RAPHAELA SIMON

Die Nachahmung der Rose (solo show)
Oldenburger Kunstverein
16 February – 21 April 2024

Installation view: Die Nachahmung der Rose, Oldenburger Kunstverein, 2024, photo: Roman März
Installation view: Die Nachahmung der Rose, Oldenburger Kunstverein, 2024, photo: Roman März

Oldenburger Kunstverein will present a solo show with work by Raphaela Simon. Intended to ‘confront the viewer rather than transport them to another world,’ Simon’s large-format paintings are developed layer upon layer, creating views that give shape to the shadowy images of our imagination. The artist’s fabric sculptures complement her paintings, referring to fundamental questions of space, volume, observation and social interaction.

Oldenburger Kunstverein

Installation view: Die Nachahmung der Rose, Oldenburger Kunstverein, 2024, photo: Roman März
Installation view: Die Nachahmung der Rose, Oldenburger Kunstverein, 2024, photo: Roman März

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RAPHAELA SIMON

Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter (publication)
Published by Verlag Walther & Franz König, 2023
Design: Thomas Spallek

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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).

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RAPHAELA SIMON

Paintings and Sculptures 2012–2022 (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler, Michael Werner Gallery and Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Text by Chloe Stead

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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. 

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RAPHAELA SIMON et al.

Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter (group show)
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
10 December 2022 – 19 February 2023

Installation view: Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2022, photo: Katja Illnerr, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Installation view: Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2022, photo: Katja Illnerr, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

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. 

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Installation view: Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2022, photo: Katja Illnerr, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Installation view: Es liebt Dich und Deine Körperlichkeit ein Verwirrter, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2022, photo: Katja Illnerr, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf