Barbara Breitenfellner: Dream of an Exhibition

12. March 2011 - 05. June 2011 Dortmunder U, Level 3

Barbara Breitenfellner’s artistic practice bears witness to the fact that we live in a culture of ubiquitous imagery. The artist’s uncanny installations and collages derive from the observation that ‘(oneiric) images give rise to reality – a reality full of holes, corners and recesses’ (Jens Emil Sennewald). Over the past few years Breitenfellner has been collecting a series of dreams about art, which she put down in writing. For her first solo exhibition in a public gallery in Germany, she selected two dreams, which will be implemented as large-scale installations. In the first of the two dreams, ‘1 museum floor covered with 1 zigzag carpet (and) a fat sports car’ are said to play an important role, while the second dream was recorded as follows: ‘For days on end, Beuys made a performance in 1 space. Someone else (?) climbed on 1 lying gorilla with 1 fur on a platform – a rack that was moving upwards. In the end Beuys jumped from the rack like a winner in a circus.’

BARBARA BREITENFELLNER, born 1969 in Austria. Master of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art (Prof. Douglas Gordon). Recent exhibitions in Paris, Wien and Berlin. Lives and works in Berlin.

12 March - 5 June 2011
Opening: Friday, 11 March 2011, 18:00

Curated by Inke Arns

Funders and Partners

Partner 2011: Kunststiftung NRW
JUMP - Annual Sponsorship Award for art organisations by Kunststiftung NRW

Main Funders of HMKV:
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Supported by:
FTA – Film- und Theaterausstattung, Berlin

Media partner:
ARTE Creative

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