Every Truth has Four Corners is an exhibition featuring a selection of works from among nearly one thousand objects making up the collection of Volker Diehl, a Berlin-based art dealer and co-founder of the international Art Forum Berlin fair.
The four selected threads – A Singular View, The Minimal Mind, Building a Constructed World and Fetish and Fantasy – focus on post-war and contemporary works gradually included in the collection throughout Diehl’s life. In collaboration with Volker Diehl, Mark Gisbourne, the curator of the exhibition and one of the most recognisable and respected curators and art historians in Europe, has created an extraordinary story featuring outstanding works of art from all over the world, including a large section representing the Russian, German and Asian art scenes. However, this is not a typical presentation of a private collection, but a multi-level story whose starting point and motto is the quote from Confucius.
The exhibition is conceived in a way that encourages reflection on Diehl’s unique, international perspective, ranging from his passion for minimalist and conceptual constructions, to the powerful proclivities of fetishism and the fantastical. Although the selected areas do not reveal all the paths of the collector’s visual interests, they embody the dominant trends in the development of the collection and Diehl’s sense of intellectual inquiry. As both a collector and gallery owner with a strong background in art history, Volker Diehl (b. 1957) has always believed in the immediate interrelationship between personal commitments of self-acquisition and the commercial or transactional side of the art business. This was evident in the crucial role he played in the founding of the ART FORUM Berlin art fair in 1996, and as its subsequent administrative director. Since his time as a personal assistant to Christos Joachimides and Norman Rosenthal during the now famous ZEITGEIST exhibition in Berlin (1982), he has developed a vein of individualism and collector acquisition. Every Truth has Four Corners is the next exhibition in OP ENHEIM presenting world art collections that was launched in 2019.
artists: Marc Adrian, AES + F, Martin Assig, Blue Noses, Martin Borowski, Sergej Bratkov, KP Brehmer, Killlian Breier, Hal Busse, Zofia Butrymowicz, Carmen Calvo, Olga Chernysheva, Jhonny LHerisson Cineus, Simon English, Amélie Esterházy, Constantin Flondor, Thomas Florschuetz, Nadine Fortilus, Hermann Goepfert, Ivan Gorshkov, Claudia Hart, Susan Hefuna, Marta Hoepffner, Zhang Huan, Ritzi & Peter Jacobi, Minjung Kim, Shigeko Kubota, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Heinz Mack, Alexander Maximov, Christian Megert, Boris Mikhai- lov, Christiane Möbus, Vlad Monroe, Paul Neagu, Lev Nussberg, Viktor Novatzki, Jolanta Owidzka, Aidan Salakhova, Gregor Schneider, Sudarshan Shetty, Alexey Shulgin, Turi Simeti, Ioana Maria Sisea, Tomoko Takahashi, Richard Tuttle, Grazia Varisco, Jef Verheyen, Herman De Vries, Günter Weseler, Tom Wesselmann