Contemporary drawing magazine Fukt features in a brand new exhibition named “Über die Zeichnung hinaus” or “Beyond Drawing”. Starting 7th May and running until 21st August, the exhibition is held at the Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst in Berlin, Germany. Featuring over 40 artists and drawing initiatives, independent publication Fukt showcases all 20 issues of their magazine in the showcase. This is a great opportunity to view the history of the magazine, but also view (by extension) the founder’s artistic practices. Artist Bjørn Hegardt created Fukt in Trondheim, Norway in 1999, but has been based in Berlin since 2001. Bjørn’s drawing and animation work features in “Beyond Drawing”, delving into some of their catalogue of work.
The exhibition website notes that the showcase of work, “shows the abundance of current drawing positions in Berlin: exuberant pictorial narrative and strict reduction, figuration and abstraction, documentation and site inspection, illusion and its suspension, the microscopic and the generous, drawing as performance, in books, in space or in animation film. Whether on paper or in combination with other media, drawing goes beyond itself and crosses borders.” Berlin’s drawing scene is also noted to include, “project spaces, magazines, networks and websites that deal with drawing and its expansion.”
Beyond Drawing’s full list of artists include: Fukt Magazine/Bjørn Hegardt, Sonja Alhäuser, Anke Becker, Matthias Beckmann, Laura Bruce, Claudia Busching, DAG, Jorn Ebner, Myriam El Haïk, Kati Gausmann, Bjørn Hegardt, Hanna Hennenkemper, Timo Herbst, Peter Hock, Birgit Hölmer, Hannes Kater, Mark Lammert, Pia Linz, Petra Lottje, Leon Manoloudakis, Nanne Meyer, Ulrike Mohr, Tomoko Mori, Alex Müller, Bettina Munk, Kazuki Nakahara, Manfred Peckl, Christian Pilz, Katja Pudor, Bodo Rott, Fiene Scharp, Christian Schellenberger, Nadja Schöllhammer, Michael Schultze, Heidi Sill, Malte Spohr, Beate Terfloth, Peter Torp, Nicole Wendel, Majla Zeneli, Julia Ziegler, Anonyme Zeichner/Anke Becker, Lines Fiction/Bettina Munk, paperfile/oqbo, Towards Sound/Fleeting Archive/Ruth Wiesenfeld.