Heinz Emigholz - The Base of Make Up
Werkraum. 24

08.12.2007 to 24.02.2008

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Since 1974, the filmmaker Heinz Emigholz has created a tableau of around 300 drawings which interweaves autobiographical elements with historical and fictive events of the 20th century into an idiosyncratic pictorial language. The drawings are taken from Emigholz' diaries: collages which also form the basis of his films 'The Base of Make Up (I)' and 'The Base of Make Up (II)'. On the occasion of this exhibition, Emigholz will complete the series of drawings and present the project for the first time in its entirety.

Emigholz explains: "'The Base of Make Up' is the core around which my films 'Normal Salt, the Base of Make Up' and 'The Lawn of Things' circulate. I envisage 'The Base of Make Up' as a silent intermezzo, or as a short recapitulation in between these films." Additionally, Emigholz's latest film about the architect Paul Loos will be premiered in the exhibition as part of the Filmfestspiele Berlinale.