division of the presentation and the accompanying catalogue. The exhibition includes installations, photographs and paintings/objects by the artist in tension with corresponding artworks and performance documentations by Joseph Beuys. After numerous international solo presentations and exhibition participations, this will be Lahuis' first solo exhibition in Germany. It is aimed at German and Dutch visitors alike.
Curated by Antje-Britt Mählmann
The exhibition is sponsored by:
Lennart Lahuis, Astromelancholia, 2020-2021 Courtesy the artist und Galerie Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag Foto: G.J. van Rooij
Lennart Lahuis, Dial V (with Sights too deep for words) Part of Astromelancholia, 2022 Courtesy the artist und Galerie Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag Foto: Lennart Lahuis
Lennart Lahuis, Hydrology, 2023 Courtesy the artist Foto: Lennart Lahuis
Lennart Lahuis, MURMUR, 2024 Courtesy the artist und Galerie Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Den Haag Foto: Lennart Lahuis