Artists: Stephan Balkenhol, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Copley, Gustave Courbet, Martin Eder, Francisco Goya, Leiko Ikemura, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Ron Mueck, Edvard Munch, Ulrike Rosenbach, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Michael Triegel, Andy Warhol, a. o.
The theme of sleep has always fascinated artists. The many unsolved riddles and stories that have grown up around this unconscious state have provided and continue to provide the motifs for countless artworks. The exhibition at the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum focuses on 70 of these and approaches five aspects of sleep in art: private, public, erotic and fairy-tale sleep as well as the bed as the site of (artists') sleep.
Seemingly ill-matched couples like Gustave Courbet and Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch and Martin Eder or Sophie Calle and Ernst Barlach encounter one another and enter into a dialogue. The artworks range all the way from traditional paintings to photographs to performances; in our restless society, they represent a testament to and a plea for sleep as a productive waste of time.
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