The Hallucinated World: Painting at the Edge of Reality

Now the bizarre, disturbed and abysmal stands at the center of the exhibition “The Hallucinated World – Painting at the Edge of Reality” at Haus am Lützowplatz. Transferred to painting, the term hallucination first of all refers to a corrupted rapport with reality. The rules of mimesis seem suspended. Interruptions and errors appear, with the medium of representation making itself felt. And yet, the term also describes a specific generative ability of painting to create a distinct salience. While sculptures by virtue of attachment to their material always remain a part of our tactile physical reality, paintings can disengage themselves from it as elusive phantasmata. Woven into such alternate realities, our drives, desires or fears become manifest.

Sat, 19 Apr, 17.15h
19 Apr 201429 Jun 2014

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