Fellowship holders from the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate 2017/18
29. Apr 2018 – 15. Jul 2018
In Vita activa, Hannah Arendt states that works of art have the ability to stabilize human lives. Yet during the creation of this work she herself was anything but stable. Making art is a labour that seldom yields a stable result. It takes time until a coherent aesthetic message takes shape. Sometimes risks are inherent in the material. The ceramic objects, for example, at the center of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral residencies in 2017-2018 can survive for thousands of years, but they can also explode in the kiln or develop irreparable cracks ...
Producing, exhibiting and perceiving art always involves risk. Experiencing art exposes one to the danger of having one's thoughts and actions modified. The artists-in-residence of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral and grant recipients of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate examine such controversial current themes as globalization, communication, gender, religion and visions of the future and explore such questions as the history of forms, mythology and the search for the self. The exhibition will be curated by Olga Vostretsova (curator-in-residence).