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Fritz Balthaus, MORE, Berlin 2015

Fritz Balthaus, MORE, Berlin 2015
Photo: Friedhelm Hoffmann, © Fritz Balthaus, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2015

Fritz Balthaus in the Berlin Academy of Arts

Fritz Balthaus, MORE, Berlin 2015
Photo: Friedhelm Hoffmann, © Fritz Balthaus, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2015

Fritz Balthaus in the Berlin Academy of Arts

Duration:

September 04 – October 25, 2015

Exhibition opening:

Thursday, 03. September 2015, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Opening hours:

Mon-Sun 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Venue:

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin-Tiergarten

Artist-guided tours:
October 4, 11, 18, and 25, at 2 p.m.


With the exhibition entitled “Fritz, I like the way you grasp the situation by its balls,” the Berlin Academy of Arts presents 13 interventions that Fritz Balthaus developed for the public areas and gardens on Hanseatenweg.

The works by the contextual artist Fritz Balthaus are both precise experimental setups and ironic interventions into the world of art and art exhibitions. Whether shown in museums, art galleries, galleries, art fairs, baroque castles and gardens or in so-called public contexts, the artworks reflect not only (on) the conditions of their creation but also the environments of their presentation. This results in overlaps of various kinds between the different media of image, sculpture, and architecture.

The site-specific “Spartenstiche” at the Academy of Arts challenges the widely postulated freedom of the arts. Upon closer examination, the social mandate of the “freedom of the arts” is itself a form of “commissioned art”; so perhaps taking as its subject art’s lack of freedom is what’s left of the freedom of the arts. In this sense, the interventions by Fritz Balthaus sit uneasily with the “rules” of art and the specific “house rules” of the Berlin Academy of Arts.

A cooperation between the Berlin Academy of Arts and the Schering Stiftung. 

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