Clemens Jahn went to see the sitcom “The Superhost”. With this work the artist Britta Thie shows how to get the critics talking without fear of the mainstream.
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The sculptor Lena Henke transforms the SCHIRN rotunda into a changing spatial sculpture in which interior and exterior merge.
In her films artist Melanie Matranga shows how young people interact on familiar terms with one another without really perceiving the other person. The cinematic tour de force that is “Frownland” by Ronald Bronstein is...
Richard Gerstl enjoyed no success with his paintings during his lifetime, and his unusual way of painting was dismissed as repulsive and ugly. Yet even ugliness possesses a certain aesthetic appeal.
The Berlin musicians Perera Elsewhere, Air Max '97 and Ziúr will be playing live at the SCHIRN on the 22nd of April. For a preview of what's to come, check out their interview with SCHIRN MAGAZINE
Burkhart von Scheven, Professor of Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, talks about the old and the new peace logos, the emotional nature of symbols and trends in design.
In his essay “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” philosopher Michel Foucault explores the subtleties of Magritte’s visual form of linguistic criticism.
Blurred contours in thick paint: How Richard Gerstl abandoned figuration and alienated his contemporaries.
How did painting develop? René Magritte examined the ancient myths surrounding the origin of art and its purpose. We hunt for traces.
When education goes off track: Artist Pilvi Takala’s film, to be shown at the Double Feature on March 27, shows that life as a teacher can become servitude.
How can we understand the phenomenon that is René Magritte? The artist’s collected writings are brimming with dreams, conversations, biographical anecdotes and artistic treatises that say a great deal about him.
From Washington to Trump: US Presidents have always been a rich source of inspiration for artists. These images are inevitably also a political statement – not always to the benefit of the Head of State.
Desire and violence, eroticism and sadism, the real and the imaginary: the female in René Magritte’s work.
In Double Feature, British artist Beatrice Gibson addresses the value of money. This is followed by an all-but-forgotten pearl of film history by William Greaves.
Can you simply assign objects new names? In his “word-image paintings” Magritte employed the linguistic theories of Ferdinand de Saussure – and questioned the complex system of language.