SAÂDANE AFIF, SOPHIE CALLE, JULIEN CREUZET, SHARON HAYES, SARAH KÜRTEN, KETTY LA ROCCA, THYRA SCHMIDT, HIMALI SINGH SOIN
Exhibition: October 17, 2021 to January 23, 2022
Curator: Marion Eisele
The international group exhibition Pictured as a Poem at KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION explores the use of lyrical language in contemporary art. It focuses on the associative spaces that open up when poetry is used in text works, paintings, videos and expansive installations. More and more visual artists today are following poetic paths. They touch on questions of personal and collective identity and capture the quiet nuances of interpersonal sentiment. A unifying thread lies in the interest in the interplay between author(s) and real or imagined recipient(s), which is why the text forms of poem and (love) letter occupy a special role in the exhibition.
Welcome Monika Schnetkamp, Chairwoman Arthena Foundation
Introduction Marion Eisele, Curator of the exhibition
Reading by Himali Singh Soin (with David Tappeser)
Location: Rudas Studios, Zollhof 11, 40221 Düsseldorf, Entrance fee: 5€, Reservations at +49 211 99 434 130 or email@example.com
The experimental music band Dwarf Lift Dwarf performs lyrics commissioned by the artist Saâdane Afif on the theme of piracy. The concert, produced by KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION and the Beaufort 21 Art Triennial, is part of Afif’s exhibition contribution “The Pirates’ Who’s Who”, which also includes an LP release.
4.30 pm Guided tour with the curator through the exhibition at KAI 10.
Spoken word performers take a look at contemporary art from different lyrical perspectives during the evening (in German).
An artist talk with Sarah Kürten and Thyra Schmidt will take place at the closing event (in German).
Public guided tours | 3 pm: 17.10.2021, 31.10.2021, 14.11.2021, 28.11.2021, 12.12.2021, 02.01.2022, 16.01.2022