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Ulay - There Is a Criminal Touch to Art (The Poor Poet) Artist Talk and Video Screening with Ulay

25 May 2019

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Starts at 7 pm

Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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At the talk and videoscreening by Ulay at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien clips from the performance ‘There’s a Criminal Touch to Art’ (1976) by Ulay will be shown. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to talk about it.

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Bei dem Künstlergespräch und Videoscreening mit Ulay im Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien werden Ausschnitte der Performance ‘There’s a Criminal Touch to Art’ (1976) gezeigt, welche Ulay bei dem Diebstahl des Gemäldes ‘Der arme Poet’ von Carl Sitzweg aus der Neuen Nationalgalerie, sowie die konsequente Rezeption der Presse, zeigen.  Nach dem Screening wird es die Möglichkeit geben über die Wahl Ulays von Sitzweg’s Gemälde zu reden, sowie über die künstlerischen Mittel der institutionellen Kritik von Ulay und Downey. Hinsichtlich dieser lässt sich der ‘criminal touch to art’ diskutieren.   


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Please note that the talk will be held in English.

At the talk and videoscreening by Ulay at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien clips from the performance ‘There’s a Criminal Touch to Art’ (1976) by Ulay, showing Ulay’s theft of Carl Spitzweg’s painting ‘Der arme Poet’ from the Neue Nationalgalerie and the consequent reception by the press, will be shown.  Afterwards there will be the opportunity to talk about why Ulay chose Spitzweg’s painting and discuss Ulay’s and Brad Downeys artistic means of institutional critique and how there is a “criminal touch to art”.  The talk will be held within the framework of SLOW MOTION DISASTERS, a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Brad Downey presented by Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. 

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