Blanc de Blancs
19.03.2022 – 08.05.2022
The blank page of a book as a new beginning, a white dove as a symbol of peace, Buddhist monks wearing white in mourning. Purity, innocence, infinity, perfection, quiet, emptiness, cool. Rarely is any colour as laden with meaning as the colour white.
Blanc de Blancs – connoisseurs of wine use this term for a white wine pressed exclusively from white grapes. Blanc de Blancs also refers to the complex significance of this colour.
Snow falls behind the mountains, an exhibition curated by Berlin artist Gregor Hildebrandt in Copenhagen, serves as the starting point for Blanc de Blancs, to which Villa Schöningen added several other artistic positions. Now, Villa Schöningen presents 54 works of art by 38 contemporary artists. As much as these works differ from one another, they all share one formal criterion: they engage with the colour white. With this achromatic colour that signifies not only reduction but complexity.
Curated by Sonia González and Gregor Hildebrandt