The audience and their productive role in the creative process of a work of art are at the center of the exhibition “Duett with Künstler_in – Partizipation als künstlerisches Prinzip”, which opened at the Museum Morsbroich in May 21th. Featuring works by 37 artists, including PIPA Prize nominee Opavivará!, the group show focuses on the ways in which, be it by a direct order or by creating an open collaboration process, the audience can participate in an exhibition.
By calling for social action, the exhibition situation creates opportunities for encounters in the museum institution. To think of art as an essential part of life is not only fundamental to the understanding of art in the 20th century but is also one of the fundamental democratic values of our society.
Further on, the Museum Morsbroich sees participation as an artistic principle of its founding history, one which brings creative impulses of art to the city and the society. In this sense, the exhibition also presents site-specific works like “leverkusen_transfer”, by Mischa Kuball, which interprets different spaces such as the urban space, the museum space and the private space as inseparable.
“Duett with Künstler_in – Partizipation als künstlerisches Prinzip”, featuring Vito Acconci, Davide Balula, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, Angela Bulloch, John Cage, Christian Falsnaes, Claus Föttinger, ////////// for //// art entertainment interfaces, Florian Graf, Rodney Graham, Hans Haacke, Jeanne Hein, Christine Jankowski, Yves Klein, Tomas Kleiner, Mischa Kuball, Dieter Meier, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Opavivará!, Marjetica Potrč and Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers – Myvillages, Tino Sehgal, Gabriel Sierra, David Shrigley, Juergen Staack, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mary Vieira, Wolf Vostell, Franz Erhard Walther, Gillian Wearing, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, Haegue Yang and Center for Political Beauty
Curated by Stefanie Kreuzer
On view from May 21st through September 3rd, 2017