You are warmly invited to a conversation with Michael Kleine, who will talk about his artistic work and the current exhibition Michael Kleine in der Blumenhalle at Bonner Kunstverein.
The event will take the form of a conversation between Michael Kleine and Fatima Hellberg, reflecting on his work in light of an ongoing collaboration, which in this iteration takes the form of a solo show. The exchange will be coupled by a walk together and reflection on the work from within the 700 m2 former industrial flower market hosting the exhibition.
The conversation will centre on Kleine's practice, and his particular approach to audience, space and body – a holistic form of exhibition making where the body of the audience, of the artist, and of the objects themselves are central negotiations.
The exhibition at Bonner Kunstverein runs until 17 December.
A warm welcome!
Michael Kleine’s practice recurrently moves between formats, across set design, performance, architecture, music and sculptural work in close dialogue with site and context. Across these genres, he develops concepts for the encounter of visitor, art and artist. He often integrates historical artifacts into his work. Artistic collaborations are a returning element of Michael Kleine’s practice. His work has been on view at institutions of the visual and performing arts, including: Bonner Kunstverein; Schinkelpavillon, Berlin; Volksbühne, Berlin; Kunstverein Leipzig; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Ruhrtriennale, Bochum; Theater Basel; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe; Hamburgische Staatsoper; Museion, Bolzano; Sammlung Klosterfelde, Hamburg; Biennale Arte di Venezia; Philharmonie de Paris; Opéra de Reims; Radialsystem, Berlin.