Sebastian Gräfe – Die weiteren Aussichten
21 May – 10 July 2011
Opening: 20 May 2011, 6 p.m.
Welcoming speech: Waltraut Steimke, executive director
Introduction: Stefanie Böttcher, artistic director
The weather is not only one of the most popular topics of conversation, it is also one of man;s most stubborn adversaries. It impinges on all realms of life and yet eschews all control. The only possibility of largely avoiding its influence is to categorically exclude it. Sebastian Gräfe however opts for a contrary course in his exhibition Die weiteren Aussichten: he brings the weather right into the room. There is no escaping it. Using the principle of the weather station or weather column, he transfers its function to architectural components of the exhibition space and the objects in it. He conceives a measuring and display system for air pressure, temperature and weather forecast which has a key of its very own and fits in both formally and conceptually with Gräfe;s other work. At the same time he exposes the exhibition space to phenomena that apparently stand for total freedom or boundlessness and make the walls of the Künstlerhaus Bremen permeable.
Sebastian Gräfe (*1976 in Grimma) received the 30th Bremen Fine Arts Prize in 2006. In the years that followed scholarships brought him to Stuhr-Heiligenrode or Edenkoben. He had solo exhibitions among others at the Kunstverein Cuxhaven, Galerie Lena Brüning, Zern Berlin, Kunstverein St. Pauli and the Simultanhalle Köln.
An extensive catalogue will be published to mark the exhibition Die weiteren Aussichten at the Künstlerhaus Bremen.
9 June 2011, 7 p.m. Von A wie Abendrot bis Z wie Zyklon Lecture by Sebastian Gräfe
30 June 2011, 7 p.m. Kräht der Hahn auf dem Mist, ändert sich;s Wetter oder es bleibt, wie es ist Lecture by Dr. Michael Theusner, Klimahaus Bremerhaven
Guided tours: 28 May 2011, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; 7 July 2011, 7 p.m.
The exhibition is supported by: