People of the 20th Century in 104 photographies
An exhibition of Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur der Sparkasse Köln/Bonn
April 11 - June 15, 2017
Opening: Sunday, April 9, 2017
OLIVER SCHNELLER Telemann Sphere
Sound installation in the course of Telemania 2017 marking the 250th anniversary of the death of Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann
April 27 - August 27, 2017
In a sort of acoustic dome composer Oliver Schneller (born 1966 in Cologne) makes up to 12 compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann (born 1681 in Magdeburg) audible at the same time. All important genres for which Telemann composed are represented: instrumental works, sacred as well as secular vocal compositions. The visitor enters the installation and hears at first a sound cloud that circles around him. From this cloud single compositions by Telemann emerge one by one. Like details in the zoom of a camera they suddenly become clearly detectable. Oliver Schneller uses the mechanics of the human ear that creates a hierarchical order of sound objects based on volume and spatial arrangement.
"BEHOLD THE MAN"
May 21 - November 5, 2017
An exhibition by Kunstmuseum Magdeburg at the occasion of the 100th German Katholikentag Leipzig 2016 and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Magdeburg 2017
Lucas Foglia: Andrew and Taurin Drinking Raw Goat's Milk, Tennessee, 2009, from the series A Natural Order, 2006-2010
Behold, thus are human beings: weak, fearful, doubting, handed over; but, behold, thus too are human beings: kind, loving and always hopeful. The image of this complex man of our time, who is always different, never the same, who has many facets, who is sometimes vulnerable and sometimes violent, who another time astonishingly and perceptively does good: That is the image of man that today’s artists are showing. This exhibition, which combines the motto of the Katholikentag 2016 with the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, will look at contemporary artists’ views of human beings in our time. In the course of several chapters, dedicated to different aspects of being, people’s sensitivities, the unspeakable, the unutterable of their existence and their actions will be shown by means of photography, painting, sculpture, videos and installations.
There are images of ourselves that we do not like to look at; there are those that we see again and again and that insert themselves into human lives from birth to death. These are images that are emotional and moving, that accuse and reconcile, that keep asking the same question: what makes us human?
Participating artists Magdeburg 2017 (selected): Christian Boltanski , Lucas Foglia, Douglas Gordon, Tim Eitel, Paul Graham , Binelde Hyrcan, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hans-Wulf Kunze, Sigalit Landau, Jitka Hanzlová, Robert Metzkes, Roman Opalka, Phillip Toledano, Alexander Tinei
see also THE MAN