Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art

19 August6 November 2016

What roles do we play in our everyday lives? How do fiction and staging define our reality? What do media images lead us to believe in? Such questions take on increasing topicality. Contemporary artists, working in painting, sculpture, and photography, as well as in film and installations, likewise illuminate the complex relationship between appearance and reality.


“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”

William Shakespeare