Galerie Coucou presents ‘Rübe und Stapel’: a duo exhibition by Anna Holzhauer and Charlotte Mumm.

Anna Holzhauer, Charlotte Mumm: ‘Rübe und Stapel’
19 March – 19 April 2019
Galerie Coucou, Kassel

Surfaces, lines and colors merge into a multi-layered conglomerate.

Anna Holzhauer and Charlotte Mumm are showing new works, which they have specially developed for the exhibition ‘Rübe und Stapel’ at Galerie Coucou. With a carefully composed interplay of ceramic reliefs, paintings and site-specific installations, they question simultaneously the boundaries between space, surface and the body as well as intrinsic values and outer conceptions.
A voluminous yellow convex form sticks its material presence towards the visitor and creates a confronting view. And in doing so discloses a different spatial dimension. This phenomenon repeats itself on different levels and tangible media like the multi-dimensional ceramic objects, reclusive but haptic paintings and structures made out of dried sliced potatoes and French fries. Experimental, sprawling structures offer the stage for sensual references to other spatial and painterly works in the exhibition. All the works in "Rübe und Stapel" have an odd somatic but solitary appearance. Every step, every glance and every thought can shift the existing spatial spectrum and creates a thought game of being and becoming.

Anna Holzhauer studied Fine Arts with Prof. Alf Schuler at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and was a Master Student in 2009. Her works have been shown in various solo and group exhibitions, such as Märkisches Museum Witten, Galerie January in Bochum, Kasseler Kunstverein, Wanqi Art Center Dehua (China), Flottmannhallen Herne and FAK (Förderverein aktuelle Kunst) Münster. Amongst others she received the Georg Meistermann Scholarship, Artist in Residence Scholarship Dehua, China and in 2018 the Sponsorship Prize of the Darmstadt Secession. Anna Holzhauer is also a lecturer at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel since 2013.

Charlotte Mumm is living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She studied Fine Arts at Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany and graduated in 2008 as Master Student of Professor Urs Lüthi.Her work has been exhibited in Germany and internationally. To name a few: Galerie Tanit in Munich, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Kasseler Kunstverein, Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin. Awards and Residencies include e.g. fellowship for the European project ‘The Spur’ at Sputnik Oz in Bratislava (Slovakia), the Saari Residency fellowship from the Kone Foundation (Finland), and a working grant given by the Ministry of Culture Lower Saxony (Germany).
In 2018 she was s awarded the Werkstattpreis of the Art Foundation Erich Hauser in Rottweil (Germany), and a Sundaymorning@EKWC working grant (Netherlands).

Galerie Coucou, founded in 2008, has developed into one of the leading names in the cultural life of Kassel in Germany. Current artistic positions of young as well as established artists are shown in group and solo exhibitions. For this, the gallery Coucou was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Kassel.