Art Karlsruhe 2017

Die 14. Ausgabe der art KARLSRUHE präsentiert über 200 internationale Galerien. Seit Anfang an ist die Galerie Obrist bereits auf dieser Messe vertreten. In diesem Jahr finden Sie uns wie zuvor in der Halle 2, Stand E12. Wir zeigen dort: Neue Arbeiten von ARMIN HARTENSTEIN – JÜRGEN JANSEN – JÜRGEN PAAS – DIRK SALZ, Fotografie […]

Kunst 16 Zürich

At the already 22nd edition of established and lively Art fair Kunst Zurich we will show a variety of exciting works by Till Augustin, Marcela Böhm, Jürgen Paas, Dirk Salz and Armin Hartenstein. Following our succesfull group show “Positions” we will also have current works by Norbert Thomas, Ottmar Hörl and Anke Eilergerhaard. In addition […]


The shape of an “empty frame“ is spread out across the middle of the gallery. Through Armin Hartenstein’s “cutout“ a wide landscape in the form of an earthwork-like red-ocher framework comes into view. Now, a discourse between associative seeing (and thinking) about the morphology of landscape and images develops in the current exhibition in our […]

Armin Hartenstein: cutout (2016)

Armin Hartenstein. cutout. 3 September – 1 October, 2016 Opening Reception Friday 2 September, 2016, 7 p.m. The gallery will show new image objects and installations by Armin Hartenstein. In addition to pictorial objects reminiscent of landscape painting we will show current architectural-related works in which surface and space, depth and emptiness build an exciting […]

Armin Hartenstein. cutout.

In September the gallery will show new image objects and installations by Armin Hartenstein. In addition to pictorial objects reminiscent of landscape painting we will show current architectural-related works in which surface and space, depth and emptiness build an exciting balance. The work “Cutout“, a large image surface which one can pass through, was specifically […]

Art Karlsruhe 2016

Messe Karlsruhe in Rheinstetten At this year’s Art Karlsruhe Obrist Gallery will be showing a One Artist Show with Dieter Nuhr and works by Till Augustin, Armin Hartenstein, Jürgen Paas and Dirk Salz. We will present more artists in our cabinet. Art Karlsruhe, H2 / E12 18-21 February, 2016 Karlsruhe Fairground in Rheinstetten


In our first exhibition this year we will show a selection of painting positions of the gallery, including Jürgen Paas’ concrete color archives and figurative paintings by Simone Haack. All participating artists primarily show new and recent works. Marcela Böhm, Simone Haack, Armin Hartenstein, Bodo Korsig, Jürgen Paas, Dirk Salz FAVORITES. January 23 – February […]

Double Exhibition with Armin Hartenstein and Martin Schwenk

The focus of our double exhibition is the dialogue between painting and sculpture: The pictures of Armin Hartenstein meet the plastic works of Martin Schwenk. The Dusseldorf based artists are comparable in their metaphorical view on landscape and nature. Their works are manifests of the unfinished, visualizing the process of its formation. With this exhibition […]

Armin Hartenstein / Martin Schwenk (2015)

Armin Hartenstein / Martin Schwenk 20 June – 29 August, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, 19 June, 2015, 7 p.m. Posts on this exhibition CV Armin Hartenstein CV Martin Schwenk

CONTEXT Art Miami 2014

From upcoming Tuesday the gallery again shows a selection of its programme at CONTEXT Art Miami, booth #E72. For the first time we present works by Armin Hartenstein, Bodo Korsig and Jürgen Paas, and like in 2013 Marcela Böhm und Ted VanCleave. CONTEXT Art Miami, booth #E72 VIP Preview December 2, 2014 General Admission December […]

Kunst 14 Zurich

30 October through 2 November Kunst Zurich will take place again, the only remarkable artfair in Switerland beside Art Basel. This fair is already existing for 20 years, and the jubilee will be celebrated adequately. Galerie Obrist will be showing at booth A1 works by: Till Augustin, Marcela Böhm, Armin Hartenstein, Bodo Korsig, Jürgen Paas […]

WAZ on Sign, Pattern, Ornament

WAZ- Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung published a report by Martina Schürmann on our current exhibition: “Die Bilder werden zur Bühne” (“Images become the stage”) | – Read more HERE! Zeichen – Muster – Ornament (Sign – Pattern – Ornament) Group Show 28 June – 23 August, 2014 Opening Reception 27 June, 2014, 7 p.m.[/lang_en-us]

Sign – Pattern – Ornament

The stronger the artistic autonomy, the more the ornament turns into an accessory part: In the 21st century this rule does not apply anymore, as trend-setting exhibitions by the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and the Fondation Beyeler worked out, that ornament currently resurrects as the carrier of a global pictorial language. Geometric, floral and calligraphic ornaments are […]

Armin Hartenstein: MONTAN

Der Düsseldorfer Künstler Armin Hartenstein zeigt in der Mutter Ey-Straße 5 die Installation MONTAN. Im Zentrum erhebt sich ein aus Flächen zusammengesetztes Raumgebilde. Die zur Schaufensterseite des Galerieraumes hin geöffnete Form ist einerseits eine koloristische Setzung, andererseits kann sie als eine Art Architektur oder Landschaftsformation verstanden werden. Wie Satelliten ziehen um diese zentrale Erhebung herum […]

Armin Hartenstein: Havarie (2012)

Armin Hartenstein. Havary. 26 May to 30 June, 2012 Opening Reception on Friday, 25 May, 7 p.m. More about this exhibition… CV Armin Hartenstein

Art Karlsruhe 2013

10 years of Art Karlsruhe, and for the 10th time Obrist Gallery will be participating! Over this period the fair has become one of the most important artfairs in the German-speaking world: Congratulations to the administration of the fair! This year the gallery has moved to hall 2. With its emphasis on current contemporary positions […]

Kunst 12 Zurich

8-11 November Obrist Gallery is on the Kunst 12 Zurich, which is beside Art Basel the most important artfair in Switzerland. At booth A3 we showcase work by Marcela Böhm, Armin Hartenstein, Dieter Kränzlein, Jürgen Paas and Martin Schwenk. Kunst 12 Zurich November 8 – 11, 2012 Hours: Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m, Friday […]

Armin Hartenstein – Havary

Following our recent Martin Schwenk exhibition, with Armin Hartenstein we present another highly topical sculptor position, despite the fact, that Hartenstein assesses himself as a painter. But this description falls too short: The large-format works take a look at a rock formation in a very sculpural way. The rock formation is separated from its environment, […]

Opening Reception Armin Hartenstein on Friday

We cordially invite you to our upcoming Opening Reception with ARMIN HARTENSTEIN, Friday, 25 May, 2012, 7 p.m., introduction by Bernd Ruzicska. Titled HAVARY we show new works by the Dusseldorf based artist. Our exhibition contains large-size reliefs, which seem to be pictorial models of fictional landscapes, and works from the small-sized series “Mes Amis […]

Armin Hartenstein

WORKS EXHIBITIONS IN THE GALLERY CV Armin Hartenstein 1968 born 1991-97 study at the academy of arts Duesseldorf, master student of Prof. Fritz Schwegler and Prof. Walter Nikkels 2001/02 Scholarship of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg 2009 “new positions”, ArtCologne 2010 National Art Studio of Corea, Changdong, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Corea since 2013 artist run space […]