The Berlin artist Via Lewandowsky is one of the most prominent conceptual artists of contemporary art in Germany.
Vita of the artist
Via Lewandowsky (* 1963 in Dresden) works with various media such as photography, painting, drawing, performance, light installation, object art and sound. He studied at the Dresden University of Fine Arts in the 1980s. There he organized subversive performances with the avant-garde group "Autoperforationsartisten", which undermined the official art scene. Shortly before reunification, he left the GDR and moved to West Berlin. This was followed by longer stays abroad, including in New York, Rome, Beijing, Moscow and Vienna. Today the artist lives and works in Berlin.
Collections with works by Via Lewandowsky
Via Lewandowsky's works are represented in many national and international collections, including in Germany: Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn; DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt a. Main; Bauhaus Museum, Weimar.
Exhibition projects and awards
Via Lewandowsky was a participant in documenta IX in Kassel. Many museum exhibitions and exhibition projects at home and abroad in renowned institutions followed, including: Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig; Kunsthalle zu Kiel; Casa di Goethe, Rome; Q21 Museumsquartier; Vienna; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Via Lewandowsky's work has been awarded various prestigious art prizes.
Leitmotifs of Via Lewandowsky's art
The leitmotifs of Via Lewandowsky's art include communication, its failure and the creation of misunderstandings, as well as everyday objects.
Everyday objects and situations
Via Lewandowsky brings wonder and amazement to the everyday. In many of his works, the artist incorporates everyday objects or presents everyday situations in order to derive further questions and themes from them. In doing so, he often focuses on aspects such as the absurd or paradoxical nature of objects and situations.
The satirical in Via Lewandowsky's work
Many of his sculptural-installative works aim to deconstruct and reshape the meaning of the original objects and situations presented. Via Lewandowsky treats them with satire, anti-pathos and tragic-comedy. This links his art to Fluxus and Surrealism.
Our recommendation: The new work by Via Lewandowsky
► „Glanz der Auslassung/ Apostroph“ – A fascinating object!