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STATE OF THE ARTS

Video ∙ Installation ∙ Performance

16 June to 16 August 2020

The exhibition presents one of the most intriguing artistic phenomena of our time: the fusion of the visual and the performing arts. Today, more often than not, a visit to an exhibition does not merely offer new visual impressions. Instead, it is a more comprehensive experience that involves all the senses. Artists combine video, performance, dance, language and music, creating intermedial works. In some cases, this results in giving the visitors the opportunity to give up the distanced position of the viewer and become part of the work.

The fusion of the arts that causes the boundaries between the disciplines to disappear is a phenomenon of contemporary art that emerged in the 1960s. The term intermedia was used to celebrate the diversity of artistic possibilities, and experiments combining music, theatre, visual art and literature were launched. The Fluxus movement with its happenings and use of new media was especially influential in shaping this broader concept of art. Today in 2020, the extension of artistic media into all conceivable fields has long since become widely accepted. The exhibition brings together works that playfully move between different artistic disciplines – performative sculptures, sound works and installation art as well as performances.
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PLEASE NOTE

To our great regret, the work Voicing Pieces cannot take place as planned due to current health requirements.
Even if Begüm Erciyas' work cannot be experienced in the exhibition, it remains an integral part of the concept and can be seen here on this website.

www.stateofthearts.de

You can find additional information on the exhibition and its artists at www.stateofthearts.de.
The website serves to prepare and follow up your visit, but also works as a guide within the exhibition.
There won't be an exhibition catalogue.

Admission tickets

Would you like to go directly into the exhibition without stopping at the cash register?
Buy Print@home time slot tickets (incl. VRS) online!

€9.80/ €6.40 (concessions)

Free admission for everyone up to and including the age of 18.
Happy-Hour-Ticket: 7 € (available two hours before the museum closes; individual visitors only, all exhibitions.) Combined ticket for all exhibitions available. More information

Photographing

Visitors may take photographs in this exhibition. Feel free to share them on social media and please use the official hashtags.
Exceptions are marked accordingly in the exhibition.

Show bibliography
Illustrations
  1. Rachel Monosov, The Blind Leader, detail © Courtesy of the artist and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Foto: David Plas
  2. Exhibition view, Isabel Lewis featuring Dirk Bell, GAZEBO SOS (School of Swans), 2020, photo: Zöhre Kurc, 2020 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
  3. Exhibition view, Raphaela Vogel, Puppenruhe, 2019, photo: Zöhre Kurc, 2020 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
  4. Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Rolling-A-Joint: Revisiting Spike Lee, 2015, Video still, Courtesy of the artist
  5. Exhibition view, Gisèle Gonon, Work With Us, 2018 Courtesy the artist, photo: Zöhre Kurc, 2020 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
  6. Exhibition view, David Shrigley ‘The Artist’, 2014 © David Shrigley. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Zöhre Kurc, 2020 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
  7. Dries Verhoeven Songs for Thomas Piketty, detail, 2020 © Willem Popelier
  8. Exhibition view, Christian Falsnaes ,SOLO, 2020, Courtesy the artist and PSM, Berlin, photo: Zöhre Kurc, 2020 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
  9. Begüm Erciyas Voicing Pieces, 2016 © Bea Borgers

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Museumsmeile Bonn
Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 9171–200

Opening hours

Mondays closed
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thursdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
(including public holidays even those which fall on Mondays)

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