Martin
Dammann

Martin Dammann
Exhibition view - En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 15.01-18.03.17
Unique artwork
© Rebecca Fanuele

Martin Dammann
Exhibition view - En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, 15.01-18.03.17

Martin Dammann
"Schuld" Exhibition view at Galerie in situ, Paris, 2016
Galerie In Situ-Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
"Schuld" Exhibition view at Galerie in situ, Paris, 2016

Martin Dammann
"Schuld" Exhibition view at Galerie in situ, Paris, 2016

Martin Dammann
"Schuld" Exhibition view at Galerie in situ, Paris, 2016

Martin Dammann
"Schuld" Exhibition view at Galerie in situ, Paris, 2016

Martin Dammann
Nichts als Wasser, 2016
Watercolor and pencil on paper
119 x 140 cm ( 130 x 151 cm framed )
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015
Unique artwork
© Annette Kradisch

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Exhibition views "Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult", Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany, 2015

Martin Dammann
Männer ins Meer / Lemminge , 2015
Watercolor on hardoard
161 x 230,5 cm ( 171 x 240,5 cm framed )
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 05, 2014
Pencil on hardboard
42 x 29 cm unframed
Unique artwork
Non signé

Martin Dammann
Dieses Feuer, 2014
Watercolor on paper
143 x 235 cm framed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014
Watercolor on paper
137 x 200 cm framed
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014

Martin Dammann
Schmetterling, 2014

Martin Dammann
Aus dem über heraus 13, 2014
Pencil and watercolor on hardboard
143 x 192 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 04, 2014
Pencil and watercolor on hardboard
70 x 50 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 13, 2014
Pencil and watercolor on hardboard
43,5 x 57 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 11, 2014
Pencil and watercolor on hardboard
50 x 70 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 02, 2014
Pencil on hardboard
70 x 100 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Zeichnung 07, 2014
Pencil and watercolor on hardboard
70 x 50 cm unframed
Unique artwork

Martin Dammann
Eskapade, 2013
Pen on paper
161 x 105,5 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Mining in despair, 2013
Watercolor and pencil on paper
175 x 245 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Links Rechts, 2013
Watercolors, pastel and pencil on paper
143 x 245 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Im Garten, 2013
Watercolor on paper
68,5 x 100 cm with frame
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Die Phantasmagorie von der Kindheit, 2013
Watercolor on paper
128 x 180 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Was bleibt, 2012
Watercolor and pencil on paper
144 x 142 cm
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Im Licht, 2011
Watercolor on paper, framed
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Kleine Lüge, 2010
Watercolor on paper, framed
127 x 177 cm
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Im Dickicht, 2010
Watercolor on paper, framed
186 x 263 cm
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Dazzled, 2010
Watercolor on paper, aluminum frame
76 x 128 cm
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Freiland, 2010
Light-jet print sur Alu-dibond, encadrement aluminium
222 x 154 cm
Edition of 5 ex
Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Hutte, 2009
Watercolor on paper, frame
145 x 221 cm
Unique artwork
Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Soldier Studies / Zeichnungen (Drawings), 2007
Light-Jet print on dibond, aluminum frame
57,4 x 76,8 cm
Edition of 5 ex
Galerie In Situ / fabienne leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Explosion 7, 2006
light jet print - off aluminium
86 x 133 cm
Exemplaire N° 3 + 2 E.A
Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris

Martin Dammann
Kleine Liege, 2003
Watercolor on paper
115 x 154 cm
Unique artwork
l'artiste & In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

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Born in 1965, Martin Dammann lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Martin Dammann directs his attention towards the multifaceted and often contradictory relationships of pictures to that which they depict, and thus to that which they (the pictures) themselves are not. These relationships are particularly palpable when the contents of the pictures prove to be difficult, or even encumbered. The latter is the case, for example, with war photography, which has come to serve as an important point of departure in Dammann's works. Dammann uses such photos in a large number of media, whether in his large-scale watercolours, drawings or photographic works, but also in videos, frottages and installations. In the process, the individual elements of these works ? the manner of painting, the contents, format and title ? are each emphasized, and their contradictions contrasted with one another, in such a way as to create a kind of balance in which no interpretation alone is any longer capable of uniting all of those elements. The concern is thus less with conveying a message to the viewer; rather, the viewer himself is to be empowered to observe and investigate his own reactions and interpretations of the subjects depicted.

Apart from the structural interest, there is also an interest in what could perhaps be called the ?contentuality? of the works in the narrower sense, in the actual subjects. Here questions of history, identity, authenticity, value systems and clichés come into play. Every one of these categories is understood as part of the pictorial structure. The focus here is less on the presence of photography as a medium, however, than on its inherent emotional or evocative possibilities, which themselves are placed at the viewer's disposal in their functionality.

Solo exhibitions

2016
Martin Dammann, galerie In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2015
Zum Resultat beruhigter Tumult, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Allemagne
Weiter weg, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

2014
Mit dem Rücken zur Wand, Märkisches Museum Witten, Allemagne
Aus Dem Über Heraus, Kunstsaele, Berlin
Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
in Situ HORS LES MURS, Atelier Rouart, Paris

2013
Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
in Situ HORS LES MURS, Atelier Rouart, ParisDonation Florence et Daniel Guerlain?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Goodbye Paradise ? Landschaftsbilder gestern und heute?, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany
Spur der Steine?, Alte Feuerwache, Kulturhaus Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Ankäufe von 2007 bis 2011, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Bremer Schule, ESSEN UND TRINKEN IM MUSEUM, Berlin, Germany

2011
Gegen über, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin (10/09-29/10/11)
Frauen, Galerie in situ / fabienne leclerc, Paris

2009
Martin Dammann, Malerei-Zeichnung, Kunstverein Konstanz
Soldier Studies and Neue Malerei, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Martin Dammann - Gemalde, Aquarelle, Fotografien, Videos, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany

2008
Zwei Totale, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

2007
Repromancer, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg

2006
Collecting militaria gives you something to talk about, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2005
Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna
erdeutschland, Galerie Barbara Thumm
Vanishing Point2, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

2002
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

1998
Transmission, Espace des Arts, Chalon sur Saone, France
BlitzLicht, Kunstruimte, Berlin

1996
Galerie Herold, Bremen

1995
Galerie 21, St. Petersburg/Russia

Group Exhibitions

2017
En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2015
Fire and Forget. On Violence, Kunstwerke Berlin, Germany
The Beast and the Sovereign, MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
BER-DTM-HNL – Fasten your seatbelts, HMKV, Dortmund, Germany

2014
Emotionsräume, Kunstverein Talstraße, Halle/Saale, Germany
Kunst Oberschwaben 20. Jahrhundert – 1970 bis heute, Schloss Achberg, Achberg, Germany
Adelaide festival, Adelaide, Australie
DER KUBIST MARCEL DUCHAMP MAG NICHT MALEN, curated by Michael Müller, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2013
Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Goodbye Paradise – Landschaftsbilder gestern und heute, Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany
Spur der Steine, Alte Feuerwache, Kulturhaus Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Nur hier, Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der BRD Ankäufe von 2007-2011, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn, Germany
Bremer Schule, ESSEN UND TRINKEN MUSUEM, Berlin, Germany
Artistes de la galerie, In Situ fabienne leclerc, Paris

2012
Liebe, Tod und Teufel, Von der Heydt kunsthalle, Wupertal-Barmen, Germany

2011
Art/Système/Poésie, galerie In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2010
A Generation, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel.
State of the union, Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin

2009
Biennale Venezia 53rd International Art Exhibition
Pabellon de la Urgencia, Murcia. The Fear Society, curated by Jota Castro

2008
Wilde Signale, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland, ZKM Karlsruhe, curated by Gregor Jansen & Thomas Thiel
4. Triennale zeitgenössischer Kunst Oberschwaben - Palais Thurn and Taxis, Bregenz, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
Hängung #2 - Malerei, Museum Kunstwerk, Sammlung Alison and Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen

2007
Between the Two Deaths,  ZKM, Karlsruhe, curated by Felix Ensslin and Ellen Blumenstein inSITU, Paris
Malkunst 2. Aktuelle Malerei in Berlin, Fondazione Mudima, Milano
Männerfantasien, Chung King Project, Los Angeles, curated by Ellen Blumenstein

2006
I walk the lines, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Berlin Tendenzen, La Capella - Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona
SPEED, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2006/07
VAC - Coleccion Valencia Arte Contemporaneo, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

2005
Trial of Power, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin curated by Maik Schlr>
Richtig Wichtig, PACT, Amsterdam
Waters and Watercolours, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

2004
Foreign Affairs Berlin, Tent Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
From Above, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

2003
Video Programme, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2001
Pandaemonium, The Lux Centre, London/GB
Einsiedler, Vorhend, Museum Folkwang, Essen

2000
No Vacancies, Galerie Barbara Thumm/Angelika Richter, Berlin
ExperimentalProjects, PS 1, New York

1999
Kunstwerke e.V., Berlin
Kunstbank, Berlin (mit Juan Carlos Robles)
art club berlin, Berlin and AUbase art space, New York
View, Galerie Eigen & Art, Berlin

1998
Sub Fiction, 3. Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz
Blockbuster, Kunst + Technik, Berlin
Between, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporay Art, Florida, USA

1997
Hybrid Work Space, Documenta X, via Luxus Contemporary, 27./28. 9.1997
Kunst + Technik, Berlin
11 Videos, Dogenhaus Projekte, Berlin
L'immagine leggera, Videofestival, Palermo/Italy
14. Kasseler Dokumentar- und Videofestival, Kassel
Medienpaket, of ZKM Karlsruhe for the Goethe Institute

1996
Cluster Images Werkleitz Biennale, Werkleitz
Die 50 besten, Video Award of ZKM Karlsruhe
Digitale 96, Photokina/Kunsthochschule fien, Cologne
Auswahl 7. Marler Videopreis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl

1995
Pearls Vol. II, Stiftung Starke, Berlin
Dirty Windows Gallery, Berlin

1994
Ars Grafinova,Ostrobothnian Museum, Vaasa/Finland
Werkstattgalerie Hohentorsheerstraße, Bremen (with Udo Steinmann)

Publications / Catalogs

2012
Liebe, Tod und Teufel, Von der Heydt kunsthalle, Wupertal-Barmen, Germany

2011
Art/Système/Poésie, galerie In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2010
A Generation, (exh.cat.) Petach Tikva Museum, p.28-29.
Soldier Studies in Dorade N°2, p.32-39
A Generation (exh.cat.), Petach Tikva Museum of Art, p.29-26

2009
Family Jewels (exh.cat), Conny Becker for Galerien der Stadt Esslingen in cooperation with Bongout (Eds.), Esslingen am Neckar, 2009
Sabrina Rullert: Recklinghausen: Kunstlerische Transformation der Vergangenheit, in: art Das Kunstmagazin online, 30.07.2009

2008
Verunklaerte Totale, in: Der Standard, 18.09.2008
Nicole Scheyerer: Landschaften mit unheilvollem Himmel,in: Die Presse, 11.09.2008
Vertrautes Terrain - aktuelle Kunst in & uber Deutschland, (exh.cat.), ZKM Karlsruhe
Haengung #2 - Malerei, (exh.cat.), Museum Kunstwerk, Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen

2007
between two deaths (exh.cat.), Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin (Eds.), ZKM Karlsruhe and Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2007
Klaus Held: Das Leben ist eine Geister-Mall,Regioartline Kunstmagazin, 29.05.07
Malkunst 2. Aktuelle Malerei in Berlin, exhib.cat, Edizioni Mudima, Mailand, 2007
Repromancer. Malerei - Fotografie - Video/ Painting - Photography- Video(exh. cat.), Kunstverein Arnsberg, 2007

2006
Ellen Blumenstein: Le fantasme de Berlin, in: artpress 2, Aug.-Sept.-Okt. 2006
Judith Borowski: Gut gemalt: Unsichtbares im Foto, in: Financal Times Deutschland, 12.05.2006
Berlin Tendenzen, (exhib.cat.),La Capella - Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona 2006

2005
Petra Henninger: Das Eigenleben der Bilder, in: artnet Magazin, 06.06.2005
Trial of Power (exh. cat.), Hrsg: Maik Schluter, Revolver - Archiv fur aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, 2005

2003
Martin Conrads: Krieg in Wasserfarben - Martin Dammann überrascht mit Aquarellen, in: Zitty 5/2003, p. 72/73
Karl Heinrich, Aus den Galerie - Galerie Barbara Thumm, in: Die Welt, 21.02.2003, p. 34
Ulrich Clewing: Dem Echo folgen - Aquarelle von Martin Dammann in der Galerie Barbara Thumm, in: Tagesspiegel, 22.02.2003

2001
IBM-Kunstpreis Neue Medien, Kunstsammlung Gera (ed.),
Essay by Christian Janecke: Ziel und Spur von Bildern - Zur Eagle-Serie von Martin Dammann, p, 10-17
Museum Folkwang Essen (ed.): Martin Dammann, from the exhibition series Einsiedler - Voruebergehend
Jörg Bartel: Zeitgenossen und Dickköpfe, in: Neue Ruhr Zeitung, 14.03.2001
Bodo Mrozek: Die Optik des Krieges, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 08.10.2001

Videography

2006
Collecting militaria gives you something to talk about, DVD, 17 min 10 sec

2003
Treffen (Touching), DVD, 40 min.
Abgang (Descent), loop, DVD, 1 min.

2002
Jonas, loop, DVD, 16 sec.

2001
Moved, loop, S-VHS

2000
InTV (Jamie Shea shows us us something), loop, S-VHS

1999
Where, loop, S-VHS
What I always wanted to say about arts and society, S-VHS Docklands, loop, S-VHS

1998
Rescription/..., several loops, S-VHS
Blitzlicht (FlashLight), installation, 6 tapes, S-VHS
Mhenluft, 10 min. S-VHS

1997
mark X, loop, S-VHS
Flat Spinn, installation, 2 tapes, S-VHS
Morse Code, 1 - 7 tapes, S-VHS
L'etat lucide, installation, 1-5 tapes, S-VHS
TeleBall, loop, S-VHS

1996
High Flown Visions, installation, 5 - 7 tapes, VHS
I once saw a film with Paul Newman, 4.07 min, Betacam SP Sedimentation/Film 1, 7.12 min, S-VHS

1994
Virillium Boys (in cooperation with Udo Steinmann), 9.10 min, VHS

Awards/ Grants

2002 Else-Heiliger-Stipendium, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
1999 working grant of the Senate of Berlin
1997 DAAD - Jahrestipendium, London
1995 NaFöG (Postgraduate Award of the City of Berlin)

 

 

 

  • Martin Dammann : Fremde Freunde
    Martin Dammann : Fremde Freunde

    Skarabaeus, February 2010