Franziska Klotz (born 1979 in Dresden) is a painter. For her, painting is not a medium “among many”, not at all; it is the medium in which she puts all her energy, time, heart, and soul into and she expertly explores its potential. Colours, the interaction with them, their effect and materiality are her world (her subject). Her painting is in the most real sense
of the word a handicraft; she is hands-on, paints with her fingers, palm, she presses, rubs, smears, literally transfers her energy onto her paintings, and they acquire their intensity and allure from her state of mind and gestures. Meanwhile, she loves oil paint, its sensuality and materiality.
Source/Text: Franziska Klotz catalogue "Ölregen 2019", Gerald Matt
Exhibition: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
With the nationwide Studio Bosporus Festival from 3 September to 31 October, Tarabya Cultural Academy will focus on German-Turkish dialogue. The festival looks at the political situation in Turkey as well as Germany’s pluralistic society. The occasion is the 60th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between Germany and Turkey as a central commemorative date for social diversity, and the 10th anniversary of the artist residency program on the Bosporus.
Curated by: Constanze Kleiner & Rachel Rits-Volloch
In cooperation with David Elliott, Jan Kage, Stephan von Wiese
Points of Resistance invites contemporary artists and thinkers from a diversity of places and perspectives to address the many meanings of resistance in today's complex world. Without taking any singular political position, Points of Resistance gives voice to humanistic viewpoints necessary in an era witnessing the steady resurgence of authoritarianism, nationalism and racism the world over. This is as much a sickness of our times ...
Group Exhibition · An event of the Garden Department / Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens (SPSG) in the context of the congress "Historical Gardens and Society. Culture - Nature - Society".
The congress is organized in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainabilty Studies e.V. (IASS Potsdam) and sponsored by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Solo Exhibition · In der "Kleinen Galerie" im Glashaus.