ZiF Art


Artist: Friederike Feldmann (Berlin, GER)
Exhibition: 1 March – 30 June 2022

Lectures by Oliver Elser (Frankfurt a.M., GER) and Thibaut de Ruyter (Berlin, GER) with discussion (in the presence of the artist): 8 May 2022, 3 p.m.

From early March, a mural by the Berlin artist Friederike Feldmann will be on view at the ZiF. With her work, Friederike Feldmann is on an exploration of the borderlands between painting and drawing; time and again, she expands the image into an experience of space. The line has always played an important role in her work, and the examination of colour is often literally inscribed in the texture of the paintings.

The painting developed for the upper foyer of the ZiF is inspired by impressions that Friederike Feldmann gathered during her stay at the ZiF from March to June 2021. During this time, Feldmann was intensively occupied with the architecture of the ZiF, which dates back to the early 1970s and can be assigned stylistically to the era of Brutalism. The representatives of this style believed that modern industrialised societies needed art that was as powerful as possible. They should experience a "spiritual liberation, be made to see, and experience sensuality instead of commerce". This is also expressed in the underlying French word "brut" in that it means not only "raw" but also "rough", "coarse", " harsh" or "honest".

From 2008-2012, Friederike Feldmann was a professor of painting at Kunsthochschule Kassel, and since 2012 she has been a professor of painting at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.

Further Information:


The exhibition is regularly accessible during the ZiF's main working hours (Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00 to 15:30 and Fridays from 9:00 to 14:00). During ongoing conferences, the ZiF is also open beyond these hours. For more information, please contact the Tagungsbüro.

Registration at the conference office is required for participation: zif-conference-office@uni-bielefeld.de

Mouth-nose protection must be worn in the ZiF premises.

Link to a livestream of the lectures on May 8th via Zoom: https://uni-bielefeld.zoom.us/j/67256610229?pwd=UkNvbDJFckhKQlhzdzV2eCtZM2ZjUT09