Please take Place! / Museum Villa Rot

Besides works by Moritz Götze, Daniel Spoerri, Erwin Wurm and other artists, some new works by me will also be on display in the group exhibition “Please take Place!” at Museum Villa Rot and Burgrieden from July 7 to October 6, 2024. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Sabine Heilig.

“Sitting together at the table, eating and socializing around the table – that’s actually a daily experience. But what is our relationship to dining culture today? Whether traditional dining or an examination of our eating habits: What and how do we eat today? And when and on what occasions? To what extent is the “table” still an important object of communication today or do we no longer take the time to come together at a table?

These questions can be pondered by looking at works of art by contemporary artists on the subject.

The exhibition shows different approaches. These range from moments of time-out and enjoyment to statements on current eating culture and its excesses. Contemporary receptions of historical models will also be on display.”

– Museum Villa Rot

Hartmut Kiewert, “Picnic IV”, 2024, oil/canvas, 190 x 270 cm

Max Bill // Christine Braun // Anke Eilergerhard // Moritz Götze // Hartmut Kiewert // Gabriele Langendorf // Anja Luithle // Mado Nullans // Hans (Nick) Roericht // Daniel Spoerri // Eckart Steinhauser // Ben Willikens // Erwin Wurm

Museum Villa Rot
Schlossweg 2
88483 Burgrieden

Duration of exhibition
7 Juli – 6 October 2024

7 Juli, 11 am (free entry until 1 pm)
2 pm Vernissage guidet tour
(I will be present at the opening)

Opening hours
Sun ans Fri: 11 am – 5 pm
Thue – Sat: 2 – 5 pm

Admission fees
Adults: 6 €
Senior citizens, students, trainees, groups of 10 persons or more, holders of a
of an SZ subscription card p. p.: € 4
Families: 10 €
Members of the Freundeskreis: free
Pupils: free

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
Panel: Transformation and the future of human-animal relationships
with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

current and upcoming exhibitions

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

02.05. – 31.08.2024
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

07.07. – 06.10.2024
Bitte zu Tisch!
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

15.09. – 26.10.2024
Natur – Mensch
St. Andreasberg

26.09. – 31.10.2024
Start Sniffing
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025
Hello Nature. Wie wollen wir zusammen leben?
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

24.10.2024 – 06.04.2025
Verrückt nach Fleisch
Museum Brot und Kunst, Ulm

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen


“The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought.”

― Aph Ko