Galerie Crystal Ball

Ausstellung/ Installation/ Performances
Eröffnung am Sa. 14. Januar um 19 Uhr
geöffnet Di. von 14 bis 19 Uhr, zu den Veranstaltungen und nach Vereinbarung

Apfelmus, Karton/ Klebeband/ Shellack, Manfred Kirschner, Bremerhaven 1996

Lydia Karstadt wanted “Apfelmus” to be a thematic group exhibition for her birthday, because in 2023 the Crystal Ball phenomenon will be 16 years old. Admittedly, there is probably not much left to celebrate at the moment. But “Apfelmus” is intended to convey its positive impact in a reflection on essentials of life. Peace and human reanaturalization. The subordination of human existence to the ecological sphere appears as the inevitable, only way out of the crisis. In Karstadt’s view, art is never an opponent or even a target of attack, but a fellow combatant in the conflict for a future. Numerous foodstuffs have acquired a higher significance in the museum art context as a result of the protest culture in recent months. Thus, Apfelmus can be a performative device, political statement, enigmatic object, poetic sphere, or just a big old cardboard box with “applesauce” written on it. The playful exhibition in Crystal Ball shows artistic positions that imply associations of transience in their work via the subject and its interpretive range. The exhibition salon is accompanied by a program of events. For the opening Manfred Kirschner shows the performance: All You Need Is Lost


Mit Arbeiten von: Françoise Cactus, Evita Emersleben, Miriam Jadischke, Manfred Kirschner, Andreas Kotulla, Mo.Tunn, Gabriele Regiert, Caren Sielaff, Juwelia St. St., Frank Schoppmeier, Silky, Veronika Schumacher, Oliver Voigt, The Wa, und weiteren Künstler*innen

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