The exhibition attempts to bring together two tendencies which have come to the forefront of contemporary art and to investigate their structural significance – on the one hand the deepening involvement of art with cinematography and with the figures of narration which are typical of this medium, and on the other hand a concomitant and distinctly evident fascination with the unfathomable.more

Since the end of the 1980s, the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung has built up under the guidance of the curators Heinz Liesbrock (Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop), Dieter Schwarz (Kunstmuseum Winterthur) and Thomas Weski (Haus der Kunst, Munich) a remarkable collection of international contemporary art.more

The Kunstverein Hannover conceives of itself as an interface for the presentation of regional, national and international contemporary art. On the regional level, the institution is unique in conducting with its autumn exhibition, which takes place every two years, a consistent, panoramic survey of the outstanding young artistic positions in Lower Saxony. With the annual event PLATFORM, the Kunstverein Hanover wishes on the one hand to further and to enhance emphatically an awareness of the regional artistic scene, and on the other hand to stimulate public interest in that interrelationship between education, apprenticeship and the provision of exhibitions which is so crucial for the entire range of artistic activity.more

Georg Herold, born in Jena in 1947, has since the 1980s numbered among those distinctively characteristic figures of contemporary art who have achieved recognition on the international level. His work has accordingly been displayed at almost all the trendsetting group exhibitions of the last decades, including the documenta IX and the Sculpture Projects Münster 1997.more

The photographs of Gregory Crewdson portray the world of small American towns as an unfathomable cinematographic dream. Upon the water-covered floor of a living room, a female figure in white lingerie lies staring at the ceiling with glazed eyes. A prefabricated wooden house along the murky street of a small town is surrounded by perplexed firemen and policemen. A girl in pyjamas stands stiffly in front of a school bus which, shining in warm yellow, waits in front of her house in the middle of the night. Proceeding from Freud‘s essay concerning the Uncanny, the photographer, who was born in 1962 in New York, has been creating ever since the middle of the 1980s pictures filled with seductive beauty along with fundamental irritation and disquiet. Himself an influential teacher at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Crewdson combines in his photography the principles of the two major schools of photography at Yale.more

With Antje Schiffers (*1967) and Thomas Ganzenmüller (*1966) the Kunstverein Hannover is presenting the two recipients of the 2002 Award of the Kunstverein in a double exhibition which includes all its available spaces. In what is for each of them the first comprehensive solo exhibition in an institution whose exhibits receive attention beyond the regional level, the two artists are essentially presenting the fruits of their two years‘ residence in the studio house of the Kunstverein Hannover, Villa Minimo.more