Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present the group show MELENCOLIA. The exhibition showcases new and important works by both gallery artists as well as carefully selected other positions, including Jean-Marie Appriou, Omar Ba, Martin Boyce, Joe Bradley, Valentin Carron, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Verne Dawson, David Deutsch, Carroll Dunham, Melanie Ebenhoch, Koichi Enomoto, Sam Falls, Louisa Gagliardi, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Tobias Pils, Liesl Raff, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Ugo Rondinone, Dieter Roth, Athi-Patra Ruga, Steven Shearer, Josh Smith, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Uman, and Franz West. The exhibition title is a reference to Eva Presenhuber's first major group show of the same name, which she curated in 1988 at the Vienna gallery of the pioneering Austrian gallerist Grita Insam (born 1931 and died 2011 in Vienna, AT). In turn, this title paid homage to Albrecht Dürer's iconic engraved master print Melencolia I (1514) which depicts an enigmatic and somber winged female as the personification of human melancholy. The exhibited works touch upon the complexity and depth of this sentiment.
Press release courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber.