EXHIBITION: 04.03.2018 – 22.04.2018 | OPENING: 04.03.2018, 17:00
”POTSDAM, AMSTERDAM, TEL AVIV” – Ruthi Helbitz Cohen – duo show
LOCATION: Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam e.V., Ulanenweg 9, 14469 Potsdam
Fragility and firmness are characteristic of the work of the two Israeli artists Ruthi Helbitz Cohen (Painting, Installation) and Jehoshua Rozenman (Sculpture), both working in three cities: Potsdam, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.
In Potsdam, they exhibit together for the first time. The tense, location-based staging demands high attention by the viewer. Transformation of female archetypes, birth, violence and death are the big themes of Ruthi Helbitz Cohen. She experiments with coffee, wine and pink softener. Baking paper, tulle and packaging tape are used as image carrier. Cohen was born in 1969 in Israel. In the 1990s she has studied Fine Art and Psychology in Haifa, Jerusalem and at Beit Berl University.
Jehoshua Rozenman’s sculptures initially seem sturdy and metallic hard, wrought wax-glass casting technique. The transparency and color of the glass can be recognized only at second glance. The artist circles around topics like destruction and reconstruction. His architectural structures oscillate between transience and changeability. The artist was born in Tel Aviv in 1955 and studied at the Royal Art Academy of Amsterdam.
The exhibition is curated by Hubertus von der Goltz and Angelika Euchner.
In cooperation with the gallery Helga Hofman, Alphen aan den Rijn and the gallery Fontana, Amsterdam
Dr. Angelika Euchner, Director of Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam e.V.
Tom Maasen, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin
Dr. Christine Eichel, Journalist and Writer, Berlin
Friday, April 6, 2 pm, Tour with Ruthi Helbitz Cohen and Dr. med. Angelika Euchner
Sunday, April 22, 3 pm, Tour with Jehoshua Rozenman and Hubertus von der Goltz