Kai Linke and Marc Ulm
One can make use of a room in various different ways, especially when it involves the common room of Akademie Schloss Solitude. The redesign of the cafeteria by Kai Linke in cooperation with Marc Ulm is facilitated by a flexible furniture system which adapts easily to the varying situations, be it cozy dwelling, attendance of lectures, installations, videos, discussion groups or parties. The new room situation GAIN thus supports the daily exchange.
Arrangement of Skin
Conservation means slowing down the chemical aging. Nothing is made for eternity. By observing different work processes in the conservation process of zoological collections, Karsten Krause’s film vainly tries to resist impermanence.
The film and the objects by R. Armstrong will be accessible from Friday, September 19, until the end of the exhibition in the archive of the Akademie. To make an appointment, please contact Anita Carey-Yard, email@example.com
The Happiness Workshop
Yorjander Capetillo Hernández
This series of paintings by the Cuban painter Yorjander Capetillo Hernández combines fine arts with theater. At first it was inspired by the work of the German playwright Heiner Müller. Just like he wrote texts for the theater, which are not considered plays in a traditional way, the artist paints images related and placed in the theater. The Happiness Workshop is the result of a personal view of the universe, where simulation, pretenders and delusions reign. It is a focus on the dark areas of the human being, where people sell what no one can buy.
a sun city of dreams point zero
Tania Arcimovič & Anton Sarokin mit Artur Klinau
With their multimedia installation a sun city of dreams point zero Tania Arcimovič and Anton Sarokin explore the concepts of memory, identity and time. Regarding the project A Sun City of Dream by Artur Klinau, which comprises the visual poem and photo series A Sun City of Dream and the novel Minsk. A Sun City of Dream, they experimented with the novel’s plot, the concept of utopia and the novel’s depiction of today’s local and global reality.
The novel Minsk. A Sun City of Dream relates the story of a person born in Soviet Minsk which by recalling the city of his childhood and youth also tells the story of one historically unsuccessful social experiment: the Soviet empire. The city Minsk and its history are the main metaphors that become a memory space in which the hero seeks to find and remember himself in order to realize how the past affects him and how he can imagine his future. This installation by the Belorussian artists Tania Arcimovič and Anton Sarokin revises Klinau’s concept and tries to seek out the local and global voices and images of today’s reality within his project.
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 14–16 p.m., Sat–Sun 12–16 p.m.
Duration: Friday, September 18 – Sunday, November 1, 2015
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