Künstlerhaus Bethanien's 40 year anniversary with Open Studios and the opening of 'The Mechanical Corps. On the Trail of Jules Verne'.
The exhibition breaks through the apparent liberalism of the art system and links the disparate – elements of High and Low, classical and popular culture, art and kitsch. Works of fine art are combined with works by outsiders: industrial objects, craftwork, fashion, design, comics and films. Value systems, time levels and media are mixed in the hope of offering the public added reflection and improved insights.
Artists> Yoshi Akai, ATAK, Roland Boden, Jean-Pierre Bouvet, James Capper, Wendy Esmeralda Castillo, Jos de Vink, Stefan Fahrnländer, Eric Freitas, Roland Fuhrmann, Andreas Gerth, Gregor Hildebrandt, Karl Hans Janke, Thomas Kellner, Yunchul Kim, Alicja Kwade, Peter Langer, Gerard van Lankveld, Via Lewandowsky, Florian Mertens, Gustav Mesmer, Moebius, Richard „Doc“ Nagy, Nik Nowak, Donna Ong, Panamarenko, Michael Sailstorfer, Alexander Schlesier, Henrik Schrat, François Schuiten, Amanda Scrivener, Steam Noir, Haruo Suekichi, Philip Topolovac, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Viron Erol Vert, Takashi Watabe, Bert Wrede, Ralf Ziervogel. U.A.
Curators> Peter Lang / Christoph Tannert
The London-based band SONS OF KEMET will play at the exhibition opening. Beginning at 20h. On the occasion, the artists of the International Studio Programme will also open their doors for our visitors: we cordially invite you to our next round of OPEN STUDIOS on 5th June 2014, from 19h.