Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art

Haus der Kunst

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstraße 1 80538 Munich

You are invited to join the inauguration event of the exhibition "Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art" on 1st of March, 7pm at the Haus der Kunst. The opening event is free admission and the exhibition will be open to the public from 2nd of March to the 19th of August 2018.

At a time when society seems to have given up believing in facts, relying on a sense of "blind faith" instead, alternative forms of knowledge have increasingly gained in currency. The exhibition "Blind Faith" assembles around 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to question, deconstruct and remodel logics of truth, authenticity, fact and belief.

"Blind Faith" will include a production from Jol Thomson, who will show his prize winning project G24|0nßß produced at the Gran Sasso Laboratory, in Italy. This work also includes the exhibition of a CUORE detector tower and roman lead, which has been supplied with the help of the SFB1258.

The Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 also aims to play a communicative and informative role towards the public. In other words, to make science accessible to everyone. One excellent channel to make the scientific research popular is, naturally, through art. And when it is true that art can make the abstract perhaps even more abstract, it has the potential to attract the attention to the daily life of research. It can show in its creative ways how the day-by-day of an experiment looks like and to bring closer to the public the details of experimental halls and techniques. Ultimately, the SFB1258 wants to make science enticing to everyone.

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