This comprehensive show of Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s oeuvre (b. 1975 in Halle / BE, lives in Brussels) focuses primarily on work from recent years and was developed in cooperation with Kunst Museum Winterthur and Wiels contemporary art center. Sitting at the heart of Dedobbeleer’s artistic practice is the question as to what, nowadays, might possibly be added to all the things or (art) objects produced for the benefit of everyday human life, edification and luxury. Dedobbeleer looks to the origin of these things or – as the title indicates – for the “thing” in itself. Formally, his work draws no distinction between artworks formed from found objects, those made by hand or with a machine. High and low are humorously interwoven with one other.
The exhibition takes the form of an individual, museum-like presentation and brings together exhibits ranging from a depiction of an ancient hairstyle to a plaster model of the goddess Diana with a new nose, to large objects reminiscent of gymnastics equipment and sculptures containing nuts or fresh fruit. Several objects in the exhibition have a display function of their own (taking the form of tables or other constructions) and showcase other collected items including found and made objects, reproductions, or photographs. Dedobbeleer’s “Gallery of Material Culture” merges cultural-historical habits of seeing with European conventions of art presentation to form a very unique, imaginary yet also very real exhibition that not least ties in with modernism and novel forms of exhibition-making that art theorist Alexander Dorner developed with artists in Hanover.

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture« von Koenraad Dedobbeleer.

17.00
Artist Talk

with Koenraad Dedobbeleer

18.00
Atelier Visit

We are visiting the »2a-Studios«; members exclusive

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture« von Koenraad Dedobbeleer (30 minutes).

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

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12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

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14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture« von Koenraad Dedobbeleer.

19.00
Kunstsalon
The Bauhaus year, what remains of it and the Bauhaus brand

An interview with *Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Oswalt * (Professor of Architectural Theory and Design, University of Kassel, Director Bauhaus Dessau 2009-2014)

Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Sache: Gallery of Material Culture«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Nominal Representation«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Nominal Representation«, 2019
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Ablaut«, 2016
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Ablaut«, 2016
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Things are Stubbornly Thinglike IV«, 2018
Koenraad Dedobbeleer »Things are Stubbornly Thinglike IV«, 2018