with Moritz Scheper, director Neuer Essener Kunstverein and Julia Höner
Welcome: Monika Schnetkamp, Chairwoman Arthena Foundation
Introduction: Julia Höner, Curator of the exhibition
Trace and Observation
Drawing as an imprint and as a response to imaging processes in the natural sciences
With: Sandra Boeschenstein, Hanna Hennenkemper, Oliver Thie and Irene Weingartner
Moderated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Exhibition curator
The Body as the Scale of Drawing
How does the physical activity of drawing relate to existing or fictional dimensions? In the Gulliver's Sketchbook exhibition, 16 artists driven by the ingenuity of the drawing pen pursue this and further questions. Short guided tours will take you from the microcosm to the macrocosm. In Nicole Wendel’s performance (N)ON SITE BODIES, the individual scale becomes visible in the context of physical, psychological and architectural space. In his documentary Oliarus Polyphemus, Oliver Thie describes how his artistic practice is based on the engagement with scientific imaging techniques.
7 pm, 10 pm, 11:30 pm: short guided tours of the exhibition
Nonstop: Oliarus Polyphemus, documentary by Oliver Thie on his two-year residency at the Berlin Museum of Natural History
8 pm, 9 pm: (N)ON SITE BODIES, performance by Nicole Wendel and Jan Burkhardt with eleven dancers from the University of Music and Dance in Cologne / 30 min
People were already drawing 20,000 years ago. Nevertheless, drawing still has a firm place in today's art scene. But which one? What role does drawing play in art institutions and on the art market?
Panel discussion with Joana P. R. Neves, Curator, London & Artistic Director of Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris and Jan-Philipp Frühsorge, Art Historian and Curator, Berlin / Paris, moderated by Ludwig Seyfarth, Exhibtion curator (In English).