25 July – 29 August 2020
10 – 12 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Site-specific installation at Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Seattle
11 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Suzanne Hudson, World of Art: Contemporary Painting, Thames & Hudson
Olomouc Triennale 2020: The Universal, curated by Gina Renotière
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
11 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Undo Things Done Exhibition Tour
Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
26 July – 9 September 2020
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Simon Gowing
Director: Patrick Armstrong
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
The Class on Prophecy Has Been Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
14 November – 19 December 2009, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Tanya Leighton is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in Germany by Berlin-based artist, Gregor Hylla (b. 1971 Offenburg, Germany), with a performance during the opening preview by Voin de Voin (b. 1978 Sofia, Bulgaria).
Following his recent site-specific project at Smaragd Bar in Wedding, Berlin ('Get a Knife Between Your Teeth', 2009), Hylla has conceived a new work for the gallery’s curvilinear walls, creating one of his largest wall paintings to date. This will be presented alongside new and recent oil paintings on canvas, under the title ‘The Class On Prophecy Has Been Cancelled Due To Unforeseen Circumstances’. Hylla’s unique approach and specific attitude combines geometric abstraction and Colour Field painting with an unmistakable influence of Constructivism. Solid fields of bold optimistic colour characterize the paintings; surfaces are bisected with geometric lines and calculated dissections and disruptions to explore new spatial possibilities.
Born in 1971 in Offenburg, Germany, Gregor Hylla lives and works in Berlin and attended the Universität der Künste Berlin where he studied architecture. He had a solo presentation with Tanya Leighton Gallery at Liste 09 in Basel, as well as an off-site three-day exhibition at Smaragd Bar, Wedding, during the Berlin Art Fair weekend. He has exhibited internationally, with work featured in the following group exhibitions: Modern Modern (curated by Pati Hertling. Including Dirk Bell, Isa Genzken, Sergej Jensen, Paulina Olowska, Elizabeth Peyton, and others), Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009); freier Fall, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2009); Experimenta FOLKLORE, Kunstverein Frankfurt (2008). His work was included in the very first Berlin Biennale, HSC 3D in 1998. Forthcoming exhibitions include: Eckpunkt, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover (2009) and Unresolved, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (curated by Pavel Büchler, 2009).