ARTIST LAB IN THE ART MUSEUM BONN: RITUALS FROM THE FRINGE (2016)
A museum is a place of »otherness«. When you enter the exhibition rooms, you enter a contemplative state, distancing yourself from the outside world and slowing your pace to a stroll. Five artists are tempted to question the ritual of a museum visit, to go beyond the old boundaries between art and the everyday world. They come from the fields of dance / performance, composition and film and, as part of a two-week laboratory, go on research into the Kunstmuseum Bonn. They deliberately place themselves in the line of the Modernist tradition, which the artists of the Judson Church generation had founded: often participatory, many of the works at that time upgraded everyday life, "conquered" public spaces, and developed non-hierarchical, cross-divisional forms of production.
As part of the laboratory, the performers are primarily concerned with the threshold and peripheral areas of the museum, wanting to change, enhance or redefine the perception of rules, spaces and edges. The distinction between inside and outside should be blurred, the museum experienced an extension beyond its architectural boundaries.
Funded by the Kunststiftung NRW, the Landschaftsverband Rheinland, the Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the US Embassy Berlin and the US Consulate General Düsseldorf.