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Quadratisch – Praktisch – Kunst
The Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection at Ketterer Kunst Berlin

24 February to 4 May 2024


Exhibition opening: Friday, 23 February, 6 p.m.


Ketterer Kunst, Fasanenstraße 70, 10719 Berlin


The guest exhibition at Ketterer Kunst Berlin units a bunch of first-class works from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection.

On display are 48 paintings, reliefs and sculptures by 47 renowned artists, selected according to historical and aesthetic criteria. They span over one hundred years of geometric-abstract art in concentrated form. The earliest work in the show, a suprematist sketch by Kazimir Malevich, is also the oldest work in the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection. The small, delicate drawing from 1915 is shown in one room together with other gems of the artistic avant-garde, including pictures by representatives of the Bauhaus and the De Stijl group.

The exhibition also includes highlights of concrete art, op art and kinetics through to exciting new positions on the theme of the square. Contemporary art is represented by works by Vera Molnar, Gerhard Richter and Esther Stocker, among others. In addition to these pieces and the early constructivist art, the large-format paintings by Josef Albers and Piero Dorazio as well as an impressive circular painting by artist Leon Polk Smith are particular highlights of the exhibition.

Participating Artists:

Marc Adrian, Josef Albers, Sonja Alhäuser, Enrico Bach, Willi Baumeister, Bettina Blohm, Carl Buchheister, Erich Buchholz, Max Burchartz, Antonio Calderara, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Theo van Doesburg, Piero Dorazio, Ángel Duarte, Lajos d' Ébneth, Vasilij Dmitrievich Ermilov, Alexandra Exter, Otto Freundlich, Hans Geipel, Karl Gerstner, Raimund Girke, Hans Jörg Glattfelder, Camille Graeser, Marcia Hafif, Vilmos Huszár, El Lissitzky, Richard Paul Lohse, Kasimir Malewitsch, Almir Mavignier, Vera Molnar, Marcello Morandini, François Morellet, Aurélie Nemours, Haleh Redjaian, Gerhard Richter, Karl Peter Röhl, Peter Roehr, Bernhard Sandfort, Kurt Schwitters, Leon Polk Smith, Esther Stocker, Nikolaj Suetin, Timm Ulrichs, Grazia Varisco, Victor Vasarely, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart