LAPIDAR: zu den Steinen gehörig


Originally, ‚lapidary‘ means ‚carved in stone, a terse, chiseled inscription from Roman times, like a tweet or text message today. The term refers to the stones; lapidary is thus the perception of architectural elements from different historical layers. They may disappear in social upheavals, fall into insignificance, and above it, into oblivion, losing their meaning over time.

‚LAPIDAR: belonging to the stones‘ is dedicated to these historical architectural pieces as examples. They are juxtaposed with positions of contemporary artists, which are presented along building fragments of the city of Potsdam. The show aims to engage with Potsdam‘s deep and complex layering history, its architecture from the past, and the current movement to rebuild and structure the city.

Artists: Karl-Heinz Adler & Friedrich Kracht, Michael Bach, Ursula Edelmann, Ayse Erkmen, Günter Fruhtrunk, Peter Halley, Herzog&De Meuron, Alicja Kwade, Per Kirkeby, Michael Lüder, Heinz Mack, Michael Morgner, Dorothea Nerlich, Christian Odzuck, Blinky Palermo, Andrea Pichl, Gerhard Richter, Titus Schade, Thomas Schütte, Erik Schmidt, Eva Schwab, Sandra Peters, Rosemarie Trockel, Günther Uecker, Lawrence Weiner

Kunstraum Potsdam

January 07 – February 05, 2023

Photography © Michael Lüder and Jens Ziehe