MOURNING—ON LOSS AND CHANGE, curated by Brigitte Kölle, looks at death and grief through the eyes and works of nearly thirty contemporary artists.
Participants include Bas Jan Ader, Kudjoe Affutu, Khaled Barakeh, Christian Boltanski, Helen Cammock, Anne Collier, Johannes Esper, Sibylle Fendt, Seiichi Furuya, Paul Fusco, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Aslan Ġoisum, Ragnar Kjartansson, Maria Lassnig, Jennifer Loeber, Ataa Oko, Adrian Paci, Philippe Parreno, Susan Philipsz, Greta Rauer, Willem de Rooij, Michael Sailstorfer, Thomas Schütte, Dread Scott, Rein Jelle Terpstra, Rosemarie Trockel, Tilman Walther, and Andy Warhol.
Cammock—recent joint winner of the Turner Prize—makes her German debut with the exhibition, which includes a sound piece produced by Philipsz that “revives the old mourning tradition of keening in the atrium of the Gallery of Contemporary Art.”*
A bilingual exhibition booklet can be viewed here.
Through June 14.
Glockengiesserwall 5, Hamburg.
Mourning—On Loss and Change, Hamburger Kunsthalle, February 7–June 14, 2020 , from top: Maria Lassnig, Balken im Auge / Trauernde Hände, 1964; Khaled Barakeh, The Untitled Images, 2014; Helen Cammock, Untitled, (If You Won’t Be Touched) Shouting in Whispers, 2017; Seiichi Furuya, Mémoires, 2012; Ragnar Kjartansson, God, 2007; Paul Fusco, RFK Funeral Train, 1968/2019; Andy Warhol, Jackie, 1964; Anne Collier, Woman Crying (Comic) #8, 2019. Images courtesy and © the artists (and their estates and galleries), the photographers, and Hamburger Kunsthalle.