Opening: 13.04.2011, 7 pm
Pink Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty castles in miniature format, villages made of Polly Pocket cottages, plastic cream cakes, masks and laser swords, Photographs of adventure and fantasy landscapes in theme parks – In this year’s archive project Millions of Lights, Claus Richter will be sifting through his own archive of toys and entertainment items and photos, and building his own little theme park, which will offer a very special look at the enticing worlds of Disneyland, Phantasialand and the studios of Hollywood.
Millions of Lights is about escapism, about escaping the world. The materials presented not only reveal historical parallels between the worlds of art and entertainment, but also reveal a very clear picture of the construction of our world when observed closely.
Claus Richter (*1971) recently presented a large solo exhibition at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum in Düren. He has also had solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2008), the Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Siegen (2005) and the Clages und Eva Winkeler Gallery in Cologne. At the Kölnischer Kunstverein he showed in the exhibition Après Crépuscule in 2009 and since then he is a studio fellow of the Kölnischer Kunstverein and the Imhoff Foundation. The exhibition is part of the series Antenne Köln.
Guided tours through the archive project
Fri. 29.04.2011, 5 p.m.
Fri. 13.05.2011, 5 pm
Sun. 15.05.2011, 11 am (Family tour International Museum Day)
Fugitives from the world by Claus Richter
Wed 18.05.2011, 8 pm
Claus Richter is supported by the Imhoff Foundation and the copy shop Print und Copy Center, Cologne.