On the Stream 53 Poetics of Property

6/29/24 to 8/11/24 in Warnemünde

© Foto: Angelika Fischer/ Edvard-Munch-Haus e.V.

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  • Friday, Jul 26, 202412:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Jul 27, 202412:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jul 28, 202412:00 o'clock
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Exhibition

Archive material on the Edvard Munch House as well as architectural models by Katharina Wiedwald and works by Espen Gleditsch, Leonard Rickhard, Olve Sande

Am Strom 53: Poetics of Property

All buildings have a poetics. They are places where worlds emerge, gently spill over into others or violently mutate. They create worlds and participate in them, they connect, enable or suppress others at the same time.

The British painter, writer and art theorist John Ruskin was one of the earliest thinkers to take this cosmopoetic quality of buildings seriously. He compared their life to that of lichens. Lichens are symbiotic life forms that are in a cyclical state between growth and decay, absorbing nutrients and returning them to their environment. In this equation, buildings are not immobile structures, but rather organisms that slowly proliferate by synthesizing materials, technologies, human and non-human life forms.

 

When we refer to Am Strom 53 as the "Edvard Munch House", we are highlighting two significant yet brief phases of his life: the seventeen months from 1907 to 1908 when the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch lived and worked here, and the last twenty-six years when the building served as an art institution and artist residency. "Am Strom 53: Poetics of Property" attempts to broaden the perspective. Not only by expanding the time period to be explored, but also by mapping the diverse worlds that Am Strom 53 made possible and in which it participated.

In Proserpina (1906), Ruskin writes that "fibers of the past remain forever woven into the architectural work". The exhibition thus explores the voices that are still embedded in today's Edvard Munch House: from the particular forms of ownership of the fishing families who once lived there, to the impact of tourism and the steam locomotive on its façade, the protracted building conflicts between the former owner Lieselotte Zander and the Rostock city authorities, to the biography of the pear tree that now stands dying in the house's garden.

In addition to archive material and architectural models by architect Katharina Wiedwald, which illustrate the building's typological development, the exhibition presents works by artists Espen Gleditsch, Leonard Rickhard and Olve Sande, which take up the poetics of crossing boundaries that seem to unfold in the house - between culture and nature, between the built and the grown.

The project is being realized with the generous support of the Office for Contemporary Art, Norway (OCA), the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation and the Hanseatic and University City of Rostock.

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Event dates
  • Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 15:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Jul 5, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jul 7, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Jul 12, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Jul 19, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jul 21, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Jul 26, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Jul 28, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Aug 2, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Aug 3, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Aug 4, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Aug 9, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 12:00 o'clock
  • Sunday, Aug 11, 2024 12:00 o'clock
Event Location

Edvard Munch House

Am Strom 53
18119 Warnemünde


Contact the organiser

Am Strom 53
18119 Warnemünde


mail@edvard-munch-haus.de

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