EBENDA Now on View at the Beacon Street Gallery!

  • Oct 14, 2021
Keep reading for the full press release from the Brookline Arts Center on EBENDA, on view now at the Beacon Street Gallery!

October 14, 2021

Brookline, MA- The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is thrilled to present EBENDA by Hartmut Austen, a visual dialogue of personal reflection on political and social events. The installation will be on view at the Beacon Street Gallery from Sunday, October 17, 2021, to January 9, 2022.

Hartmut Austen is an Assistant Professor in Painting at Boston College. Upon his arrival to the United States from Germany, Austen exhibited in the 1998 group
exhibition titled VOID at Unfinished Gallery in Williamsburg, New York. His exhibits have since graced several cities including North Little Rock, Minneapolis, Detroit and now Brookline.

What is Ebenda? “Ebenda is the German word for ‘Ibidem’, Latin for ‘Just there’ or ‘At the very same place,’” Austen explains. “I use the title for its shortness and literal playfulness – however, it also relates to an idea of place, presence and absence, as well as a reference to our personal and shared experiences of the year 2020.” The installation encourages a conversation that is both refreshing and insightful. “Witheach of my works,” said Austen, “ I attempt to strike a balance between personal reflection on political and social currents, while simultaneously commenting on the artistic medium itself.”

To learn more, visit www.brooklineartscenter.com.