Concepts of space are as varied as the term itself. The twelve artists gathered in the exhibition at the Museum Folkwang are not primarily interested in defining physical space. In their videos and films they instead question the function of rooms, explore their limits, crossing these, and create new spaces that are beyond the classical concept of space and time.
The starting point is often the urban space, as in the works of Nira Pereg, Sarah Morris and Francis Alÿs, but here it is a symbol of social and socio-political conflicts. In a theatrical installation, Hans Op de Beeck briefly animates built spaces in a model. In Paris Green, Ed Atkins explores the influence of media images on our conception of space.
In the work of Jesper Just dream, reality and memory come together and create a fictional place that reflects the complex inner feelings of his protagonist. The exhibition 12 Months / 12 Films – Explorations in Space at the Museum Folkwang is designed as a journey that leads to particular places and spaces beyond the traditional notions of space.
Curated by Cornelia Gockel, Mario-Andreas von Lüttichau und Marcel Schumacher