Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents The Art of Deceleration

. January 17, 2012 . 0 Comments

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents The Art of Deceleration. Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei, on view Until 9 April 2012.

The Art of Deceleration distills a theme that touches a nerve with society. Since the 19th century, the tempo of life has continuously increased up to “rushing stand still” (Paul Virilio). The longing for relaxation and contemplation grows at the same time.

The exhibition project in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg focuses on the contrapuntal phenomenon of motion and rest in art from the Romantic to classic modernism and the present day. From the beginning, the fascination for unleashed motion was accompanied by the search for an aesthetic of slowness. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg examines this dialectic in a comprehensive exhibition featuring circa 160 works by 85 artists. The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
T +49 (0) 5361 26690
F +49 (0) 5361 266966
info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Wednesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Monday closed
www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Category: Fine Art

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