20 female artists show their works on the theme “More theater!”
Exhibition from 16.09.-29.10.2023
Opening: Friday, 15.09.2023, 6 p.m. Welcome: Rasmus Kleine, Museum Director Music: Karera Fujita – premiere contemporary singing, soprano solo and Monika Olszak – jazz interpretation, saxophone
Exhibition tour with artists: Oct. 29, 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (GEDOK patrons), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (public)
Gallery in the castle pavilion, Schloßstraße 1, 85737 Ismaning
Tuesday to Saturday 14:30 to 17 h, Sunday 13 to 17 h or by appointment
With works by: Silke Bachmann – Ursula Bolck-Jopp – Teresa Dietrich – Dorothea Dudek – Renate Gehrcke – Sabine Groschup – Cordula Hofmann-Molis – Claude Jones – Erika Kassnel-Henneberg – Carmen Kordas – Augusta Laar – Katharina Lehmann – Antje Lindner – Nina Annabelle Märkl – Ulrike Prusseit – Charlotte Simon – Julia Smirnova
“Artificial worlds as a contrast or correction to “real life” are not an invention of the present. Models that take up themes of the everyday in order to place them on a stage or in a fictitious space have existed as long as there have been people. Artists who playfully – that is, according to their own rules and without coercion from outside – express their creativity and develop their individual style. Artificial worlds – according to Friedrich Schiller – that “dream away real ones” have not only existed since the invention of computer games and avatars. “Don’t make such a fuss?” Yes it does: we conquer the stages with pictures, drawings, mixed media, videos, sculptures, installations and performance.”
A C H T U N G K U N S T – Like cinema, but different.
When: 12.10.2023, 7 – 8.30 p.m.
Where: Diedorf community center, Europaplatz 1, 86420 Diedorf
Old photos that suddenly come to life, faceless dancers, human portraits created by artificial intelligence (AI) and eerie fairy tales … The videos of the Anhauser artist Erika Kassnel-Henneberg surprise and move. On this evening, she presents a selection of her works to the Diedorf audience, tells about the creation and ideas behind them, and thus gives very personal insights into her conceptual work. In 2022, she received the Art Prize of the Augsburg district for her complete works. The artist will be present.
“ONED was founded in 2019, We focuses on unconventional images, experiments, and extreme themes. From 2023 the official selection will be screened in China, and France. We cooperate with China’s largest experimental culture company, Toulouse Art Fair in France. Hope to normalize the unconventional.” https://www.onedfilmfest.com/
“(…)We showcase works that embrace experimentation and break free from traditional conventions, venturing into uncharted territories of storytelling and aesthetics. The artists and filmmakers we feature embody the spirit of exploration, pushing boundaries of what is possible and redefining the very nature of artistic creation.” https://denverdigerati.org/festival2023
Group exhibition on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the district of Swabia
21.07. – 24.09.2023
Vernissage: Thursday 20.07.2023 7pm
Swabian Gallery in the Museum Oberschönenfeld
Participating artists: Horst Heilmann, Brigitte Heintze, Stephan Huber, Klaus Konze, Harry Meyer, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Ingeborg Prein, Cornelia Rapp und Martin Wich, Karl Siegfried Büchner, Hartmut Pfeuffer, Dieter Olaf Klama
Finissage: 8 August 2023 (Augsburg Peace Festival), 1 to 4 p.m.
22 / 23 July 29 / 30 July 5 / 6 August each from 4 to 8 p.m.
Vanitas to-go dates:
23 July / 6 August, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day
Bäckergasse 4a + b, 86150 Augsburg
Photo: Helena Makarenko
little ghost room in the flat-share Anima
The HOUSE OF NEW REALITIES is a pop-up museum, a collective artwork, an experimental field and a venue in the heart of Augsburg. It takes place as part of the High Peace Festival – a special holiday that only exists in Augsburg. For this, 55 creative minds will occupy a vacant house at Bäckergasse 4. We will form creative living communities and thus lead through our visions, dreams and nightmares of the future with a thematic thread. In addition to exhibitions in the rooms, there will also be a café to linger in, as well as numerous accompanying events and workshops.
“We hope that the work of many groups and people will become visible and tangible in the HOUSE OF NEW REALITIES. We hope that visitors will walk through the pop-up museum with a smile because they are looking forward to this future. At the same time, we want to create creative structures for the development process so that the participants in the HOUSE OF NEW REALITIES can experience empowerment, visibility and networking.” House of New Realities by Bluespots Productions
I “live” in the flat-sharing community “Anima” with 7 other artists and activists. The aim is to have the courage to deal with unpleasant topics, including accepting death as part of life. In my room I show the site specific video installation Post Mortem @honr as a large projection on one wall, next to it Deep Vanitas. The installation can be experienced during the usual exhibition dates.
Exhibition view, CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium, Lavagna 2023. Photo: Tepes Montini
“Wearable high-tech, augmented reality, cybernetic prostheses, microchip implants, are the first steps of the transhumanism that herds human beings like cattle toward an alleged human-machine singularity. Does the human being desires to be free from the natural body’s caducity? What is the meaning of preserving the individual’s intellect in cyberspace? Which perspectives would immortality offer? Wouldn’t be more desirable to train our natural body and our innate potentialities relying on the resources and rebirth capability offered by nature?
The group art exhibition curated by Abramo Tepes Montini features digital and traditional painting, photography, graphics and video artworks by Iryna Calinicenco, Bobby Kim Ling Chen, Andrew Cheung, Martin Del Carpio, Elina, Ian Haig, Magdalena Hejzlarová, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Lucien.Art, Jeremy Pellington, Nina Sumarac, Shaharee Vyaas and Andrzej Wojciechowski.
In the previous group exhibition, entitled Escapism, we addressed the issue about the always more penetrating and totalitarian oppression and control exerted on the individual by the political and governmental system, which implements the old method of “carrot and stick” to forcedly push the masses. If the “stick” is oppression, TransHumance wants to investigate one of the brand new “carrots” that today the system of power tries to feed to peoples: the trivial benefits of a transition toward the digitalisation and the artificial sophistication of the person, as a prodrome of transhumanism, leading to epochal anthropological implications and prime philosophic and ethical dilemmas.
The transhumanism would be an ideology that, starting from the union between man and the robotic and/or computer machine into the so-called “singularity”, would shift mankind toward another phase, a goal: the post-humanism, that is an era where the natural human being will be outdated, extinct, evolved into something that will not be human any more, since the prefix post- itself always specify the end of an era, in this case of the human being.” Text: Tepes Montini
Felix Huber, Bella Kilian, Christoph Franke, Wolf Heider-Sawall, Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Tobias Melle, Margret Paal, Lothar Schiffler, Max Schmelcher, Kees van Surksum, Dietmut von Funk and Olaf Wiehle