Labyrinths of Love at Osthaus Hagen Museum: Eduard Beckermann – Making the Invisible Visible – September 17, 2022 to January 15, 2023

“Love brings ideas and dangers.” (Henry Mann)

The Osthaus Hagen Museum celebrates the “Labyrinths of Love” by American artist Edward Pekerman with a major solo exhibition.

Labyrinths of Love presents more than 40 works from Beckerman’s legendary “angels” and “guardians” from the 1990s to his recent expressive series “Faces”, “Victories”, “Samurai” and “Labyrinths of Love”. Using dynamic photography, expressive abstraction, themes of spirituality, facts, and elementary universal symbols, the exhibition showcases Beckermann’s talent for storytelling, making the invisible visible. His paintings are inspired, ingenious and divine explorations of the unknown and evocative. He is a contemporary shaman whose mystical abstractions harness powerful raw cosmic energy, the life force of the universe.

New York journalist and author Phoebe Hoban, who has written biographies for artists Alice Neale and Jean-Michel Basquiat, asserts that “the artist Edward Beckerman has always focused on other beings: angels, spirits, mythical lovers, labyrinths, and mystical figures that appear in dreams.”

“Edward Pekerman’s work manipulates different levels of reality and consciousness, giving a glimpse into the worlds between worlds. His work encourages you to look beyond the facade and beneath the surface,” writes Professor Dr. Irene Dom, science and culture journalist, in the foreword to the exhibition’s media catalog.

It is the first solo museum exhibition of Eduard Beckermann’s work in Germany. “The Osthaus Museum Hagen considers itself fortunate to present a solo exhibition of New York painter Edward Beckermann in its rooms,” says Dr. Tayfun Belgin, Director of the Osthaus Museum Hagen. At the same time, it is these mysterious pictorial achievements that motivate us to engage intensely, and even spark discussion, so to speak. In our gallery, he adds, important contributions from almost all photo series in recent years can be seen. “

Born in 1958, Edward Beckerman studied at the Art Students League of New York, which was founded in 1875 and included Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Man Ray, Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keefe and Mark Rothko, and studied Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella. Eduard Pekerman’s works are in the permanent collections of the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs in Moscow and many important private and corporate collections around the world.
More information:

Catalog of scientific articles for Professor d. Irene Dohm, Düsseldorf, among others, editor of w/k magazine – Between Science and Art, and American journalist and author Phoebe Hoban.

The exhibition “Labyrinths of Love” can be viewed from September 17, 2022 to January 15, 2023 at the Museum Osthaus Hagen.

Osthaus Hagen Museum
Museum Square 1
58095 HAGEN

The Osthaus Hagen Museum aims to interest and inspire people in South Westphalia, the Ruhr region and throughout Germany for the Osthaus Museum, its important collection of modern and contemporary art, and its special exhibitions. Therefore, the Osthaus Museum offers high quality accommodation and conveys awareness of art and the foundational role of the viewer in an entertaining and lively way.

Dr Tayfun Belgin, Director of the Osthaus Hagen Museum: “The Osthaus Museum exists to show, based on its very own history and current exhibition practices, that a passionate commitment to art and culture brings joy, creates quality of life, and brings people together. Our museum offers dynamic experiences that illuminate the power and enduring importance of art in today’s global community.”

Photo: Edward Beckerman, rights by ABA Gallery New York
Photo: Edward Beckerman, rights by ABA Gallery New York

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