Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg announces Slapstick! Alÿs, Bock, Chaplin, Hein, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton, Matta-Clark etc

. July 16, 2013

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents Slapstick! Alÿs, Bock, Chaplin, Hein, Laurel & Hardy, Keaton, Matta-Clark etc. open 20 July 2013–2 Feburary 2014.

Left: Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths I (detail), 1971. Twelve photographs, black and white, on board, 746 × 686 mm. © Tate, London 2013. Right: Safety Last, 1923, USA. Director: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Producer: Hal Roach. © Harold Lloyd Entertainment.

Left: Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths I (detail), 1971. Twelve photographs, black and white, on board, 746 × 686 mm. © Tate, London 2013. Right: Safety Last, 1923, USA. Director: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Producer: Hal Roach. © Harold Lloyd Entertainment.


The exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg humorously and simultaneously analytically places works by contemporary artists in the context of silent slapstick movies from the early days of the history of cinema, thus tracing the characteristics of slapstick to art of the present day. Objects, installations, photographs and films by such artists as John Bock, Rodney Graham, Wilfredo Prieto, Timm Ulrichs, Fischli/Weiss, Bruce Nauman and Francis Alÿs are combined in an informal exhibition parcours with selected key sequences from famed silent movie classics by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy.

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