A cross-section of the work of the Berlin Realist- Peter Sorge (1937-2000)
Galerie Poll opened on 8 October 1968 in a flat in the old building at Niebuhrstrasse 77 in Berlin-Charlottenburg with a solo exhibition of the painter, draughtsman and graphic artist Peter Sorge (1937-2000). To celebrate the anniversary – fifty years later – the gallery is showing “Does sex cause cancer?”, a cross-section of the work of the Berlin ‘Critical Realist’, from 8 September to 3 November 2018.
Inspired by methods used in Pop Art or against the supremacy of Abstract Painting, Sorge “portrayed” the medial impact of the political turmoil of the Sixties in paintings, drawings and graphic prints. Many of his works are multi-field pictures in which he combines seemingly unrelated events. Sometimes they reveal a sharp, immediately discernible commentary, but for the most part Sorge leaves it up to the viewers to draw their own associative ideas about the provocatively composed motifs. His media-critical, awareness-inspiring artworks form a cultural-historically significant chapter in post-war German art. Moreover, in the face of the growing indifference toward the sheer flood of digital images, his art is completely up-to-date.
Fri, 7 Sep, 18.00h – 21.00h
8 Sep 2018 – 3 Nov 2018
Gipsstraße 3, Quergebäude, Parterre, 10119 Berlin-Mitte