Curated by

Jan-Philipp Frühsorge & Stephan Klee
curatorial assistance by Matteo Lorusso

Friday 20 Januar  6 – 9 pm

20 Jan – 18 Feb 2023

Opening hours
Wed – Sat  2 – 6 pm
and by appointment at
Free entrance
we recommend to wear a mask.

Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin


Friday 20 January 6 – 9 pm

Saturday 18 Feb 5 – 9 pm
Performative Happening
Sat 18 Feb 5 pm
Communicating a Sound a Line
Nicole Wendel & Ruth Wiesenfeld
Artist Talk
Sat 18 Feb 6 pm
Space, Sound, and Line
Nicole Wendel, Ruth Wiesenfeld
in conversation with Jan-Philipp Frühsorge & Stephan Klee

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With the essential support of the Berliner Senatsverwaltung
für Kultur und Europa

with the kind funding of blueplanet Investments AG & the very helpful sponsoring by EIDOTEC

CHARTA # (lat.: "the paper sheet"' deu.: "the constitution") is a series of four group exhibitions curated and organized by Jan-Philipp Frühsorge and Stephan Klee under the umbrella of frontviews. The series brings together artists from the Berlin area, whose main medium is drawing, and who each work on common themes in the field of drawing. There are four exhibitions planned In 2021 and 2022, two exhibitions per year. Each issue of CHARTA # is under a different thematic complex and shows five remarkable positions in each category:

CHARTA #1 - Movement and Space
CHARTA #2 - Identity and Narration
CHARTA #3 - Pattern and Territory
CHARTA #4 - Sound and Order

CHARTA #4 - Sound and Order
Drawing is not always a silent procedure. In this exhibition, we explore drawing as an individually structured system and process in interplay with sound and music. William Engelen, Carsten Nicolai, and Chiyoko Szlavnics, as composers, play equally with sounds and drawings, exploring visual art through the lens, or speaker, of musical composition. Gregor Hildebrandt, Nicole Wendel, and Jorinde Voigt, whose main form of expression is not necessarily instrumentally generated music per se, use music and sound either in a very direct way through the used material or soundscapes created in drawing processes. Examples of this are Gregor Hildebrandt's use of phonograms as the main material for creating visual artworks or Nicole Wendel's creation of acoustic rhythms during performative drawings. Some artists also transform what they hear into graphic structures that are as individual as they are complex; Jorinde Voigt, for example, is an outstanding pioneer in this field of contemporary drawing.

William Engelen is a visual artist and composer, in his work the artist travels between drawing and music. His compositions are a response to a context or space. Some works can be exactly reproduced, others are new each time they are played. The aim of his artworks is to test the boundaries between image and sound.

Gregor Hildebrandt uses pre-recorded cassette tapes as the main media for his pictures and installations. The tapes get applied directly onto the canvas and forcefully ripped away from it, leaving beautiful lines that create the final composition.

With his works, Carsten Nicolai explores music, art, and science. The artist often uses mathematic patterns like grids and codes to create installations with a minimalistic aesthetic.

Chiyoko Szlavnics is an artist and composer. Her drawings combine both disciplines, and her compositions have been performed internationally.

Jorinde Voigt‘s drawings appear as an abstract map or a musical score; made on large sheets of paper. Using layers of fine pen ink, the artist creates a complex but delicate web of lines, dots, waves, and writing.

Nicole Wendel’s drawings are constant research of the relationship between body and space which creates a deeper connection with the image.

Performative Happening
Sat 18 Feb 5 pm
Communicating a Sound a Line
Nicole Wendel & Ruth Wiesenfeld

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Nicole Wendel understands her drawing both as an act of setting traces and as a translation of intense perceptions of her body in relation. Forms of "Deep Listening" thereby constitute her process of composition and can become visible as a performative notation. Ruth Wiesenfeld's drawings emerge as gestural explorations of sonic ideas; often they are preparatory works for music compositions. In their second collaborative performance, Wendel and Wiesenfeld will focus on communicating structures in relation to the other and the spacial experience by using carbon sticks and stones that are becoming sound and drawing. They ask: What information can be read in resonance within a moment of encounter? Can the kinetic space be consciously shaped and made audible and visible? Together they will explore methods of entering into dialogue through the sound evoked by sensing and exploring space, body and material.

Nicole Wendel combines performance with the emergence of drawings. She studied with Leiko Ikemura at the Berlin University of the Arts and has been establishing her artistic practices in dance and choreographic fields for many years. Nicole Wendel understands her drawing artefacts initiated by the moment of movement. The activation of perception and aesthetic thinking through a focussed somatic body practice, are an essential base of her cross-media research. Her understanding of the body as an intelligent unit of multi-layered levels of perception gives rise to new forms of encounter, which she explores through drawing and selected, often natural, materials. Her multimedia works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including her solo exhibition Présence at L'Espace d'Art Contemporain André Malreaux in Colmar (France) 2017, 2018 in the performance CORHYTHM developed for the Hegenbarth Collection in Berlin and 2019 in Embodied Lines, at the Drawing Centre Diepenheim (Netherlands). 2020-2021 she was an initiating part of the project Inclusive Break at the Liu Haisu Museum in Shanghai and in 2022 (N)ON SITE BODIES, a series of performance collaborations with the choreographer and dancer Jan Burkhardt and his students took place at Kai10 Düsseldorf and ZAK Berlin.

Ruth Wiesenfeld´s artistic language wanders between musical composition, performance and visual art. Her body of works consists of scores in conventional as well as experimental forms of notation, sculptural objects, installations and videos. Ruth studied composition with James Fulkerson (Amsterdam) and Frank Denyer (PhD from Dartington College of Arts in 2008). She also holds a BA in contemporary dance and choreography from the European Dance Development Center in Arnhem (Netherlands). She collaborated with several artists such like Katja Pudor, Stella Geppert and Nicole Wendel. With her husband, the visual artist Daniel Wiesenfeld and their two children she lives in Berlin, where she has been a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler since 2001. In July 2020 Ruth launched the research project TOWARDS SOUND , a network, archive and series of events rendering sonic imagination tangible. Her scores are published by Verlag Neue Musik Berlin. Ruth's compositions have been presented in Venues and Festivals such as Academy of the Arts Berlin, blurred edges festival Hamburg, Randspiele Zepernick, Altonale Hamburg. The film SPYR, created with Christoph Lemmen, won the Prix Vidéoformes 2016 / Conseil Départemental du Puy-de-Dôme.

Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin
Free Entrance

Public Transport
Bus Linie M48 or M85 from Potsdamer Platz/ Busstop
Lützowstr./Potsdamer Str. and a 4 minute walk // U-Bahn
Kurfürstenstraße Linie U1 and U3 and a 6 minute walk // M29 Busstop Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand and a 2 minute walk.

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William Engelen

Gregor Hildebrandt

Carsten Nicolai

Chiyoko Szlavnics

Jorinde Voigt

Nicole Wendel

Ruth Wiesenfeld


An interview about the exhibition in German with Jan-Philipp Frühsorge and Stephan Klee