Zeit ist ein spitzer Kreis

Exhibition

‘One day, I bought some blank index cards and a glue stick and began to cut out black and white pictures and words from the newspaper with a pair of nail scissors whilst sitting on the train. I glued a picture and some words onto each card, for example ‘THE AWKWARD WORD WELL’, or ‘IF A PLACE REALLY EXISTS, IT TOUCHES OUR LONGING’, OR ‘I AM THE PICKPOCKET’. I was amazed, because a single word can tell a whole story; a few words can be mystifying and suggest a lot – the entire story continues precisely because it is not written down on the card. On each card, the spotlight is on the text and the picture; each card is like a separate theatrical performance. This is the most intensive form of contact with language as every word has to be approached individually. In any case, the work is always sensual, and in many ways, it is similar to real life: The purely coincidental way in which the words meet; the way the contents of each card are limited to the card’s size; the fact that once something has been glued down, it cannot be undone,’ the author Herta Müller writes about her chosen art form of poetic collages, which she has practiced since the 1980s. To mark the 65th birthday of the author and Nobel Prize for Literature winner on 17 August 2018, the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg foundation is hosting an exhibition with a selection of her intuitive and playful ‘word pictures’, entitled Zeit ist ein spitzer Kreis (‘Time is a pointed circle’).

Zeit ist ein spitzer Kreis

Exhibition

  • Sunday, 16.09.2018 –
    Sunday, 25.11.2018
  • Exhibition Hall

Open 10:00 – 18:00 Tuesdays to Sundays and on public holidays
(on event days up to start of event)

from 1 November Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 – 16:00

Exhibition opening
Sun 16 September, 15:00

Advance bookings

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