As a manager and supervisory board member with decades of experience in introducing new technology, I am eager to do things differently and in an innovative way – and am particularly interested in how the German and international economy can become more open, digital and inclusive.
With my gallery, I want to give impulses to our economy and society – through art that stimulates reflection and rethinking. I am neither a professional nor an experienced collector. I let myself be guided by what inspires me and entices me to pause.
[:reboot] – Current Exhibition by Jörg Plickat and Rotraut Fischer-Plickat
I am delighted to host jewellery by Rotraut Fischer-Plickat and sculptures by Jörg Plickat as my gallery’s current highlights. The material chosen by Jörg Plickat, steel, has played a decisive role in Kiel’s history: It is reminiscent of shipbuilding and weaponry. The natural stone jewellery made by Rotraut Fischer-Plickat offers a delicate contrast to the massive sculptures, the stones used are also silent witnesses to the history of the earth.
You can find more information about the jewellery and the sculptures in our catalogue:
A restart for public art: Vernissage [: reboot] by Jörg Plickat and Rotraut Fischer-Plickat
Like most other parts of public life, the art business was on hold from mid-March to the end of May. This naturally also affected my gallery, which had to close from one day to the other. That is why I am happy and a little proud that the current exhibition [: reboot] by Jörg Plickat and Rotraut Fischer Plickat took off with a successful vernissage. Instead of celebrating the exhibition with a big party, we focused on personal conversations with the artists and a close exchange about the exhibited works. Art lovers were able to register in advance and visit the gallery in small groups from May 22nd to May 24th. The format was quite unusual, but I enjoyed having more time for individual visitors and their interests. I think it also fits very well into a time when we value each individual encounter more than ever before.
Visitors can still visit [: reboot] until the end of August by appointment. The exhibition plays with seeming contrasts and materials: Plickat’s large and small sculptures in bronze, stone and iron are complemented by landscape and nude paintings. Plickat painted the latter using Chinese ink during his time as visiting professor at the art academy in Hangzhou, China. The jewellery pieces by Rotraut Fischer-Plickat, on the other hand, appear quite filigree. However, they demonstrate their earthiness and solidity, if you will, through the use of unworked flint and lava stones. If you would like to experience more of Plickat’s art, you can do so by taking a walk along the sculpture path “Line – Volume – Space” on the grounds of Kiel University of Applied Sciences. The contrast between the pieces exhibited in my gallery and the massive, dominant large sculptures of the sculpture path encourages a change of perspective and offers a moment of respite.
How to find us
The gallery Simone Menne is located in the Alte Feuerwache Kiel, in the middle of the city centre. The easiest way to reach us is by public transport, e.g. bus line 11 from Kiel main station. If you come by car, you can use one of the surrounding car parks (Parkhaus Jensendamm, Parkhaus Schlossgarage). Opening hours: Every Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Galerie Simone Menne, Alte Feuerwache 13 , 24103 Kiel
0431 8881 9995