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Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway: The Power of Enlightenment – Walking with Kant – Einstein Forum | 24.08-25.09.2024

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To mark the 300th anniversary of Immanuel Kant’s birth, from the 24 August 2024 until the 25 September, the Einstein Forum is presenting the art installation “The Power of Enlightenment – Walking with Kant” by Saskia Boddeke and Peter Greenaway in the Orangery in Potsdam’s New Garden. A supporting programme with three international conferences, art, music and theatre performances celebrates the achievements of the most important philosopher of the Enlightenment.

Image above: The power of enlightenment. Walking with Kant, Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke, multimedia installation, film still

The installation in five multimedia spatial images comments on Kant’s appeal to orientate our actions on reason. Boddeke and Greenaway are known for their immersive and multimedia spatial installations. In impressive impressions of light, sound and movement, the artists unfold a panorama of Kant’s most important philosophical ideas.

The power of enlightenment. Walking with Kant, Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke, multimedia installation, film still

There will be musical performances and a lecture in the exhibition rooms on several evenings. The first highlight is a theatre piece specially arranged for the occasion by composer and singer Daniel Kahn, who interprets Daniel Kehlmann’s bestseller Tyll musically. The second musical event is a new interpretation of Mozart’s Magic Flute by the British chamber opera ensemble Wild Arts, accompanied by a lecture by philosopher Martha Nussbaum from her forthcoming book on opera.

Idea and scientific direction: Susan Neiman, Director Einstein Forum

Curatorial direction: Cilly Kugelmann

WHEN?

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 24 August 2024 to Wednesday, 25 September 2024

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11 am-5:30 pm

Vernissage: Friday, 23. August 2024, 6 pm

Finissage: Wednesday, 25 September 2024, 6 pm

WHERE?

Orangery Potsdam
Im Neuen Garten 6
14469 Potsdam

COST?

Normal price: 8,50 Euro
Reduced price: 6 Euro

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