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SLAPSTICK! The Art of Comedy

28.02.2014 @ 10:00 - 25.05.2014 @ 18:00

| 6€ - 8€
Alexej Koschkarow "Pie fight", 2003

Alexej Koschkarow, Pie fight, 2003 © Alexej Koschkarow/Bildrecht, Vienna 2014

PIE FIGHTS! FIST FIGHTS! CHASES!
Major turbulences, but also minor everyday mishaps – like the slippery banana peel – have become famous slapstick scenes. Visual artists are hot on the heels of the great masters and make use of the cultural codes of slapstick. In various media they purposely play with slapstick quotations, motifs and concepts borrowed from the genre.

THE JOY OF FAILURE
The exhibition shows works by contemporary artists in the context of silent slapstick movies from the early history of cinema, tracing in the process the characteristics of slapstick in the art of the present day. The works center around failure, in very different and individual ways, with humor and also with dignity. The celebration of failure is imbued with a special charm against the background of today’s society of perfectionism and high achievement. (Text source: Lentos Linz)

An exhibition of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Details

Start:
28.02.2014 10:00
End:
25.05.2014 18:00
Cost:
6€ - 8€
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Venue

Lentos
Phone:
+43 732 7070 3600 bzw. 3614
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, Linz, 4020 Austria
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Organizer

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Phone:
+43 732 7070 3600
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Website:
www.lentos.at
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