Fred C. Newmeyer
"Lenin: Ice-Breaker" shows works on the Cold War and its consequences with a documentation from Murmansk by Maria Koshenkova, Sonia Leimer, Alexander Povzner, Isa Rosenberger and more. "Slapstick! The Art of Comedy" presents works by contemporary artists in the context of silent slapstick movies from the early history of cinema, tracing in the process the characteristics of slapstick in the art of the present day.
The Lenin, the first nuclear-powered ice-breaker in the world, is anchored today, preserved in its original Soviet magnificence, in Murmansk as a museum ship. Russian and Austrian artists have developed works on relevant contemporary themes for an exhibition on board in Fall 2013. In LENTOS a selection will be shown of the works on the Cold War and its consequences with a documentation from Murmansk.
In Cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow.
The exhibition will be on display in an adapted version at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York in Fall 2014.
Judith Fegerl, G.R.A.M., Johanna und Helmut Kandl, Taisija Korotkova, Maria Koshenkova, Sonia Leimer, Marko Luli, Alexander Lysov, Alexander Povzner, Isa Rosenberger, Michael Strasser, Leonid Tishkov, Anya Titova
The Art of Comedy. Exhibition
Pie fights! Fist fights! Chases!
Major turbulences, but also minor everyday mishaps – like the slippery banana peel – have become famous slapstick scenes. Visual artists are hot on the heels of the great masters and make use of the cultural codes of slapstick. In various media they purposely play with slapstick quotations, motifs and concepts borrowed from the genre.
The joy of failure
The exhibition shows works by contemporary artists in the context of silent slapstick movies from the early history of cinema, tracing in the process the characteristics of slapstick in the art of the present day.
The works center around failure, in very different and individual ways, with humor and also with dignity. The celebration of failure is imbued with a special charm against the background of today’s society of perfectionism and high achievement.
An exhibition of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Artists: Francis Alÿs, John Bock, Charlie Chaplin, Clyde Bruckman, Carola Dertnig, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Elfgen, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Rodney Graham, Jeppe Hein, Buster Keaton, Szymon Kobylarz, Alexej Koschkarow, Peter Land, Louis Lumière, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce McLean, Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, Fred C. Newmeyer, Vincent Olinet, James Parrott, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Reisner, Edward Sedgwick, Mack Sennett, Timm Ulrichs, John Wood, Paul Harrison
Image: Vincent Olinet, Abricotine Vanilline, 2007. Courtesy Gallery Laurent Godin
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Opening February 27th 2014 at 7pm
Lentos Art Museum
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, Linz
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 - 18, Thursday 10 - 19, closed on Mondays
Admission: Adults €8, Concessions I (groups, senior citizens, cooperation partners); €6, Concessions II (students up to 27, apprentices, state service, Aktivpass der Stadt Linz) €4,50