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Nanne Meyer
Making Plans

27 April to 14 June 2023

Road profile map for cyclists, 2008, pencil on map, 32 x 41 cm

„Nanne Meyer has been working with maps, atlas pages and city plans for about 20 years. In their function, meaning and aesthetics, they form the foundation for the question of one’s own orientation in the world … The artist frees cartography consisting of surfaces, lines, colours, signatures and symbols from their interpretation of content … Depending on the state of science and political as well as social interests, maps of the country and the world have always been an attempt to grasp, explain and divide up the world order“. (Barbara Nierhoff-Wielk, in: Meyers Handatlas. Nanne Meyer in the Liebermann Studio, Walther König, Cologne 2018, unpag.)

„For her, drawing is coupled with a living process of seeing, experiencing and reflecting on experienced or imagined realities, which is reflected in thematically connected groups of works. This always involves, at least indirectly, the questioning and illustration of the ‚pictorial‘ possibilities of drawing itself.“ (Andreas Schalhorn, in: Je mehr ich zeichne – Zeichnung als Weltentwurf, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, DuMont, Cologne 2010, p. 86)

Solo exhibitions among others: 1989 Kunsthalle Nürnberg; 1998 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; 1999 Kunsthalle Winterthur; 2004 Kunsthalle Bremen; 2005 Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; 2014 Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; 2018 Max Liebermann Haus der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Berlin; 2019 Kunstmuseum Bonn; 2022 Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg.

Awards among others: 1982 DAAD scholarship, London 1982-1983; 1986 Villa Massimo Prize, Rome 1986-1987; 1989 drawing scholarship, Nuremberg; 2013 NRW Female Artist Prize for Drawing; 2014 Hannah Höch Prize of the State of Berlin.

Collections among others: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf; Museum für Kunst und Design, Nuremberg; Kunsthalle Bremen, Kupferstichkabinett; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kupferstich-Kabinett; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett.

Dangerous ascents, 2015, acrylic on map, 63,5 x 49,5 cm