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ANOTHER CRITERIA
  Curated  by   Javier  RAMIREX


         Opening  Reception:  SATURDAY   September 15th   6 - 10 pm


            September 15th  -  October 6th,   2012

Grazyna ADAMSKA-JARECKA -  Marion DESCAMPS - Fabian FREESE 
 Kristina SRETKOVA- Monika JURKIEWICZ - Martina MALAVASI - Leny MEULENDIJKS 

Kristin Johanne BERG - Barbara  PALKA-WINEK - Jacquline POLITIS - Leni SMORAGDOVA
   Boris FAUSER - Javier  RAMIREX -  Alexandra  TICHA - Monique WOLBERT

Marzia Frozen is pleased to announce an  international  group exhibition of a new generation of artists working today. This will be a group exhibition at MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin, and will feature a selection of  paintings, sculptures, photographs,  performances and videos.
Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century, with the advent of Modern and Postmodern  art forms, distinctions between what is generally regarded as the   fine  arts  and the  low  arts   have started to fade, as contemporary high art continues to challenge these concepts by mixing with   popular  culture.

The predominant term for art produced since the 1950s is  "contemporary  art" . Not all art labeled as contemporary art is postmodern, and the broader term encompasses both artists who continue to work in modernist and  late  modernist traditions, as well as artists who reject postmodernism for other reasons.  Arthur Danto  argues that "contemporary" is the broader term, and that postmodern objects represent a "subsector" of the contemporary movement.Some postmodern artists have made a more distinctive break from the ideas of modern art and there is no consensus as to what is "late-modern" and what is "post-modern." Ideas rejected by the modern aesthetic have been re-established. In painting, postmodernism reintroduced representation.Traditional techniques and subject matter have returned in art. It has even been argued that much of what is called postmodern today, the latest avant-gardism, should still be classified as modern art.


As well as describing certain tendencies of contemporary art, postmodern has also been used to denote a phase of modern  art  This position is adopted by both defenders of modernism such as  Clement  Greenberg, as well as radical opponents of modernism such as Felix Guattari ‚who calls it modernism's "last gasp".The neo-conservative  Hilton Kramer describes postmodernism as "a creation of modernism at the end of its tether."   Jean- Francoise  Lyotard,  in Fredic Jameson's analysis, does not hold that there is a postmodern stage radically different from the period of  high  modernism;  instead, postmodern discontent with this or that high modernist style is part of the experimentation of high modernism, giving birth to new modernisms. In the context of  aesthetics  and  art Jean- Francoise  Lyotard is a major philosopher of postmodernism.
Many critics hold that postmodern art emerges out of modern art. Suggested dates for the shift from modern to postmodern include 1914 in Europe,and 1962 or 1968 in America.  James   Elkins commenting on discussions about the exact date of the transition from modernism to postmodernism, compares it to the discussion in the 1960s about the exact span of  Mannerism and whether it should begin directly after the High Renaissance  or later in the century. He makes the point that these debates go on all the time with respect to art movements and periods, which is not to say that they are not important.The close of the period of postmodern art has been dated to the end of the 1980s, when the word postmodernism lost much of its critical resonance, and art practices began to address the impact of   globalization and  new  media.
American Marxist philosopher Fredric  Jameson   argues that the condition of life and production will be reflected in all activity, including the making of art.
Jean  Baudrillard has had a significant influence on postmodern-inspired art and has emphasised the possibilities of new forms of creativity.The artist Peter Halley   describes his day-glo colours as "hyperealization of real color", and acknowledges Baudrillard as an influence.Baudrillard himself, since 1984, was fairly consistent in his view that contemporary art, and postmodern art in particular, was inferior to the modernist art of the post World War II period, while Jean-François Lyotard praised Contemporary painting and remarked on its evolution from Modern art. Major  Women  artists  in the Twentieth Century are associated with postmodern art since much theoretical articulation of their work emerged from French psychoanalysis and Feminist Theory  that is strongly related to post modern philosophy.


As with all uses of the term postmodern there are critics of its application. Kirk  Varnedoe, for instance, stated that there is no such thing as postmodernism, and that the possibilities of modernism have not yet been exhausted. Though the usage of the term as a kind of shorthand to designate the work of certain Post-war "schools" employing relatively specific material and generic techniques has become conventional since the mid-1980s, the theoretical underpinnings of Postmodernism as an epochal or epistemic division are still very much in controversy.


grazyna
Grazyna ADAMSKA-JARECKA
  Rather Obsession, 
2012
  Acrylic  on canvas
150  x  106 cm





fauser
Boris FAUSER
  Untitled, 
2012
  Acrylic  on canvas
150  x  25 x 30 cm









fabian

Fabian FREESE
  Cuxhaven, 2012
  Digital Print
  58  x 70 cm









kristin
Kristin  SRETKOVA
Fairy Tale, 2010
  Oil on  canvas
100 x 100 cm








monika
Monika  JURKIEWICZ
Zwillinge,  2012
Oil  on  canvas
  40 x 40 cm









malavasi
Martina  MALAVASI
  Bombe,  
2012
  
Acrylic  on  canvas
60 x 50 cm






marion
Marion DEMANS
Médée, 2012
  Acrylic on canvas
  45 x 55 cm






leny

Leny  MEULENDIJKS
The  Marble of  Michelangelo,  2011
  
Oil  on  canvas
40  X 40 cm








kristin

Kristin  Johanne  BERG
Nr. 77, 2012
  Oil on  canvas
  60  x 40 cm








palka

Barbara  PALKA-WINEK
Scream  Phantoms  1, 2008
Mixed media on canvas
70 x 50 cm










ticha
Alexandra  TICHA
My thoughts are blue, 2011
Mixed Media on paper
  30 x 40 cm











monique
Monique  WOLBERT
A  Life  time theather, 2011
Oil on canvas
140 x 120 cm