25 May - 08 Sep 2013
An atmosphere of change
25 May - 8 September 2013
For the first time an exhibition is dedicated extensively to the phenomenon of vision in contemporary art. In what way does it differ from the utopia, what energies does it hold for the active shaping of the future?
Inspired by the first apparition of the Virgin Mary north of the Alps, the Herford apparition from the 10th century, “Visions” embarks on an unconventional, highly stimulating journey through a wide range of contexts and phenomena, allowing the viewer to trace the spirit and the atmosphere of visionary thought and formation. In our prag-matically organised times the question of the power of visions is just as necessary as it is – in the form of this exhibition – unique. In keeping with the intangible nature of a vision, this exhibition is conceived as a kind of living membrane, an experience space within the biomorphous, open architecture of Frank Gehry, thus giving expression to the character of the Museum Marta Herford as a laboratory for progressive ideas.
Works by Franz Ackermann, Francis Alÿs, Michaël Borremans, Felix Droese, Matt Mullican, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Slominski, Jorinde Voigt and many others show very different facets of a phe-nomenon whose topicality has become patently obvious. There will also be a reunion with Panamarenko’s airship “Papaver” (2002) from the Marta collection.