"What remains? Remains what?" the art exhibition on the occasion of the 25. Anniversary of the world cultural heritage title for bamberg, the professional association of visual artists of upper franconia currently organizes in the city gallery villa dessauer. The show will conclude next weekend with a tour 25×25 on friday, 25. May, at 16 h, the event "cultural asset mull separation?" with kerstin amend-pohlig and an artist talk with angelika gigauri and harald burger each sunday, 27. May, at 3 pm.
Are we succeeding today in making a contribution to the cultural heritage of the future?? Does what we leave behind have any value for our descendants?? As part of the 25×25 series of events organized by the world heritage center to mark the 25. Anniversary of the award of the world heritage title to the old town of bamberg, gerhard schlotzer will lead a tour of the exhibition on friday at 4 pm. 25-year olds have free admission to this tour, all others pay 2,50 euro.
Place for cultural goods
22 artists from all over upper franconia deal in series of works of different techniques with the value of art for society and with becoming and passing away. How much permanently preserved cultural heritage can the earth accommodate?? If each of the ca. 106 billion people who have ever lived on earth left eight cultural assets, one human legacy came to ten square meters of human-used land.
How do we deal with what we have inherited and how does what we have created relate to that?? This level of reflection is present in many artistic processes, even if some works seem to be concerned only with formal questions.
Goda plaum seam abstract color flat paintings made from old packaging material and plastic tutes. Harald burger stages equipment, tools and materials left behind by several generations from an old farm on a rough tableau on the floor of the exhibition space. What remains in christine gruber's paintings is the last, uppermost layer of paint, which partially covers all the underlying layers, but which builds on them and could not have been created without their predecessors.
Just as cultural processes build on the achievements of past generations, even if they overlay them and make them invisible.
In long-lasting black-and-white photographs of bamberger's urban space, gerhard schlotzer fixes zones that have already been overhauled and altered several times before anyone thought about their preservation. Michaela schwarzmann deals with the bamberger bishopric saint kunigunde in a slide projection. A formerly common, now extremely rare first name is honored by a likewise rare, formerly ubiquitous photographic presentation method.
as a guest contribution, the municipal gallery of bamberger's twin city villach showed a film by peter putz about the paradise of the artist cornelius kolig. A walled area in the carninthian gail valley, where kolig presents many of his often controversial installations. His art was repeatedly attacked by right-wing circles in Austria.