Sunday, January 15.1.2023, 11.30 at XNUMX:XNUMX a.m

Lecture by Harald Kerber/Moderation Michael Kröger

The work of art and its reception as well as some reflections on the subject of nothing, almost nothing, emptiness and absence


Our program as part of the exhibition ALMOST NOTHING – dimensions of absence

Works of art in the exhibition "Almost Nothing" are reminiscent of traces, fragments and atmospheres that tell of the absence of people, their power and powerlessness, of observations of nothingness. With Adorno's Critical Art Theory, Harald Kerber recalls that the medium of art, as a paradox of a utopian reconciliation of reified conditions, always dreams of contributing to this reconciliation in the form of works of art. “Art in itself is powerless. But she represents in fictional form what reality could be as reconciled and man as a player (Schiller).” (Harald Kerber). Whether the exhibition "Almost Nothing" turns out to be such an appeal for reconciliation with social power may only become clear when we create our own image of nothingness: In every visible work there is also something invisible (“nothing”); we cannot escape its power, but we can give it our form.

At 11 a.m. we invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition.

Photo: Angelika Regenbogen-Brünink