BONN. Álvaro Urbano “The playground project. Outdoor “ 31 may – 28 october 2018. Bundeskunsthalle

To complement The Playground Project, the Bundeskunsthalle is opening the roof garden and the museum square to Outdoor, an exhibition on the subject of ‘Play’. It provides the contemporary artists Nevin Aladağ, Kristina Buch, Ólafur Elíasson, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, Llobet & Pons, Michel Majerus, Andreas Schmitten, Thomas Schütte, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Alvaro Urbano and Ina Weber with an opportunity to design interactive installations and spaces, forms and utensil for play. Visitors are invited to experience art in a playful, participatory and performative manner.

Alvaro Urbano (Madrid 1983) The connection between nature and fiction is the starting point regarding the work by Alvaro Urbano. During the last two years, the old gardens of Florence and Rome got in the focus of his interest: There, he creates situations in which remains of uncertain provenance will be visible for the viewer. He brings antique statues to life by arranging traces of their alleged nightly activities in their surrounding. The viewer gets confronted with an uncanny feeling which remains vague, and reality is put on a level that only consists of imagination.

Bundeskunsthalle. Museumsmeile Bonn Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4. 53113 Bonn

Image: Álvaro Urbano