Guy Maddin | Glorious

Joachim Seinfeld, Wenn Deutsche lustig sind: WK 1, 1917 – Luftkampf;2014 | digitaler Silbergelatineprint auf Baryt; Papiermaße 50×60 cm

Julia Murakami | Exercises in Levitation I (series), 2015

Directors Lounge heading for contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), the innovative art fair, 30 Oct – 1 November 2015

Find the Directors Lounge booth and the C.A.R. Video Lounge (Auditorium) in the SANAA building right behind the entrance in hall 35 (A35), ground floor. We’ll see you there, right?

DL at the C.A.R. Video Lounge
With works by Daina Krumins (US) and Guy Maddin (CA) – a liberal smattering of two top-shelfers who have managed to burn feverish holes into the international psyche… read more

Artists presented at the DL booth
Reinhold Gottwald, Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee, André Werner (pictured: “Viennese Catherine Window" by A. Werner, closed circuit installation, 2014)


Medienwerkstatt Berlin 
| Surveillance

“Schalten und Walten”: a selection of videos focussing on surveillance at the C.A.R. Video Lounge with works by Gabriele Stellbaum, Juliane Ebner, Fried Rosenstock, Youjia Lu, Barbara Steppe, Judith Groth / Frederike Vidal, Stephanie Hanna, Bettina Rave, Ariane Loze, Beate Maria Wörz, Sandra Becker, Petra Lottje, Yagama Jogmaya, Catherine Biocca, Maria Koehne, Gisela Weimann | pictured: Ariane Loze „Subordination“  … read more


contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.), the innovative art fair
World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein | 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2015

Fri, October 30, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview, 6 pm

Public fair hours
Sat, October 30, 12 am – 8 pm
Sun, November, 1, 11 am – 7 pm

World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII

Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181/ 209, 
45309 Essen

Site plan  | Site map | detailed service information

Guy Maddin | Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity

Guy Maddin | Glorious


“Divine” Krumins and “Glorious” Maddin: Directors Lounge supported by twin columns of surrealistic religiosity at  Contemporary Art Ruhr
30 October – 1 November 2015

Representing nearly 20 million square kilometres of North American film art breeding ground, Daina Krumins (USA) and Guy Maddin (Canada) have managed to burn feverish holes into the international psyche lying beyond. Already in 1972, Krumins’ “The Divine Miracle” was pitching its silver screen magic carpet ride of saturated colours and religious iconography. Maddin squeezed the devil out of, and the life into, his black and white “Glorious” in 2008, leaving enough for any confessional longing. Here is a yin/yang of image masters, mutually repelling/embracing opposites born of a single visionary cell. Directors Lounge presents a liberal smattering of these two top-shelfers at contempary art ruhr, better known simply as C.A.R. No reason not to be there…

Read more about DL at Contemporary Art Ruhr