NYSTAGMUS | 2014

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Nystagmus is a current artistic reaction to two exhibitions held by Hitler in Munich during 1937 - "The Great German Art" and "The Degenerate Art". It's an exclusive, first-time collaboration between the independent SKR gallery and Munich Volkstheatre, aimed at exploring the potential theatrical mechanisms imbued in the museum space and that were used by the Nazis to instill their cultural doctrine.

 

Nine artists were commissioned by the curator Anton Erlich to present their works in a collective exhibition held inside the theatre space.

 

The audience was welcome to first tour the display area and later to take part in the opening ceremony, where some of the commissioned artists presented their performance pieces, created specifically for this event.

 

Connecting Dots / Uriah Rein-Merchav

A sceno-graphic work that examines the historical degeneration of both German and Israeli societies, using historical documents of the artist's personal biography.

 

Conversation with a Phantom - A Site Specific Séance / Medium Sybille Maria Lang and Felicitas Lang

An endeavor to channel the world of the dead and the entities from beyond that relies on real-time questions from the audience.

 

My Cervix / Bruno Spatz with actress Magdelena Weidenhopfer

A piece criticizing the dictatorial taking over of interpretation on the art world.

 

Commercial Break / The Sturm Twins

An installation based on the products of popular culture that seeks to expose the psychological manipulations inherent in modern propaganda.