“In the ocean of my soul…”
Dates: October 11th, 2020 - January 31st, 2021
Artists: Marc Czyzewski (Kalsruhe), Jürgen Essing (Münster), Werner Otto Lexa (Dormagen), Otto (Rüdiger Schmidt)(Dormagen), Hans Oberle (Rickling), Sven Redlich (Köln), Mark Stevens (Perth /Australien), Nicole Szlachetka (Münster), Lisa Urban (Hamburg)
The space within our inner eye is immeasurable. “In the ocean of my soul everything is full of pictures of great things ... and that's where I meet myself," said theologian Augustine about 1700 years ago. The Kunsthaus presents works by artists who make their inner world of personal encounters and sensations visible to the outside world through painting, drawing and sculpture. In doing so, notions of creativity, sexuality, self-awareness and extrinsic experiences are called upon to reflect and test our imagination. The exhibition contemplates the similarities between sensory and sexual organs, of openings and wounds, of seeing and hurting, and how these subjects recur throughout art history and present day.
The artworks are also for sale. The annual sales exhibition, which has taken place every year since 1996, presents over 300 pictures and objects by artists who work in the realm of Outsider Art, art and psychiatry, self-taught art, and contemporary art. Artworks made within the past year by residential artists in our studio and by international artists are showcased in our large exhibition space.