The Stubborn Life of Things Group exhibition with Monika Stricker at KAI 10, Düsseldorf

Curator: Julia Höner
Artists: Bettina Buck, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Romuald Hazoumè, Sofia Hultén, Monika Stricker, Haegue Yang

 

In the exhibition The Stubborn Life of Things the artworks of six international artists advance an understanding of things that goes beyond their function as human prostheses, as an archive of cultural practices, or as the simple materialization of higher (artistic) ideas. They allow us to dive into the world of things, whose sensual guise can either seduce or provoke us, making them tangible, yet untranslatable at the same time. The exhibition and its accompanying program of events encourage us to re-think the roles of clothes racks, automobiles, wall tiles, etc. as accomplices in human acts of all kinds.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7-2 a.m.
Night of the museums
Guided tours of the exhibition with the KAI 10 team as well as
electronic sound experiments by Elektrohorror | Sven Vieweg (9/10.30 p.m.).
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7 p.m.
VOM EIGENSINN DER DINGE – EINE ANDERE PHÄNOMENOLOGIE
DER WELT DER OBJEKTE
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Hahn, Frankfurt
Cultural Studies have focused for a long time on the media-related qualities of things. In recent times there has been a shift toward ways of perceiving things and acting with them which thwart functional classifications.
Followed by a thematic program of artists’ films.
Thursday, July 4, 2013, 7 p.m.
Kunst Komplizen
An Evening with thematic guided tours by students from the Art History Institute, Heinrich Heine-Universität-Düsseldorf. Headed by Arne Reimann

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