SEXY MYTHOS. Selbst- und Fremdbilder von KünstlerInnen Ideas and Images of Artists

8 April–21 May 2006
Opening: 7 April 2006


NGBK, Oranienstraße 25


Jean Le Gac, Christoph Giradet & Volker Schreiner, annette hollywood, Kai Kaljo, Martin Kippenberger, Mladen Stilinović, Sibylle Zeh

Project group

Doris Berger, Franziska Lesák, Julia Schäfer, Antje Schiffers, Thomas Sprenger, Moira Zoitl

Exhibition takeover by Graz, Leipzig and Lübeck

The stuff of old myths and legends has remained largely unchanged to the present day and is constantly being rewritten and adapted. The popular mass media are especially responsible for its continuous and widespread circulation. SEXY MYTHOS adresses the currency and attractiveness of such myths and examines them against the background of the socioeconomic and societal positions enjoyed by artists today.

The exhibition confronts commonly held perceptions and narratives about artists within bourgeois society with the actual conditions attached to being an artist.

Catalogue: ISBN 3-938515-01-5