Alte Schönhauser Strasse 36/37
10119 Berlin

Phone: + 49 30 / 28 38 93 19
Fax: + 49 30 / 28 87 91 42
February 4 – 13, 2014

Join “Luxus”

by Ralf Schmitt, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, Opening: Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, RSVP required

Ralf Schmitt

Ralf Schmitt “free from sin” 2011, 39 cm x 40 cm, Plastic bag on stretcher frame

“Once, however, … Fruhtrunk came to class overcome with remorse and declared in front of everyone: ‘I have sinned.’ He then paid the incredible amount of 400 Deutschmarks into the kitty. When his students asked why, he admitted having accepted the commission to design the plastic bags for Aldi. At this moment, Fruhtrunk must have sensed how thin the line is between democratizing culture and its betrayal to the taste of the masses. Until today, every Aldi bag in the corporation’s northern German dominion is a Günter Fruhtrunk multiple.” (from: Florian Illies, “Aufstieg und Fall des Günter F.”, 2009)

This exhibition features the works of different creatives from Germany — including artists, designers, filmmakers, and sound designers — who re-evaluated the contemporary role of luxury and encapsulated their visions and agendas through their creations.

Luxus – A Study of Luxury by Berlin Artists

Works by: Amrei Andrasch, Andreas Unteidig, Ann Schomburg, Barbara Weible, Christoph Damm, Ekachai Eksaroj, Elisabeth Pichler, Florentine Wolfgruber, Frieda Bellmann, Ines Tartler, Kenji Tanaka, Lina Saleem, Manuel Krings, Marc Pfaff, Maren Langer, Paula Trimbur, Ralf Schmitt, Sabine Dehnel, Silke Katharina Hahn, Sophie Bellmann, Stephan Brenn, Stephanie Jünemann, Tom Bieling

Curator: Frieda Bellmann

Opening: Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Admission is free, RSVP required.
Dates: February 4 – 13, 2014

Venue: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany - Deutsches Generalkonsulat New York
Address: 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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