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Poetry of the Metropolis. The Affichistes

22 October 2014 – 11 January 2015

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.
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Krištof Kintera. I AM NOT YOU

11 June – 28 September 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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Play Objects – The Art of Possibilities

19 February – 11 May 2014

The exhibition „Play Objects – The Art of Possibilities“ presents about 100 art objects, whose compositions can be modified. With a wide selection of exhibits – including works by Josef Albers, Gianni Colombo, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Jeppe Hein, Yayoi Kusama, Charlotte Posenenske, Dieter Roth, Grazia Varisco, Mary Vieira, among others – the exhibition intends to recall to awareness the diversity and history of the ludic object. A number of exhibits allow for ludic participation by the visitors, such as the works by the French artist collective GRAV (among others, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet).
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