Special Exhibition | 02.05.2021 – 25.07.2021

MADE REALITIES Photographs by Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall

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Showcasing the work of Thomas Demand, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Andreas Gursky, and Jeff Wall, the exhibition presents four photographers whose images skilfully interrogate the possibilities and limitations of their chosen medium. Working with both analogue and digital technologies, the four artists not only formulate wholly distinct ways of seeing reality but analyse human perception itself. Their subjects range from fleeting everyday scenes to mysterious events and re-enacted historical happenings. What these images all share is the artists’ intent to meld the documentary – traditionally photography’s cardinal virtue – with the fictional. Without losing the connection to something that once existed, they construct glimpses of worlds that are as convincing as they are disconcerting.


Programme
The exhibition is going to accompanied by a virtual supporting programme consisting of short videos showing guided tours through the exhibition. Additionally various aspects of the exhibition are highlighted in the Draiflessen Clips. The videos and Clips can be accessed via Instagram or our Homepage here.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, New York City, 1983, from the series A Storybook Life | © Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner

Podcast MADE REALITIES

Presenting hidden cultural venues in Münsterland and getting to know the people who do everything for art and culture in the region - that's the idea behind the podcast "Mission Weißer Flamingo" by Münstlerland e.V..
Producer Anna-Ida Almus, an FSJ student at the Münsterland Cultural Office, travels through the region to see what is going on in front of, but above all behind the scenes of the cultural institutions.
She talks to cultural workers, artists and the creative minds of Münsterland,  including our director Dr. Corinna Otto and the curator of the MADE REALITIES exhibition, Olesja Nein.

  • Mission Weisser Flamingo – Der Kultur-Podcast aus dem Münsterland
  • Podcast MISSION WEISSER FLAMINGO

Catalogue

In addition to the exhibition a catalogue in three languages (German, English and Dutch) is published. Additionally to the generously presented artworks by the four artists, the book also comprises vividly told texts by the writers Julia Franck, Jonas Lüscher, George Pavlopoulos and Angela Steidele.

In parallel

June

Tu
8.
Holiday Activities
Schreibwettbewerb
MADE REALITIES
All young visitors are invited to write or draw a short story (max. 1.5 pages), a drawing or any mixture of both.
Wed
16.
15.30 – 16.30 | Curator‘s Talk
Curator's Talk
in the exhibition MADE REALITIES
Ask the curator of the exhibition MADE REALITIES!
Thu
24.
On the occasion of the exhibition MADE REALITIES, the Draiflessen Collection invites you to a talk between the writer George Pavlopoulos and the arts and culture scholar Pia Kuik.

July

Thu
1.
19.00 – 20.30 | Talk
Tour and talk with the writer Angela Steidele and the curator Olesja Nein
in the exhibition MADE REALITIES
In this tour of the exhibition MADE REALITIES, writer Angela Steidele and curator Olesja Nein talk about how photography and language can create realities.
Fr
2.
20.00 | Performance
Event
Monodrama by John Clancy in a production by the Landestheater Schwaben
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” says William Shakespeare. But what is it actually like to be an actor or actress?
Sa
10.
Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Wed
14.
15.00 – 17.00 | Workshop
Art Based Learning - Art from a different angle
in the exhibition MADE REALITIES
Art-based learning is about the active and receptive viewing of individual works of art.
Wed
14.
11.00 – 13.00 | Holiday Activities
Speech bubbles!
MADE REALITIES
Time to think up your own funny, mysterious, or just plain silly stories from looking at the exhibited photographs.
Thu
15.
11.00 – 13.00 | Holiday Activities
Photography workshop Tableau vivant
MADE REALITIES
After a tour of the exhibition, participants recreate living pictures (French: tableaux vivants).
Sa
17.
Workshop
Photography as Stage
Summer Academy with Henning Rogge und Regine Petersen
Based on the exhibition MADE REALITIES, the Summer Academy will address the subjects of staging and of the exaggeration of reality, fact, and fiction.