June 15, 2015 - Kunsthalle Erfurt - Full House
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June 15, 2015

Full House

(1) ILMGOLD / Laura Straßer, Swarm, 2015. (2) Sarah Westphal, Untitled (Tube, Edge), 2011. (3) Nasan Tur, Fortuna, 2011. (4) Olga Cherynsheva, Seven exercises, 2004. Video, 6:50 minutes. Installation view, Molsdorf Palace.*

Full House
20 June–20 September 2015

Schlossmuseum Molsdorf
Schlossplatz 6
D – 99094 Erfurt
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday and public holidays 10–18h

T +49 (0) 36202 90505
schlossmuseum.molsdorf [​at​] erfurt.de

www.fullhouseschlossmolsdorf.eu

Sonja Alhäuser, Peter Callesen, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Olga Chernysheva, Kristina Girke, Christiane Haase, Ilmgold/Laura Straßer, Folkert De Jong, Wiebke Meurer, Jens Risch, Nasan Tur, Sarah Westphal

Full House at Molsdorf Palace—one summer long, exquisite works by 13 contemporary artists and designers will be on display in the palace’s magnificent historic rooms. Among these are a miraculous swarm of bone china emerging from the chimney at the banquet room, a golden ornament that was once part of a royal table service, pop baroque paintings and a readymade capable of producing either money or debt. In addition, a video will provide exhibition guests with a vivid account of the building of the palatial private residence. And naturally, ghosts and spirits will still be lurking about in the old chambers…

In this one-of-a-kind group show at Molsdorf Palace, fantastical works of contemporary art and design hark back to the eventful history of the setting and its erstwhile owner, Count Gustav Adolph von Gotter (1692 Gotha–1762 Berlin). His acquisition and loss of Molsdorf Palace recall Grimm’s fairy tale of the fisherman and his wife—only in Gotter’s case, it was the story of a profligate gentleman. People’s desire for property and prestige is of course always an ephemeral phenomenon. Everything—including this wondrous exhibition—is only a fleeting specter…So it is all the more important to savor it!

Curator: Silke Opitz
an exhibition project by the Kunsthalle Erfurt

Press inquiries: viktoria.gueldner [​at​] erfurt.de / T +49 (0) 361 6551654

 

*Image above: (1) ILMGOLD / Laura Straßer, Swarm, 2015. Porcelain with inglazed collagen, decor, crushed porcelain, ca. 50 x 100 x 150 cm (variable). Installation view, Molsdorf Palace, Banquet room. Photo: Thomas Müller. © the designer, Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Stadt Erfurt. (2) Sarah Westphal, Untitled (Tube, Edge), 2011. Lamda print mounted on Dibond, 130 x 85 cm. Installation view, Molsdorf Palace, Silver chamber. Photo: Thomas Müller. © the artist, Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Stadt Erfurt. (3) Nasan Tur, Fortuna, 2011. Roulette ball once used at Casino Baden-Baden on felt in display case. Installation view, Molsdorf Palace, Conversation room. Photo: Thomas Müller. © the artist / Courtesy Blain/Southern Gallery London–Berlin; Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Stadt Erfurt. (4) Olga Cherynsheva, Seven exercises, 2004. Video, 6:50 minutes. Installation view, Molsdorf Palace, Library. Photo: Thomas Müller. © the artist / Courtesy Diehl, Berlin, and Foxy Production, New York; Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Stadt Erfurt.

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