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The Life of Things
Looted – Displaced – Salvaged | Venue: former Marktrichterhaus [Market Reeve’s House]

  • Oliver Laric, Sleeping Figure, 2023
  • CATPC, Collection of 306 Balot NFTs, 2022
    Said Baalbaki, Der Arm, 2011
  • Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Destroy Your Home, Build Up A Boat, Save Life, 2015
  • Anja Ronacher, Statue, Plaster, 7700 - 7500 BC, ‘Ayn Ghazal, Amman, Jordan Museum, Gelatine Silver Print, 2019 / 2021

Showcasing contemporary works of art, the exhibition focuses on the fate of works of art and artefacts between looting, displacement, restitution, and reconstruction. Approaches informing the show range from the discussion of colonial looting and questionable collecting activities to state sanctioned theft and expropriation and cultural genocide through looting and the destruction of cultural objects. The exhibition’s focus is deliberately directed at the objects’ immaterial value and the memories and (hi)stories that have inscribed themselves upon them. With Said Baalbaki, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, CATPC / Renzo Martens, Ines Doujak, Assaf Hinden, Moussa Kone, Oliver Laric, Markus Proschek, Anja Ronacher, Dierk Schmidt, Philip Topolovac, and others.

An exhibition on the occasion of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024
With the support of the Cultural Heritage Project by Peter Löw

Lentos & European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 – Linz, Lauffen, Bad Aussee

Within the overall framework of the programme line​“Macht und Tradition“ [Power and Tradition], the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz contributes three exhibitions in a project entitled​“Uprooted Pictures” to the European Capital of Culture 2024. Of these, Uprooted Pictures. Hitler’s Cultural Policies, the Art Trade, Storages and Retrievals in the Nazi Era at Linz’s Lentos is the Capital of Culture’s flagship event in the capital of Upper Austria and invites visitors to stop over on their way to or from the Capital of Culture.

Furthermore, the Lentos will be present in the Salzkammergut in a collaborative venture with the Kammerhofmuseum in Bad Aussee, the exhibition Wolfgang Gurlitt. Kunsthändler und Profiteur in Bad Aussee Wolfgang Gurlitt. Art dealer and profiteer in Bad Aussee, and in an exhibition at the revitalised former Marktrichterhaus [Market Reeve’s House] in Lauffen, entitled The Life of Things. looted – displaced – salvaged.

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