Ulla von Brandenburg
Anna Lea Hucht
The origins of the gallery date back to 1997 when Jochen Meyer and Thomas Riegger opened their gallery with AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, an exhibition showing pieces from the Marzona Collection. Conceived in reference to a certain era, the exhibition was at the same time a benchmark for the gallery program, in which the gallery has tried to use the political and aesthetic potential of these positions as a link to the present. The focus on conceptual positions that emphasize the emancipatory potential of art as well as underlining the transcendent capacity of their existence, while always remaining aware that art, as a product of human labor, also reflects society’s condition of dependency.
The juxtaposition of international artists from different generations in solo and curated group shows puts these interests into practice. Participation in international art fairs and the opening of a second showroom in Berlin in 2008 has granted the gallery and the artists an international context. Meyer Riegger represents some twenty artists from different generations and has promoted and accompanied many of them from their beginnings. The basic continuity generated by longstanding cooperation with various artists is set off against the ongoing integration of new artistic positions.