Eva Schlegel
26. May 2019. - 1. September
Opening: 25. May 2019 at 15:00
Curators: Bettina Busse, Muladi Brigitta, Peter Noever
Eva Schlegel's central theme is artistic creation, which she represents as a kind of psychic trip that could also be thought of as the ecstasy of flight: at one moment, rising higher, conquering gravitation, at the next, plummeting uncontrollably.

The title of the exhibition also alludes to the captivatingly ephemeral, transient nature of creation as a state of being; it points to the eternal human desire to experience freedom, to achieve the otherworldly, dream-like state of total ease and relaxation. It evokes the privilege of the gods, which, for the human being, appears almost impossible to experience, but which artists attempt to manifest nevertheless, again and again.

Schlegel's displayed works create flight - or at least the bodily sensation of weightlessness and relaxation - within the virtual realm, in the form of moving images projected through aircraft propellers. In addition to these spatial installations, the exhibition also features a photo series by the artist: the displayed lacquer works, in reinterpreting pornography, invoke a feeling of floating induced by erotic pleasure.