Malerei 2020

“Two Snakes under the Weather”, 2020, 150 x 190 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas

“Expecting”, 2020, 210 x 240 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas
“In Order to Attain Nothingness”, 2020, 200 x 200 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas
“Breast Implants as Bullet Protection”, 2020, 200 x 200 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas
“Let them Eat Cakes”, 2020, 160 x 130 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas
“Lonely Dancer”, 2021, 120 x 110 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas

Dialogue with Pan, 2020, 200 x 200 cm, oil on canvas

Common Ground

An exhibition of 20 artists, at Kühnemannstr. 51 for Berlin Art Week, Sept. 11-15 2019 by curator Almut Hüfler. Pictures by Klaus Mellenthin

Indrani Ashe (USA), Kris Douglas (USA), Ulrike Gerst (D), Tetiana Kashkarova (UA), Shannon Lewis (GB), Gaia Vittoria Marturano (IT), Tayoh Mori (Japan), Amalia Mourad (USA), Kuisoon Park (Südkorea), Kolja Amanda Richard (D), Nikola Richard (D), Nicola Rubinstein (D), Bettina Semmer (D), Diana Sprenger & Euan Williams (D/UK), Christina Tantsekidou (RUS/GR), Kiomi + Tetsuhiro Uozumi (Japan), Mana Urakami (Japan), Florian Wolf (D).

View from the entrance: Nikola Richard, Florian Wolf, Nicola Rubinstein, Sprenger & Williams
Amalia Mourad, Bettina Semmer, Shannon Lewis
Taiyoh Mori. Nikola Richard, Diana Sprenger & Euan Williams

Mana Urakami, Bettina Semmer, Gaia Marturano
Mana Urakami, Bettina Semmer, Gaia Marturano
Nikola Richard, Tayoh Mori, Ulrike Gerst
Kolja Amanda Richard, Kris Douglass, Bettina Semmer
Nicola Rubinstein, Amalia Mourad, Shannon Lewis
Kiomi + Tetsuhiro Uozumi
Indrani Ashe, Bettina Semmer
Kiomi + Tetsuhiro Uozumi
Christina Tantsekidou

Sinnlich – Übersinnlich

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Monika Funke Stern und Bettina Semmer

zeigen Gemälde, Filme, Installationen
ERÖFFNUNG Donnerstag, 06. Juni 2019, 19:00 Uhr

BEGRÜSSUNG Jutta Pelz, Vorsitzende des BVBK e.V.

AUSSTELLUNGSDAUER 07. Juni – 07. Juli 2019

„Hexen – weibliche Selbstbestimmung“ von Bettina Semmer
27. Juni 2019, 17:00 – 18.30 Uhr Vortrag mit Diskussion

ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN Mi. – Fr. 11 – 17 Uhr, Sa. / So. 12 – 16 Uhr

“Sensual – Hypersensual”
Monika Funke Stern and Bettina Semmer are showing
Paintings, films, installations
OPENING Thursday, 06 June 2019, 19:00
WELCOME SPEECH Jutta Pelz, Chairman of BVBK e.V.

EXHIBITION DATE 07th June – 07th July 2019

“Witches – female self-determination”
June 27, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – a lecture by Bettina Semmerwith discussion

OPENING HOURS Wed – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat./Saturday 12am – 4pm

PNN – Artikel von Sarah Kugler


The Witch, 2019, 210 x 560 cm, egg tempera and acrylics on canvas

A series of works based on old masters, feminist texts and body prints

What’s wrong with her now (after Baldung Grien), 2019, 150 x 120 cm, acrylics on canvas
They call it love, we call it unpaid work, 2019, acrylics on canvas, 170 x 155
Feminism is class war, 2019, 40 x 38 cm, acrylics on canvas
Hell has no Fury (after Baldung Grien), 2019, 170 x 150, acrylics on canvas
The Witches after Dürer, 2019, 200 x 150 cm, acrylics on canvas
Kräuterweiblein mit der Spindel der Nornen und einem Shakespeare-Zitat

Patriarchy is boring, 2019, 200 x 150 cm, acrylics on canvas
Stop being poor, 2019, 150 x 90cm, acrylics on canvas
Good wombs have born bad sons, 2019, 150 x 130 cm, acrylic on canvas
No god, no state, no patriarchy, 2019, 150 x 90 cm, acrylics on canvas

Detail left
detail center left: Goya, Deutsch
detail right: Baldung and Molitor
detail center right: Baldung Grien
Old witch, young witch, 2019, 50 x 40 cm, oil on canvas
Riding on a nightshade

Dürer-Witch, 2019, 85 x 60, oil on canvas
Altersarmut bei Frauen

Demeter drinking


Images and iconography in funerary contexts, and the ubiquity of her Phrygian name Matar (“Mother”), suggest that she was a mediator between the “boundaries of the known and unknown”: the civilized and the wild, the worlds of the living and the dead. Her association with hawks, lions, and the stone of the mountainous landscape of the Anatolian wilderness, seem to characterize her as mother of the land in its untrammeled natural state, with power to rule, moderate or soften its latent ferocity, and to control its potential threats to a settled, civilized life.

The White Goddess, 2019, 210 x 560cm, egg tempera and acrylics on canvas
Draft, The White Goddess (Photoshop from previous paintings) 2018-19

preliminary work for The White Goddes, 2018, 160 x 400 each
Detail -White Goddess, work in prgress, egg tempera on canvas

paintings 2018

strong circles

Vatican jails naked Woman, 210 x 210, oil and acrylics on canvas, 2018

Trümmerfrauen, acrlyics and ashes on canvas, 210 x 300 cm, 2018 (detail)



Fragment nach G.C. Lichtenberg, 2018, 210 x 160 cm, acrylics on canvas


Melancholia, 1979-2018, 155 x 190 cm, acrylics on vanvas
Indigo Slaves, 2016-19, Installation at Fort Sagres, Portugal