Caline Aoun's ink fountain in the exhibition Seeing is believing
Caline Aoun: seeing is believing

Deutsche Bank "Artist of the Year" 2018/19

November 15, 2019 – March 2, 2020

The PalaisPopulaire presents the first large-scale solo-exhibition in Europe by the Lebanese artist Caline Aoun, Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” 2018. Aoun's practice takes place between an alternating of physicality and "digitality", abstraction and concreteness, repeatedly questioning where tangible representation fails human perception. Indeed, her work has the incredible aspect of turning the invisible into something visible. Throughout topographical studies she engages with spaces materially, altering the surfaces and transforming them.
The Tanzmaschine
Das Totale Tanz Theater

100 years of bauhaus

November 15, 2019 – January 31, 2020

The Bauhaus looked for new artistic forms of expression for people in modern industrial societies. Among them was Oskar Schlemmer’s stage experiments as well as Walter Gropius’s “Totales Theater” project. To commemorate the 100th birthday of the Bauhaus, “Das Totale Tanz Theater” has revitalized these ideas for the digital age. The installation, which was conceived and realized under the leadership of the Interactive Media Foundation, transfers visitors to a 400-meter-high virtual reality dome. On this virtual stage they meet dance machines that wear futuristic versions of Schlemmer’s costumes. At first, the visitors can control the movements in the space. But then the system takes over the choreography. A sensual dance experience – and at the same time a highly topical reflection on the relationship between man and machine.