Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Ivana Franke: Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown

Exhibition opening:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6–9 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: April 27 – July 16, 2017
Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.
except: June 24: 1–5 p.m.
Free admission

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin

The project Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown by Ivana Franke investigates the limits of our perception.

Ivana Franke, exhibition at Schering Stiftung

“The peculiar property of the pure spirit is seeing, not knowing.” (Justinus Kerner)

Do we only see what we know? What can dislocate us from our comfortable, predefinded point of view and challenge our gaze on the world?

With her new installation, Ivana Franke takes us into a visual and bodily experience able to break our preconceived idea of reality, lending it other dimensions that are decidedly fictive, imaginary, and cosmic. Creating “epistemological ruptures”, those experiences give us the capacity to imagine, to challenge existing common modes of knowledge, and to create room for different possible futures.

The project includes an exhibition curated by Elena Agudio, a symposium, and a publication, along with a series of experiments on the experience of seeing the unknown, conducted by the artist in collaboration with the vision scientist Bilge Sayim.

Further events:

Symposium “Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown” in cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary
June 27, 2017, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Schering Stiftung/silent green Kulturquartier - Kuppelhalle
Registration at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Schering Stiftung is partner of the Long Night of the Sciences 2017.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
June 24, 2017, 5–12 p.m.
Schering Stiftung
Lectures, artist talk, guided exhibition tours
With: Elena Agudio, Ivana Franke, Michael Pauen, Anil Seth, Philipp Sterzer, Melanie Wilke et al.


Image: © Ivana Franke


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