10 June – 23 October 2005

FAITES VOS JEUX! . Art and Game since Dada

The exhibition "Faites vos jeux!" presents artists who integrate games structures into their art.

In this case, games means: establishing systems of rules, testing adherence to and infringement of rules, action strategies, or providing room for manoeuvre, discovering the secret of the things around us, creating parallel worlds, assuming different roles, exploring the interplay between chance and necessity in experimental arrangements, opening up a new field of possibility.

The exhibition understands "game" is as a subversive strategy, as scope for experimental thinking and as a field for creative potential. "Faites vos jeux!" pursues the thesis that playful thinking and an experimental attitude are essential features of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The exhibition shows works by international artists of 20th and 21st century like Hans Arp, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Carsten Höller, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, Takako Saito, Arnold Schönberg, Kurt Schwitters, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Roland Stratmann, Jean Tinguely and others.

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Opening
 Thursday, 9 June 2005, 11:57 h for the voice, electronic, objects and instruments 
Supporting events:
 Saturday, 11 June 2005, 15 h   Concert

pieces from Emmett Williams, Sandro Veress, Georg Katzer, John Cage, Morton Feldman and more

with the trio Aventure

 Thursday, 23 June 2005, 18 h   Discussion

from the idea to the game

with Jürgen Valentiner-Branth

 Sunday, 26 June 2005, 14 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Thursday, 30 June 2005, 18 – 20 h   Workshop

the creative workshop from Bruno Munari®

techniques in black and white (30. Juni) and in color (7. Juli)

 Thursday, 7 July 2005, 18 – 20 h   Workshop

the creative workshop from Bruno Munari®

techniques in black and white (30. Juni) and in color (7. Juli)

 Thursday, 18 August 2005, 18 h   Speech

Faites vos jeux! art and paly since dada

by Nike Bätzner

 Thursday, 25 August 2005, 18 h   Film

Drowning by Numbers

by Peter Greenaway, GB 1988, 111'

 Thursday, 15 September 2005, 18 h   Reading

from the Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig

by Eveline Ratering

 Sunday, 18 September 2005, 14 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Saturday, 22 October 2005, 11 – 16 h   Art on Suturday

Kunst und Spiel: Sehen Sie selbst

an overview of strategies of playing in art