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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Inge Mahn, Bridget Riley et al.

NOTHINGTOSEENESS - Void/White/Silence (group show)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
15 September – 12 December 2021

Image: Inge Mahn, Stuhlkreis, 2000, photo: def image
Image: Inge Mahn, Stuhlkreis, 2000, photo: def image

The broad spectrum of meaning of the colour white, of void and silence in the visual arts, and the associated difference between materiality and immateriality, is at the focus of the exhibition and event project featuring international artists in the Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. The aim is to explore artistic/aesthetic practices from the 1950s/60s until the present day that have brought about critical and process-based artistic positioning at international level in selected circles. The focus is on the “question of seeing (...), the visual non-slipping” (John Cage, 1961). In addition to colour, material, void, and silence, the exhibition and the accompanying programme will reference themes of keeping silent and narration in literature, performance, music and architecture. Works by Inge Mahn and Bridget Riley are included.

Akademie der Künste