Poster for the event
Poster design »Spooky Actions«: nova Grafikteam
Published: 22 June 2022

Second exhibition of the University Gallery of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar presents works from the field of artistic research

Under the title »Spooky Actions«, seven artists from the Faculty of Art and Design who combine their work with practical and/or scientific research will be exhibiting in the temporary gallery space of »nova space« in Erfurt from Wednesday, 29 June 2022. The exhibition is part of the comprehensive programme of the International Annual Conference of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), which will be hosted by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar from 30 June to 3 July 2022.

The title of the exhibition is derived from the name of a principle from quantum physics, the so-called »spooky action at a distance«": two particles at different locations in space can exchange information about their properties without any time delay. Albert Einstein observed this phenomenon, but was never able to prove it, which is why he coined the term »spooky action at a distance«, which does not seem very scientific.

Based on this phenomenon, which has been scientifically researched but still cannot be explained with today's means of physics, the exhibition in the University Gallery shows cross-media artworks that deal with temporal or spatial entanglement in a figurative sense. For the duration of the exhibition, the »nova space« becomes a supposedly ›neutral space‹ or ›sterile laboratory‹ in which the artists' works, like experimental set-ups, each pursue individual questions - artistically and scientifically at the same time. The »spooky long-distance effects« of the works become visible in other places: individual artworks intertwined with the exhibition will spread out in public spaces in Erfurt and Weimar.

»Spooky Actions« is dedicated to the intersection between art and science, between artistic practice and research, as taught in the Ph.D. degree programme »Art and Design« at the Faculty of Art and Design. The exhibition was developed in collaboration of »nova space« with the Ph.D. programme and is part of the programme of the SAR conference.

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»Spooky Actions«
Exhibition Duration:

30 June 2022 to 2 September 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6 - 9 p.m.

Exhibition location:
nova space
Michaelisstrasse 34
99084 Erfurt

Participating artists:

Diana Sirianni, Hannes Dünnebier, Jenny Brockmann, Lena Trost, Schirin Kretschmann, Xenia Fink, Yutaka Makino

Curator / Director: Katharina Wendler
NOVA Team: Coretta Klaue, Till Röttjer, Rio Usui
Head of Visual Communication: Adrian Palko
Visual Communication Team: Haron Barashed, Ossian Osborne, Lisa Schulz-Coppi, Elise Weiland, Marc Wöhner

In an annual cycle of four exhibitions, »nova space«, the university gallery of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, will occupy the exhibition spaces of Kunsthaus Erfurt until the end of 2022.