until 18.08. | #2478ARTatBerlin | me Collectors Room Berlin and the Schloss Caputh currently show the exhibition B.A.R.O.C.K..
With “B.A.R.O.C.K.” the Wunderkammer of me Collectors Room Berlin (27.04. – 18.08.2019) and Schloss Caputh of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin – Brandenburg (04.05. – 31.10.2019) present artistic interventions by Margret Eicher, Luzia Simons, Rebecca Stevenson and Myriam Thyes.
The two exhibitions conceived by Margret Eicher and Mark Gisbourne are based on the perception of cultural symptoms that characterise our current psychopolitical situation in a globalised world and were at the same time particularly effective in the Baroque era. Similar to the 17th century, today we also experience complex social, religious and political upheavals that correlate with each other and in recent years have condensed into an apocalyptic sense of the world.
In the Baroque era, art provided a visualisation of this feeling of world and life in a way that is still haunting and captivating today. Baroque and contemporary art draw their power from overcoming the normative in content and aesthetics and in playing with the limits of the representable. The experience of a worldwide, partly virtual war, the destructive hubris of the financial markets, the fear of the downfall of civilization – scenarios that have already taken place in action films and computer games – evoke new images of Memento Mori and thus the call to pause.
In their works, Margret Eicher, Luzia Simons, Rebecca Stevenson and Myriam Thyes, in examining the showcases of the Wunderkammer Olbricht and the rooms of Schloss Caputh, realize a contemporary return of ideas and images of “transience” (vanitas) in simultaneous beauty. The four artists use and vary guiding symbols and metaphors in which simultaneity of beauty and loss, the vague stability of things, the foreseeability of doom are sensually formulated.
The catalogue “B.A.R.O.C.K.” with text contributions by Mark Gisbourne, edited by the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg and published by Edition Cantz, will accompany the exhibitions. It can be purchased for 24,80€.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 27th April to Sunday, 18th August 2019 + Saturday, 4th May to Thursday, 31st October 2019
Schloss Caputh, Straße der Einheit 2, 14548 Caputh / Schwielowsee
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN: Täglich außer Dienstag, 10 bis 17.30 Uhr, letzter Einlass 17.00 Uhr, EINTRITT: 6 € / ermäßigt 5 €
Familienkarte: Gültig an einem Tag für 2 Erwachsene und bis zu 4 Kinder (bis zum vollendeten 18. Lebensjahr). 12.00 €
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Image caption cover Luzia Simons, Stockage 97, 2011, 160 x 140 cm, Lightjet Print diasec © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
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