Rational / Irrational


2008, Nov 08, Sat — 2009, Jan 11, Sun

Arthur Bispo do Rosário | Venha as virgens em Cardumes | © Promo

Arthur Bispo do Rosário | Venha as virgens em Cardumes | © Promo

Javier Téllez | Film still from the project

Javier Téllez | Film still from the project "Caligari und der Schlafwandler" | © Promo

Brazilian artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1911-1989) and the Chilean Juan Downey (1940-1993) are the central historical figures in this show. It also includes a video installation by the Polish artist Pawel Althamer, a double-projection installation by François Bucher (Berlin/Medellin), a work by the German concept artist Hanne Darboven and a video production by Javier Téllez (Venezuela/USA). In a commissioned work for the House of World Cultures, Javier Téllez teamed up with psychiatric patients from the Vivantes Clinic Neukölln to film his version of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in front of the expressionist Einstein Tower in Potsdam. Our film programme offers a glimpse into the light and shadow of the psyche.