The Appearance of Myths, Fairytales and legends today
Vernissage: Saturday, 12th June 2010 from 6 pm
Exhibiton: 13th June to 22nd June 2010
Since the beginning humanity has used myths, fairytales and legends to process experiences with destiny and their imaginations of the world into tellable stories. An original and universal myth is utopia, the image of a perfectly organised human society with ideal living conditions. The dark side of this myth is described by dystopia, in which the perfect organisation leads to a system of totalitarian surveillance.
The myths and fairytales of Germany and Indonesia are despite of their existentially different cultures and traditions interlinked in numerous ways. Sometimes extremely complementary visions of utopia and dystopia occur.
Despite the huge cultural differences and 20000km distance the two countries have incredible merging points in artistic working methods. In history and context there are many surprising connections, which we seek to discover with our project. Following typical myths and symboles of our native country the participating artists will translate their utopian and dystopian imaginations into paintings, objects and performances.
The following artists cooperate in this project:
Andrey Klassen (D) and Sigit Bapak (ID)
Ulrike Stolte (D) and Rifqi Sukma (ID)
Yasmin Alt (D) and Lashita Situmorang (ID)
Paul Pretzer (D) and Deni Rahman (ID)
Fee Vogler (D) and Indra Dodi (ID)
Franziska Fennert (D) and Lenny Ratnasari (ID)
Constanze Deutsch (D) and Edo Pillu (ID)
Freies Museum Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 91