For the 27th time, the Women’s Museum in Bonn opens its exhibition rooms for an art fair of a special kind. For 3 days on 3 floors and almost 3000 sqm, the museum will become a lively forum of the female international art scene.
They move us. They move us, the pictures by Bettina Hachmann. Reduced in colour, they are nevertheless rich in grey tonalities and quiet nuances of colour that push to the surface. They hold secrets, allow only partial, determined insights. Through openings, through cracks. But they do not reveal everything. It is the highly aesthetic, lively works in which so much is happening. They polarise, they invite. They are symbols for traces of life.
Excerpt from the opening speech for the exhibition Spuren, Kunstverein Bad Nauheim 2021
Dr. Marta Cencillo Ramírez, freelance art historian and author
"The paintings of Bettina Hachmann are rather herself, a mirror of the artist, figure, landscape, colour on canvas, order and chaos as well as the desire to celebrate again and again the process of emotions through the painted picture."
"As elusive, supersensuous manifestations of a supremely autonomous and intellectually charged aesthetic, as perplexing as they are palpable, they have the power to carry the graphic and painterly tradition of the canon into the future in a way that is not just intelligible, but exciting."
"In Hachmann’s case, moreover, there is not just the refinement of subtly staggered lines and fine, spidery webs, but also a narrative and dramatic complexity ..."