Jan-Hendrik Pelz



Jan-Hendrik Pelz, An Inner Place, ruruHaus documenta fifteen, Kassel 2022, Photo: Jan-Hendrik Pelz

The exhibition An Inner Place by Jan Hendrik Pelz is a cooperation between the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen and the Stiftsgymnasium Sindelfingen. The KABINETT LÜTZE will be showing picture objects by the Stuttgart artist as well as the results of a workshop with pupils of the Stiftsgymnasium.

For the project An Inner Place, Pelz interviewed and portrayed more than 40 refugees who have arrived in Germany in search of protection from war, terror and political persecution. He assembled the resulting oil paintings so that the portrayed people face the viewers three-dimensionally and life-sized. Excerpts from the interviews can be read on text panels, in which the refugees talk about their experiences. In Sindelfingen, too, flight and the experience of flight are current topics that become comprehensible through personal insights.

Jan-Hendrik Pelz (*1984, lives and works in Stuttgart) studied painting and sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart from 2007 to 2014, and was a master student of Christian Jankowski in the Weißenhof programme from 2017 to 2018. With his works, he has been part of numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. The project An Inner Place has, for example, already been shown at documenta fifteen in Kassel, at the Städtische Galerie Fruchthalle in Rastatt and at the Stuttgart City Hall.


Curated by Paul Ambros

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