"Weiter im Text" Käthe Kollowitz Prize 2020
Akademie der Künste
23.01.2020 – 01.03.2020
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
With Kathrin Röggla, Rolf Tegtmeier, Gregor Schneider, Peter Weibel, Timm Ulrichs
The award ceremony to honour Timm Ulrichs being awarded the Käthe-Kollwitz Prize 2020 and the opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 23 January 2020 in the Academy building on Hanseatenweg in Berlin.
“Total artist” Timm Ulrichs fought from the very beginning for independence from the constraints of the art market, for freedom in terms of the style and meaning of conceptual art as well as for recognition and protection of the idea, not the object. Thus, he associates himself with a utopia of modernity that fuses life and art. The Advertising Centre for Total Art / Banalism / Extemporism, founded by Ulrichs in 1961, still forms the point of departure and reference for his work today, with its combination of living and working spaces.
The artist himself, his body, mind and social and urban environment are at the centre, in that he transforms himself into the First Living Artwork including participation by the audience. The conceptual artist also occupies the broad field of language and experiments with its boundaries and the logical misunderstandings that arise in the relationship between word, concept, meaning and in correlation with the object.
The exhibition “Weiter im Text” (Continue in the Text), which takes place on the occasion of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2020, explores his artistic notion of the end of the sayable and unsayable with a selection of expansive works, prints, objects and films.
With the kind support of the Cologne Kreissparkasse which funds the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.
Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Wed 5 pm, Sun at noon.
€ 3 plus exhibition ticket
Free admission for under 19s and Tuesdays, from 3 pm
Photo credit: Timm Ulrichs, Foto: Peter Fabian/artikel editionen, 2019