Obstinacy of Things
13.09.18-17.02.19Are the banal objects of our consumerist world to be equated with the opulently arrayed fruits, blooms and other vanitas motifs familiar to us from the painterly still lifes of Old Masters? What is it that underpins our 400-year fascination with the genre? And why are contemporary artists rediscovering the still life for themselves in the medium of photography at this very precise moment in time? What do still lifes have to say to us today about our habits and our very own existence?
18.10.18-13.01.19A third of the world's population lives without a toilet, which often has fatal consequences for hygiene and drinking water. This is why innovative toilet concepts are being developed internationally that offer economic and ecological advantages. The Viennese design studio EOOS (Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl) has also been working on the development of toilet systems for many years.