Krištof Kintera, My light is your life – Shiva Samura (5 KW / 50 HZ), 2009 Foto: Martin Polák

Krištof Kintera. I AM NOT YOU

June 11 – September 28,  2014

With irony and mischief the young Czech artist Krištof Kintera turns art and life on their heads. He creates a new Golem out of hundreds of light bulbs or wired-up potatoes, satirizes our safety mindset with an armored stroller, or tries to sell a sophisticatedly designed but totally functionless device in an electrical store. With his dysfunctional machines with absurd add-ons, he has Tinguely’s aesthetic to a „T”. With him he shares an extremely extroverted and critical artistic attitude that questions, pulls apart or reconfigures everything.

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Poetry of the metropolis. The Affichistes

October 22, 2014 – January 11, 2015

François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Mimmo Rotella, Jacques Villeglé, Wolf Vostell
In collaboration with Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Among the avant-garde artists of the new orientation towards reality from 1950 onwards, the „Affichistes” were perhaps the most radical, at any event the most poetic. Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé belonged, like Tinguely, to the „Nouveaux Réalistes” group of artists. Their creative work fitted in with the like-minded Mimmo Rotella and Wolf Vostell. The exhibition is laid out in the form of a course, presenting the urban space as a place of manifold inspiration for flaneurs, which creates places for encounters with the radical inventions of these five artists; be these décollages, filmic, photographic or also poetic experiments.

Jacques Villeglé beim Abreissen eines Plakates, 1964 © Foto: André Morain