Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg | On Everyone’s Lips. From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman
ON EVERYONE’S LIPS
FROM PIETER BRUEGEL TO CINDY SHERMAN
EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 6, 2021
KUNSTMUSEUM WOLFSBURG | WOLFSBURG, GERMANY
Natalia LL - Consumer Art (Detail) 1972-75 - 16 mm-Film- 16:01 min
© Natalia LL, courtesy the artist and lokal_30, Warschau
EXTENDED – Mouth, lips, tongue, and teeth; speech, pain, and screaming; eating, devouring, spitting, and spewing; lust and passion: the mouth has moved to the center of social, political and media debates in the past few months.
With a site-specific architecture representing an abstracted oral cavity, On Everyone’s Lips. From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman features more than 150 exhibits from Antiquity to the present. Among them are paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos by Albrecht Dürer, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Marina Abramovic and Cindy Sherman.
The exhibition takes visitors from a 2,600-year-old ancient Egyptian bronze figure depicting the nursing goddess Isis with her son Harpocrates to contemporary works such as the Scream by Christian Marclay via a character head by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Also on display is a site-specific installation by Benjamin Houlihan, for which the German artist applied tempera paint to a wall with his tongue.