Luc Tuymans – Edith Clever

15.09 — 26.11.2023

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Left: Luc Tuymans, Candle, 2017; right: Edith Clever in: Die Nacht, 1985, a film by Hans Jürgen Syberberg

The exhibition “Luc Tuymans – Edith Clever” is the prominent prelude of a new series of the Visual Arts Section at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in which works by Akademie members from diverse artistic disciplines confront one another. Belgian painter and curator Luc Tuymans – an art scene star recognised for his significant figurative style – has initiated a dialogue with German actress and director Edith Clever, an icon in theatre known for her strong women’s roles. Prestigious loans, specially conceived works and performative interventions address the relevance and ambiguity of painted images and embodied texts in a world saturated by the digital. The exhibition addresses the representation and legacy of the past as well as the ubiquitous atmosphere of its dissolution.