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PAWEŁ ALTHAMER
Cosmic Order

7 February to 17 May 2020

The renowned Polish artist Paweł Althamer has made a name for himself with participative art projects, figurative sculptures and performative selfportraits. Many of his works are shaped by social collaboration and the use he makes of his immediate environment and of persons close to him. While his projects try to get to the bottom of social structures and networks, they end up not infrequently by joining them.

The exhibition at the LENTOS will see international artists who are specialists in woodcarving working on large scale sculptures. What makes this project special are the opportunities it offers for participation and interaction. It is a unique feature of Althamer’s approach to art that the cooperative processes involved in an artwork and its genesis are more important to him than the finished product. In this exhibition, these processes unfold in a landscape that is inspired by the Dogon culture. At the same time, the landscape will be affected by these processes. The exhibition setting is modelled on the participating artists’ countries of origin (Austria, Poland, Mali).

Paweł Althamer, born in Warsaw in 1967, lives and works in the Polish capital. He was Professor of Sculpture at Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts (2009 – 2011). Venues that have put works by Althamer on display include documenta X, Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, Skulptur Projekte Münster, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Venice Biennale and, most recently, a large solo exhibition at HAM in Helsinki (2019).

Participating artists: Bruno Althamer, Youssouf Dara, Józef Gałązka, Piotr Grzegorek, Camille Holowka and others

Curator: Hemma Schmutz
Curatorial assistance: Laura Winkler

Events

OPENING
Thursday, 6 February 2020, 7 p.m.

together with Jakob Lena Knebl
* free admission

LET'S TALK!
Thursday, 20 February , 6 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
conversation in the exhibition Paweł Althamer about identity, understanding of roles and the museum as a place of action and presentation of art.
* cost: museum admission or ticket museum total
* German only
* More Information on Museum Total

WATCH. SPEAK. DO.
A discussion on the exhibition

Thursday, 16 April ,  6 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
What does it mean to look at other people doing something in the museum, to do it yourself in silence or to speak about the things you are looking at?  Let's try it out to get some input in the exhibition. Translations between the different forms of expression in the museum are provided.
* costs: museum entrance only
* German only

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Every Tuesday, 4 p.m.
"Who actually makes art here?"
Every Sunday, 4 p.m.
Action tour "How is this exhibition created?"
* duration 1 hour
* costs € 3, exclusive admission
* German only

WITH DIRECTOR HEMMA SCHMUTZ
Friday, February 21, 4 p.m.
As the curator of the exhibition Paweł Althamer, Hemma Schmutz shows exciting background information.
* cost: museum entry or ticket museum total
* German only
* More information about Museum Total

FRENCH CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST CÉCILE BELMONT
CONVERSATION FRANÇAISE AVEC L’ARTISTE CÉCILE BELMONT

Thursday, February 27, 6 p.m.
* duration 1 hour
* costs € 3, admission free

WITH SIGN LANGUAGE INTEPRETER
Saturday, 7 March, 4 p.m.

* duration 1 hour
* free entry and guided tour for the deaf

Children and Family

BABY TOUR
Mommy, daddy, baby. Cool!

Tuesday, 28 April , 10:30 a.m.
A relaxed tour and discussions on selected areas in the collection and the current special exhibition. Strollers, baby carriers / slings, bottles - everything is welcome.
* Cost: museum entrance only
* German only
* Registration necessary

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Photo: © maschekS.