Art meets the young future –
Rolf Behme inspires pupils to engage in creative exchange

Einbeck, January 23rd, 2024

Art met education in a unique way when the Hildesheim artist Rolf Behme guided 55 pupils from the art performance courses at the Paul-Gerhardt-Schule in Dassel and the tenth grade at the Goetheschule Einbeck through his fascinating exhibition "beziehungsweise n" (“relation ways”). The exhibition is on display as part of the "Kunst im BiT" series at the KWS Biotechnikum in Einbeck until February.

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, art lovers are cordially invited to visit the finissage at the Biotechnikum on the KWS premises in Einbeck from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibition by Rolf Behme

Art in the BiT student visit to Rolf Behme's "beziehungsweise n"; Photos: Liam Adolph; use permitted for editorial contributions via KWS, provided the source is acknowledged. Commercial distribution to third parties is not permitted

The pupils had the rare opportunity to meet the artist in person on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, to talk to him and gain a unique glimpse behind the scenes of his creative processes. Rolf Behme not only took the time to answer questions, but also encouraged the young art enthusiasts to complete a creative task designed to deepen their understanding of the themes of his works.

The exhibition "beziehungsweise n" presents a captivating selection of Behme's works, which are characterized by their profound examination of different forms of relationships and their facets. From intense color compositions to abstract forms, the exhibition transports visitors into a world of multi-layered interpretations and encourages them to reflect on the complexity of interpersonal connections.

Hildesheim artist Rolf Behme explores the theme of relationships in various artistic media such as painting, photography and sculpture. In particular, he addresses the symbolism of chairs, which represent human behavior and interpersonal interactions. The chairs are interpreted as symbols of attitudes towards the world, with their design also being seen as a status symbol.

In his photo series "Relations", Behme shows chairs in various settings that offer room for personal interpretation. The exhibition also looks at the subject in a sculptural way, with steel chairs representing human characteristics and alluding to the progression of relationships over time.

Rolf Behme's painterly work, in particular the triptych " Wahnsinn" (Madness), reflects the madness of war in general and current armed conflicts, and calls for an improvement in views and interpersonal relationships.

The artist's connection to KWS is reflected in beet sculptures that represent the KWS sugar beet in the KWS Orange.

KWS supports artists by giving them the opportunity to exhibit their works in the Biotechnikum, emphasizing the importance of free space for art and science.

Rolf Behme's exhibition in the rooms of the Biotechnikum ends on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Art lovers are cordially invited to visit the finissage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to talk to the artist in person and enjoy his works on the premises.

„beziehungsweise n“ – Rolf Behme

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