International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2015


Thomas Feuerstein: PSYCHOPROSA

Trevor Paglen: The Octopus

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (Germany)

29.05 and 20.06 - 30.08.2015

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From May to August, the program at Frankfurter Kunstverein focuses on monographic artistic positions that raise socially relevant topics in the broader context of art and science, taking another look at realities in today’s society and what they can be in the future.

























Exhibition 29 May - 30 August 2015. Frankfurter Kunstverein, Markt 44 - 60311 Franfurt (Germany). Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm, Thursday 11am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7pm.














 





 











Thomas Feuerstein - Trevor Paglen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2015. All Rights Reserved

Top: Thomas Feuerstein, ACCADEMIA DEI SECRETI, 2015. Installation view, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck. Photo: WEST. Fotostudio. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015. Bottom: Trevor Paglen, They Watch the Moon (Nr. 87), 2010. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.

Top: Thomas Feuerstein, ACCADEMIA DEI SECRETI, 2015. Installation view, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck. Photo: WEST. Fotostudio. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015. Bottom: Trevor Paglen, They Watch the Moon (Nr. 87), 2010. © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.


Thomas Feuerstein: PSYCHOPROSA, May 29 - August 30, 2015

Thomas Feuerstein’s exhibition PSYCHOPROSA hovers somewhere between art and science. It consists of a single, interconnected installation that serves as the incubator for the element PSILAMIN and for the production of slime. Tubes transport green and colorless substances through the spaces of the Frankfurter Kunstverein. They incorporate laboratory vessels, apparatuses, and cooling systems into a narrative strand, while retaining their functional purpose in an experimental set-up throughout the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition space becomes a live laboratory, in which the artist himself has June 20 - Auguste 30synthesized a new molecule, PSILAMIN, from algae and fungi and declared it to be a molecular sculpture. In his exhibition, Thomas Feuerstein weaves knowledge taken from art, philosophy and literature, as well as biotechnology, economics, and politics into an artistic narrative, which discloses questions about basic existential parameters and the origin of life.

Trevor Paglen: The Octopus, June 20 - August 30, 2015

Together with American artist Trevor Paglen, the Frankfurter Kunstverein has developed a comprehensive exhibition titled
The Octopus, which deals with topics such as surveillance and political influence. In addition to a wide range of existing images and photography series, the exhibition will show new projects and video works along with extensive materials and documents from Paglen’s investigatory research practice. The sculpture Autonomy Cube, an open Wi-Fi hotspot, illustrates together with Eagle-Eye Photo Contest: Landscapes of Surveillance, a photo competition created for the exhibition and open to the public, Paglen’s new artistic approach: he would like his work to trigger actions that have an influence on society and that reach out beyond the institutional spaces of art into the real world. The winning photographs of the contest will be presented in the exhibition. On June 21, Trevor Paglen will receive the cultural prize of the German Photographic Association (DGPh) for his work at the Frankfurter Kunstverein.