Raphaela Simon et al.
Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection (group show)
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
23 October 2021 – 28 August 2022
Raphaela Simon’s painting Pfeife II (Pipe II), 2021 is included in the group exhibition Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection. Works from the Collection 1920–2021, on view at the Daimler Contemporary in Berlin until 29 May 2022.
This anniversary exhibition looks back on the development of an internationally renowned corporate collection. From over 3,000 artworks in the collection, founded in 1977, about 100 works by ca. 70 artists have been selected. Relating, in a broad sense, to contemporary phenomena in the context of friendship, nature and culture, the artistic works from a period of 100 years form networks and explore the interplay between art and human coexistence.
The exhibition shows a cross-section of the collection’s history from its beginnings in the tradition of South German Modernism, through abstract-minimalist approaches, and further to a current focus on international photography and media art. This multifaceted horizon of art history and the diversity of materials and media reflect the profile of the Daimler Art Collection. At the same time, the orientation towards reduced, conceptual, and minimalist tendencies is perceptible throughout. Another focus of the collection’s development since 2000 has been on works by women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Blaue Nacht (solo show)
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
10 May – July 2023
Fondazione Giuliani will host Blaue Nacht, a solo exhibition of Raphaela Simon. Known for her paintings of deceptively simple, non-distinct forms set against dark monochromatic backgrounds, Simon plays with the viewer’s desire to imbue abstract forms with meaning. Her paintings generate forms of palimpsests, with colours shining through the different layers, adding nuances to the compositions. For this exhibition, the artist will present artworks from the last couple of years, as well as new pieces produced specifically for the show. These works will include both her signature paintings on canvas, and a new corpus of sculptures.
Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter (publication)
Published by Verlag Walther & Franz König, 2023
Design: Thomas Spallek
A catalogue, with German and English texts, has been published to accompany the exhibition Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, on view at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf from 10 December 2022 to 19 February 2023. In addition to an introduction by director Gregor Jansen and curator Alicia Holthausen, the catalogue features interviews with the artists, with questions from Questionnaire by Max Frisch (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag 1984).
Paintings and Sculptures 2012–2022 (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler, Michael Werner Gallery and Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Text by Chloe Stead
This book, jointly published by Galerie Max Hetzler, Michael Werner Gallery and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, features paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Raphaela Simon from 2012 to 2021, as well as a text by Chloe Stead and conversation with the artist. The book is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website.
Raphaela Simon et al.
Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter (group show)
10 December 2022 – 19 February 2023
Raphaela Simon’s work will be presented alongside Carina Brandes and Florian Krewer in the trio-exhibition Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Questions of bodily self-determination and self-realisation dominate the respective oeuvres of the three artists, who were all born in the 1980s. Their work experiments with the body as an object of longing, freedom, and submission, and engages with corporeality with alternating closeness and distance.
Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter opens on 9 December 2022 and will remain on view until 19 February 2023. The exhibition is curated by Gregor Jansen and Alicia Holthausen.
Raphaela Simon et al.
In The Shadows of Tall Necessities (group show)
10 September – 18 December 2022
Raphaela Simon's work Großer Ring (Large Ring), 2021 is included in the group exhibition In The Shadows of Tall Necessities, on view at the Bonner Kunstverein from 10 September until 18 December 2022.
This exhibition is curated by Fatima Hellberg and Annika Eriksson.