Ulrich Vogl | Shadow Came Before the Sun

16th July - 1st August 2021

A group show featuring 13-Berlin based artists presenting works inspired by the night.


Few other topics have been such a strong inspiration in art as the night. But what is it about the dark hours that has attracted artists for centuries, and continues to do so?

Shadow Came Before The Sun places the works of 13 Berlin-based artists at the centre of this discussion. The show’s ethos is best encapsulated in Vincent Van Gogh’s words: “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.”

The works included in this exhibition are conceived with the dark hours in mind, sometimes even created during that time. Be it through nightly creatures, the exploration of dreams and the unconscious, or the economic power hidden within these hours, these 13 artists will come together in conversation with each other, both aesthetically and thematically. The exhibition is supported by Ecosia, a Berlin-based search engine that plants trees with their profits.



16 July 2021