Current Exhibition

Reynold Reynolds: Six or Seven Pieces

Opening: September 18, 2014
Exhibition: September 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014

With the exhibition ‘Reynold Reynolds: Six or Seven Pieces’ the Kunstpalais dedicates to the American film artist the first retrospective show in Germany. His work ranges between art and science, past and present, reality and fiction. He plays with the visitors’ expectations and emotions – and misleads them on unforeseen paths. Indissoluble various worlds are overlaying each other and take the visitor to the gulf of his or her own phantasy.

In the centre of the exhibition forms the film project ‘The Lost’. Based on fragments of the film, which was shot in Germany in 1933, Reynold Reynolds restored, shot new sequences and finished the film. The story is told from the point of view of the young English author Christopher Isherwood who meets a group of young artists, dancers and musicians in the cabaret ‘Troika’ in Berlin. Isherwood understands his own homosexuality and becomes witness of mysterious experiments which let the border between life and death blur. Besides the restored and newly shot films, photographies and archive materials are to be seen in the exhibition. ‘The Lost’ is the attempt to refresh a forgotten time capsule to rewrite a lost part of the history of film.

Based on this film project the exhibition gives an extensive overview of the diverse work of Reynold Reynolds by presenting central works of the artist. For the retrospective a new video work was created which is on show for the first time at the Kunstpalais.