Gallery for Contemporary Art
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The gallery Semjon Contemporary s|c, founded by Semjon H. N. Semjon in 2011 in Berlin, represents German and international artists from different genres, as i.e. painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, video and performance. The gallery’s contemporary program is presented in solo shows. They are supplemented by other Salon cabinets exhibitions for simultaneous display of works by various artists, the gallery’s resident artists as well as guest artists. Thus artworks by all gallery artists are always to discover.
Besides the main focus of representing the gallery’s artists, Semjon Contemporary is also engaged in projects as i.e. the exhibition »collAGE« (2020) and the drawing exhibition series from 2014 »Lieber Künstler, zeichne mir!/Dear artist, draw for me!«, which addressed the issue of abstraction and figuration with artworks by more than 120 artists (including the majority of the gallery artists), accompanied by two substantial catalogs. In 2017 the exhibition »Penetrating Paper« followed with almost 30 artists..
Another important project realized by Semjon Contemporary were substantial retrospective exhibitions in 2015 and 2021 in all gallery rooms presenting works by Ursula Sax. Also the 2017 retrospective exhibition Fotografie! by Gerda Schütte and in 2018 the exhibition It’s not dark yet by Dittmar Danner aka Krüger. Both retrospective exhibitions (Sax & Schütte) were supplemented by each a differentiated catalog and book, as well as with Gerda Schütte by a comprehensive photo book (the latter published by Kehrer Verlag).
The ressurection of 2019 »Geometrisches Ballett (Hommage á Oskar Schlemmer) « by Ursula Sax, which had its premiere at Radialsystem in 2019, followed by other performances at Festspielhaus Hellerau and various locations. A welcome start for the international reception of Ursula Sax' performative and participatory works. Further plays are planned.
Furthermore, the gallerist is also interested in expanding the radius of the gallery’s activities and organizing events at other locations, i.e. curating solo or group exhibitions with the gallery’s artists or guest artists. The 2015 »LandArt Schlosspark Wagenitz« by Takayuki Daikoku was such major project.
In order to promote the artists’ visibility on the art market, Semjon Contemporary has kept appearing since its existence on local and international art fairs like at Positions Berlin, paper positions (Berlin, Munich), Fotofever Paris, Art Bodensee (AT), Solo Project (Basel), Art Rotterdam, Volta NY, as well as at the beginning at Preview Berlin.
Occasionally, the gallery welcomes the opportunity to undertake an excursion into yet another genre, as with the past Raku exhibition by Cornelia Nagel in November/December 2016, which concentrated on the ceramics by the raku master.
Semjon H. N. Semjon, born in 1962, has studied Art History and Classical Archeology as well as Fine Arts with Georg Baselitz. Since 2011 his artistic practice has gradually turned into a long-term artistic sabbatical.
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The new homepage has been funded in large part by the federal Corona assistance program NEUSTART KULTUR for galleries. Thanks are due to the federal government for its generous support and to the Bundesstiftung Kunstfonds for the organizational implementation of the aid program.