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April 27, 2010 by Ellie

Michael Craig-Martin, ART (red), 2010, 122 x 122cm, acrylic on aluminium. © The artist, Courtesy Gagosian GalleryMichael Craig-Martin, ART (red), 2010, 122 x 122cm, acrylic on aluminium. © The artist, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Opening 30th April 2010, 6-8pm

Coinciding with Berlin’s Gallery Weekend (30th April – 2nd May 2010) Galerie Haas & Fuchs are showing current works by 26 artists that all have one thing in common: they studied under Michael Craig-Martin at Goldsmiths College in London, and many still articulate the enormous influence of Craig-Martin on their artistic development. As an influential art lecturer and internationally acclaimed artist he has selected and brought together for Galerie Haas & Fuchs works by, amongst others, Damien Hirst, Glenn Brown, Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst, Fiona Rae, Angela Bulloch, Julian Opie, Gary Hume and Thomas Demand.

Based upon the fundamentals learnt at Goldsmith’s, Craig-Martin’s former students all work in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture, photography, sound and installation as well as computer film. Their work is characterized both by austerity and concept, whilst also being incredibly sensory, physical and direct. Many works deal thematically with a fascination in pushing boundaries.

Sarah Lucas NUD (24), 2010, Tights, fluff, wire, 45 x 35 x 45 cm, Unique, Photo by Julian Simmons; © Sarah Lucas, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, LondonSarah Lucas NUD (24), 2010, Tights, fluff, wire, 45 x 35 x 45 cm, Unique, Photo by Julian Simmons; © Sarah Lucas, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

The exhibition at Galerie Haas & Fuchs offers an impression of the current practice of the assembled artists: a medicine cabinet by Damien Hirst, a light based wall piece by Angela Bulloch, a minimal gloss on aluminum painting by Gary Hume. Julian Opie presents one of his recent computer generated animations, Sarah Lucas exhibits a body sculpture on a plinth and Fiona Rae shows one of her large abstract works on canvas.

Damien Hirst, In Search of Knowledge, 2007, Stainless steel and glass with plaster, metal and resin pills, 120.3 x 180.3 x 10.2 cm, Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst. All rights reserved, DACS 2010Damien Hirst, In Search of Knowledge, 2007, Stainless steel and glass with plaster, metal and resin pills, 120.3 x 180.3 x 10.2 cm, Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst. All rights reserved, DACS 2010

Participating artists:

Johannes Albers, Tony Bevan, Glenn Brown, Angela Bulloch, Mat Collishaw, Jessica Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Peter Davies, Thomas Demand, Angus Fairhurst, Liam Gillick, Mathew Hale, Damien Hirst, Paul Hosking, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Martin Maloney, Lisa Milroy, Julian Opie, Simon Patterson, Richard Patterson, Fiona Rae, Michael Raedecker, Michael Craig-Martin

A book with an essay by Michael Craig-Martin accompanies the exhibition.

Gary Hume, In the Underarm, 2010, Gloss paint on aluminium, 184 x 150 cm © the artist, Photo: Stephen WhiteGary Hume, In the Underarm, 2010, Gloss paint on aluminium, 184 x 150 cm © the artist, Photo: Stephen White

Wachstum, 2010, Stone, cardboard box, display, 167 x 67 x 60 cm, ©Johannes Albers. Photo by Marcus Schneidergrowth