KUNST IM TRAUM 20.11 – 28.11.2021

The exhibition concept, dreamt up by Niina Lehtonen Braun, weaves art and dream even closer together by assembling artworks that have been dreamt by the visual artists themselves, either as objects, ideas or sketches. In addition, the dreams have been translated into language and can be read. Dream images and dream language join hands.

The dream artworks in this exhibition are performances, installations, actions, drawings, objects, and paintings. Often the dream takes place in an art institution, at an art fair, or exhibition opening. Art discourses and music theory are negotiated. Family and friends are protagonists, one’s own body and its changes are articulated in dream. Sometimes the dreams are wonderfully positive, funny and surprising, while others are more reminiscent of bad dreams or nightmares (the German word “Albtraum” stemming from “Alben,” elves who, according to Germanic mythology, bring bad dreams), from which one awakens with a pounding heart – (strange) dreams such as everyone remembers having during the course of his or her life.

Dreams and dreamers are currently more important than ever – how bitterly we need more day and night dreamers! Many dreams have still not come true, but can sometimes be felt as flashes of reality in nanoseconds, though perhaps only in dreams.

Text by Julia Wirxel

KUNST IM TRAUM group exhibition with works by Carla Åhlander, Sophie Aigner, Betty Böhm, Corinne Bonsma, Lutz Braun, Barbara Breitenfellner, Veronica Brovall, Yvonne Buchheim, Paul McDevitt, Maurice Doherty, Jutta Eberhard, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Ingo Gerken, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Christian Hellmich, Mikko Kallio, Merja Kokkonen, Yves Mettler, Sarah Oh-Mock, Katrin Plavčak, Reto Pulfer, Lilla von Puttkamer, Mirka Raito, Roland Rauschmeier, Miia Rinne, Ulrika Segerberg, Kathrin Sohn, Magda Tothova, Bettina Weiß, Gernot Wieland, Alexander Wolff, Tobias Yves Zintel