Inge Mahn

Stand und Verfassung
A project by Inge Mahn and Vlado Velkov

A Christmas tree is also affected by the lockdown in Brandenburg. It is located on Lake Wolziger near Funkenmühle and will remain there for the foreseeable future. This socially distant Christmas tree by Inge Mahn and Vlado Velkov floats, lonely, on a raft on top of cold water. Without family and friends, he turns on his axis again and again and dances with his reflection. For the small community on the shore that helped with the production, the tree evolved into a social project that brings people back together, brings joy and instills hope. The work, titled Stand und Verfassung (Status and Constitution), is on view until the end of the lockdown, from the shore in Funkenmühle.

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Günther Förg, Jeff Koons, Inge Mahn

Balance (group show)
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
10 June – 9 October 2022

Image: Inge Mahn, Säulenpaar, 1988, © Inge Mahn
Image: Inge Mahn, Säulenpaar, 1988, © Inge Mahn

Works by Günther Förg, Jeff Koons and Inge Mahn are included in the group exhibition Balance, which will be on view at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin from 10 June until 9 October 2022.

Incorporating a range of styles and movements include Minimal Art, Transavanguardia, Pop Art and contemporary art, the exhibition presents works dealing with individual and societal struggles to attain balance, harmony and stability. At the same time, these works shwo how transient balance is, once it has been attained. The exhibition Balance divides the depiction of these dwindling certainties into five thematic sections: the futility of longing for balance, the perception of balance, the tension inherent in interpersonal balancing acts, the imbalance in the relationship between humans and nature, and lastly, the balancing of individual and societal expectations in economic contexts.

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart