Select Exhibitions & Site-specific Installations
Kalkeriet is a progressive international art and design gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists, estates and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Kalkeriet is synonymous with a uniquely progressive and pioneering spirit due to its bold hybrid approach and intimate curated presentation of fine art, collectible and contemporary design. A destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, showcasing a curated collection of fine art, photographs, editions and design from leading and emerging international artists, artists' estates and designers.
Image: ANSELM REYLE, portrait by © Hedi Slimane, courtesy of the artist.
Kalkeriet Contemporary proudly presents the worldwide debut of a new edition of Helmut Lang’s iconic ‘Untitled’ rug, now resplendent in shimmering silver. This masterpiece, originally conceived in 2013, continues to captivate and inspire with its timeless allure and modern sophistication. The surface and finishing have been crafted through pile heights and material composition. Having made art throughout early adulthood, Lang established a fashion label under his own name in 1978, presented his first collection at the Centre Pompidou in 1986, and achieved global recognition in the field over the following two decades. During those years, Lang maintained his connection to art and undertook collaborations with Jenny Holzer and Louise Bourgeois, among others. He retired permanently from the world of fashion in 2005 to turn to his art full time. With material as departure point, Lang’s recent works explore the tensions between abstraction and figuration, and investigate space beyond the limitations of the human body through sculpture, reliefs, assemblage paintings and collages.
Images: HELMUT LANG, Untitled (Silver Edit), 2013 / 2023, Edition of 20 + 1 AP, Numbered, Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Hand knotted rug, Silk (Mulberry), High / Low Cut, HELMUT LANG, Behind, 2012, Sculpture
Kalkeriet Contemporary is proud to present "Out of the Shadows," an exquisite exhibition showcasing the extraordinary fine art photography of Clive Arrowsmith. This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the world of iconic figures from the realms of music and art, featuring the legendary David Bowie, the enigmatic Andy Warhol, and the captivating Warhol Superstars – Joe d'Alessandro, Jane Forth, and Geraldine Smith. The exhibition transports visitors into a realm of creativity, celebrity, and artistic expression, where Arrowsmith's lens captures the essence of these remarkable individuals.
The central piece of this exhibition is a striking print featuring the incomparable David Bowie. Captured by Arrowsmith's lens, Bowie emerges "Out of the Shadows," embodying the transformative power of art and identity. This mesmerizing portrait of Bowie transcends time, inviting viewers to contemplate the many facets of his persona. Among the treasures of this exhibition is a never-before-seen portrait of Andy Warhol. Arrowsmith's collection further explores the allure of Warhol's Factory with captivating portraits of Warhol Superstars Joe d'Alessandro, Jane Forth, and Geraldine Smith. These luminous figures are captured in moments of candid authenticity, reflecting the vibrant and unconventional spirit of the era. Arrowsmith's lens immortalizes these iconic personas, revealing the humanity behind the fame. The exhibition also features several additional works celebrating the enduring influence of David Bowie. Arrowsmith's photographs of Bowie offer a visual narrative of the artist's evolution and impact on the world of music and fashion. These images serve as a testament to Bowie's timeless allure.
"Out of the Shadows" is a captivating journey through the lens of Clive Arrowsmith, inviting visitors to explore the complex interplay between art, identity, and celebrity. This exhibition not only commemorates the legendary figures of David Bowie and Andy Warhol but also pays homage to the Warhol Superstars who inhabited the vibrant world of the Factory. "Out of the Shadows" is a testament to the enduring power of fine art photography to illuminate the hidden depths of our cultural icons.
Images: CLIVE ARROWSMITH, David Bowie - Out of the Shadows, London, 1977, Edition of 7, Signed and numbered on recto. Artist label on verso, Archival Pigment Photograph,(Printed 2023 on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte), 94 x 85 cm (37 × 33.5 in) + 5 cm (2 in)white border (each side) (featuring signature & edition #), CLIVE ARROWSMITH, Andy Warhol and Annie, New York, 1973, Edition of 25, Signed and numbered on recto. Artist label on verso, Archival Pigment Photograph, (Printed 2023 on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte), 94 x 72,4 cm (37 × 28.5 in)+ 5 cm (2 in) white border (each side) (featuring signature & edition #), CLIVE ARROWSMITH, Warhol Superstars, Joe d’Alessandro, Jane Forth and Geraldine Smith #1, London 1971, Edition of 25, Signed and numbered on recto. Artist label on verso., Archival Pigment Photograph (Printed 2023 on Fuji Crystal Archive Matte), 94 x 89.9 cm (36 × 35.4 in), + 5 cm (2 in)white border (each side)(featuring signature & edition #).
The exhibition ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic, brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure and unknown works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition features nine handmade rugs by Henzel Studio created in close collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside fourteen original Warhol paintings made available by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, further contextualizing the artist’s accomplishments of both replicating, abstracting and deconstructing the recognizable subject. Curated by Joakim Andreasson.
Select works from the exhibition: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn's Lips, 1962, Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen 210.2 × 410.2 cm (82.8 × 161.5 in), ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn Diptych, 1962, Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen, 144.8 × 205.7 cm (57 × 81 in), ANDY WARHOL, Two Marilyn (Marilyn Twice), 1962, Painting, Silkscreen ink and pencil on linen, 80 × 59.7 cm (31.5 × 23.5 in) © /® /™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
The exhibited works in Jwan Yosef’s 'Object / Object' are no redundancy. A selfdescribed conceptual painter, Yosef’s works are attentive to the formal values that physically shape a work of art, yet more readily discourses the language constructs inherent to the social and psychological processes of projecting and interpreting objects. In the case of Object / Object, Yosef invites us to examine the dimensionality of the ubiquitous term’s many façades and functions—from the anonymity of its description as a noun to its performance as a radically actionoriented verb. Mirroring the transitory states of this word unfolds Yosef’s Object series. The objects here hold no singular identity. At once painting and sculpture, the works subtly introduce a limbo of being. While the pulling action of the artist’s hand can be interpreted as an iconoclastic or even violent maneuver, the gesture is performed as a revelatory exercise, which Yosef describes as an “undressing of the canvas.” The canvas’ cor oreality reveals its naked anatomy, expressing a most sensual disrobing. With the painting’s interior elements bared, grids of threaded linen are exposed, and the limbs of the stretcher bars posture a new relaxed silhouette. The façade of the canvas, fortified with gesso and white paint, holds a sculptural form reminiscent of the folds of wet drapery carved in Greco-Roman frieze figures. The undressing gesture transforms the painting into sculpture or an entity existing in-between. This transfigurative quality of the Object series engenders allegorical poetics to each painting’s essence—as an objection, as an objectification, as an art object. Each iteration examines mark-making manifested in folding, tucking, pulling, concealing, and preserving the visual planes—indexing the artist’s hand in grappling meaning within the lexicons of minimalism, to ultimately dialogue the power dynamics that instigate objectification. Curated by Joakim Andreasson.
Select works from the exhibition: JWAN YOSEF, Ahmad, 2018, Painting, Oil on linen, 188 × 132 × 5 cm (74 × 52 × 2 in), Framed, JWAN YOSEF, Duct, 210 x 350 cm ( 83 x 138 ins), Edition of 20 + 1 AP, Numbered, Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Hand knotted art rug, Silk, High & Low Cut
Tom of Finland
The exhibition'Drawings reappropriated' highlights Tom of Finland’s preparatory drawings and sketches created as part of the artist’s process in producing his influential works. The exhibition has been developed in honor of PRIDE to highlight Tom of Finland’s undeniable influence as an artist and human rights activist. The integration Tom of Finland’s work into the media at hand was ignited by the unique environment and interior elements of TOM House. Located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, it is home of Tom of Finland Foundation, guardians of the artist’s body of work and living archive for the erotic arts, and where Tom lived for the last decade of his life. Founded in 1984, it a place where Tom’s relentlessly butch aesthetic and drawings mingle with different styles of décor, artifacts, rotating art displays and open aircinstallations. It is a place that is marked by a community that disarms shame and judgment, and promotes Tom’s message of encouraging respect, acceptance and love through art. Curated by Joakim Andreasson.
Select work from the exhibition: TOM OF FINLAND, Untitled, 1977, Hand made rug, Wool, 170 x 240 cm (67 × 94.5 in)