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The Art of Deceleration. 

Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei

November 12, 2011 to April 09, 2012

The Art of Deceleration distills a theme that touches a nerve with society. Since the 19th century, the tempo of life has continuously increased up to "rushing stand still" (Paul Virilio). The longing for relaxation and contemplation grows at the same time.

The exhibition project in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg focuses on the contrapuntal phenomenon of motion and rest in art from the Romantic to classic modernism and the present day. From the beginning, the fascination for unleashed motion was accompanied by the search for an aesthetic of slowness. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg examines this dialectic in a comprehensive exhibition featuring circa 150 works by 80 artists.

The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

Press conference November 10, 2011 at 11.15 a. m. at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Artists of the exhibition

Josef Albers - Giacomo Balla - Joseph Beuys - Alexander Calder - Hussein Chalayan - Francesco Clemente - Giorgio de Chirico - Robert Delaunay - Marcel Duchamp - Caspar David Friedrich - Franz Gertsch - Douglas Gordon - Andreas Gursky - Jeppe Hein - Anselm Kiefer - Frantisek Kupka - El Lissitzky - Aristide Maillol - Kasimir Malewitsch - Christian Marclay - Kris Martin - Aernout Mik - Lazlo Moholy-Nagy - Giorgio Morandi - Bruce Nauman - Roman Opalka - Julian Opie - George Osodi - Nam June Paik - Julius Popp - Odilon Redon - Gerhard Richter - Auguste Rodin - Mark Rothko - Thomas Ruff - Jonathan Schipper - Jean Tinguely - William Turner - James Turrell - Cy Twombly - Lee Ufan - Fabienne Verdier - Bill Viola - Andy Warhol - Ai Weiwei - Zhou Xiaohu - and others.

"The Art of Deceleration" - Left: Hussein Chalayan, Place to Passage 2003, 5 Screen Film Installation, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Right: Aristide Maillol, La Méditerranée, 1905-1907, Bronze, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; on loan from Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen © VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2011


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