Real Time

The Art of Slowness

Following an exhibition on the subject of “space” in 2013, the Kunstmuseum Bonn has developed an exhibition titled “Real Time” which examined another existential coordinate of life – time. The exhibition focused on the contradictory nature of time and temporality, the difference between measured synchronicity and the subjective experience of time stretching, condensing, slowing and moving.
The Kunstmuseum Bonn presented a diverse array of artistic positions, particularly film and video works, supplemented by photography, drawings, paintings and installations. The selected pieces did not so much emphasise speed and acceleration as they did languidity, repetition and standstill. These were pieces which invented their own systems of time or freezed special moments in time forever.

Artistic directors: Volker Adolphs, Stephan Berg
Artists: David Claerbout (BE), Peter Dreher, On Kawara (J), Alicia Kwade (PL), Mark Manders (NL), Kris Martin (BE), Bruce Nauman (US), Bettina Pousttchi, Roman Signer (CH), Hiroshi Sugimoto (J) and others


Kunstmuseum Bonn


Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2

53113 Bonn (external link, opens in a new window)