11.11.2016 – 12.02.2017
Neues Bestiarium – New Bestiary

A bestiary is a collection of pictures and stories about animals. The appearance, behavior, and characteristics of the animals are depicted, described, and interpreted. Distinctions between real and imaginary animals are unimportant. 

The word bestiary is derived from the Latin word for beast, bestia. Bestiaries can include animals of all sorts, such as fish, zebras, lions, birds, dogs, seals, tigers, elephants, and others whose names are unknown. The Schlumper Gallery will soon be the home of a new bestiary. 

Exhibiting Artists:

Inge Ahrendt, V. Antonopoulos, Bettina Arelt, Uwe Bender, Benjamin Binder, Stefanie Bubert, Johannes Dechau, Katharina Ellrich, Wandad Farkondeh, Michael Gerdsmann, Miriam Hosner, Karl-Ulrich Iden, Rohullah Kazimi, Bernhard Krebs, Benjamin Langner, Rabka Mehr, Thorsten Raab, Janika Roth, Sabina Simons, Claus-Dieter Szezech, Horst Wäßle, Niko Wolf, WolfGeorg, Brigitte Wolter, Matti Wustmann, Klara Zwick, and others


Opening: 10 November 2016 at 7:00 pm


Opening Hours

Wed. – Fri.  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday  11:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The gallery will be closed on 24 and 25 December 2016, as well as on 31 December 2016 and 1 January 2017.


Galerie der Schlumper

Marktstrasse 131

20357 Hamburg



15.07.2016 – 25.09.2016
Eis Eis Baby

This summer the ‚Galerie der Schlumper’ shows objects, drawings, collages and paintings from the ‚Atelier der Schlumper’, the ‚Kunstwerkstatt 18’ and Gitte Jabs.


Participating in the exhibition in the ‚Galerie der Schlumper’ are the following artists:

Magid Ajjane, Stefanie Bubert, Katharina Ellrich, Michael Gerdsmann, Miriam Hosner, Gitte Jabs, Malte Kaiser, Rohullah Kazimi, Benjamin Langner, Rabka Mehr, Nicole Schmuhl u.a.


Opening: July 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Opening hours: 
Wednesday – Friday 16 –19 h, Saturday 11 – 17 h, Sunday 14 – 17 h 


Galerie der Schlumper

Marktstrasse 131

20357 Hamburg



04.06.2016 – 03.07.2016
Uwe Bender

Uwe Bender (born 3 June 1943) is oldest Schlumper who is still active. He calls himself the “Number One” Schlumper, and it is true that he was among the very first members of the atelier group “Die Schlumper” founded in 1980 by the Hamburg artist Rolf Laute (1941-2013). Uwe Bender’s “Affenbaum” [Monkey Tree] from 1984 has become the trademark of the group. 

The art connoisseur Günther Gercken has written concerning Uwe Bender: “With his prolific production and mastery of all kinds of formats, he considers himself not only a professional artist, but also the Picasso of the group. … The inability to draw realistically has liberated him formally …”

For Rolf Laute, Uwe Bender was a key figure in the group. Bender’s sense of himself as an artist, his absolutely obsessive production of drawings, and his refusal to undertake any form of imposed work were decisive in the founding of an atelier for handicapped artists, and later for the establishment of the work project “Schlumper by Profession”, which significantly improved the working conditions for artists like Uwe Bender.


A catalogue of the exhibition is available.


Opening: June 3rd, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Opening hours: 
Wednesday – Friday 16 –19 h, Saturday 11 – 17 h, Sunday 14 – 17 h 


Galerie der Schlumper

Marktstrasse 131

20357 Hamburg



15.04.2016 – 22.05.2016

Daniel Behrendt & Tongtad Mahasuwan

With the exhibition FARBE [PAINT], the Galerie der Schlumper is showing works by the artists Tongtad Mahasuwan and Daniel Behrendt. At first glance, their positions and approaches could not be more dissimilar. 


Daniel Behrendt (born in Stendal in 1980) lives and works in Bremen. The point of emphasis in his work is the representation of façades as portraits of places, not to locate them geographically, but rather to evoke their specific atmosphere. On his wanderings through urban spaces, Behrendt collects impressions and snapshots, some of which he later in his studio transforms into paintings. In recent years, Behrendt’s work has increasingly transposed paintings into space-specific installations. 


Tongtad Mahasuwan (born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1978) has worked in the Schlumper Atelier since 2002. His way of working is first of all process-oriented. Paint is splashed over canvas and objects, leaving fine gradations of color and texture. His atelier space seems like a tachistic Gesamtkunstwerk. In this manner, beyond all his spontaneity, he achieves his own personal means of expression related to art informel and assemblage, producing works with a unified and formally coherent identity.


Both Behrendt and Mahasuwan, however, share in their works a similar passion for the physicality of paint. Surface structures and nuances of color create common points of reference between the works of these artists. Behrendt’s massive, thickly- smeared layers of oil paint and the stalagmite-like paint structures of Mahasuwan make this clear.


The exhibition offers the visitor the opportunity to confront directly this approach to the materiality of paint. 





Entering the exhibition at your own risk.


Opening: April 14th, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Opening hours: 
Wednesday – Friday 16 –19 h, Saturday 11 – 17 h, Sunday 14 – 17 h 

Closed on 1th May.

19.02.2016 – 03.04.2016
An Acrobat in Life – Paper works and collages

Collages and works that use paper and other materials are among the most popular works of art. The Galerie der Schlumper will be showing powerfully expressive objects cut from paper and collages that are assembled using various adhesives. Current works by Schlumper artists and the Kunstwerkstatt 18 will be shown, as well as works from several collections. They reveal the originality, fantasy, and variety of this genre.


The title of the exhibition is taken from a collage by John Elsas (1851-1935) with the subtitle, “He is an acrobat in life, and that is what an artist is.” A number of Elsas’s collages from the Florence Gottet Collection will be shown. 


Participating in the exhibition: 

Magid Ajjane, Olaf Behnke, Johannes Dechau, Katharina Ellrich, John Elsas, Julia Maiquez Esterlich, Senem Gürüz, Jessica Halm, Karl-Ulrich Iden, Dominik Pawlowski, Nicole Schmuhl, Künstler der Kunstwerkstatt 18 u.a.


Opening: February 18th, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Opening hours: 
Wednesday – Friday 16 –19 h, Saturday 11 – 17 h, Sunday 14 – 17 h 

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.