Special Exhibition | 14.10.2018 – 27.01.2019
The need to situate oneself spatially and mentally in the world is deeply anchored in people. Maps shape how we perceive the world and what points of orientation we choose in a decisive way. As a medium of presentation and communication they convey existing and aspired to world orders and actively contribute to shaping them. With the exhibition across boundaries, the Draiflessen Collection is dedicating itself to the qualities of maps as surfaces for projecting the world. The exhibition puts maps from various epochs in relation to artworks by international artists that examine the cartographic depiction of space or the influence of maps on our view of the world.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the suggestive power of maps and to open up new perspectives on the world and existing orders. Especially at the present time, when globalism and territorial demarcation have entered into a dynamic relationship, juxtaposing maps and artworks can make us aware of the origin and power of 'views of the world', but also of how they can change.
A richly illustrated catalogue in German, English, and Dutch editions will be published accompanying the exhibition.