Die von Birgit Jensen
kuratierte Ausstellung VLUGSCHRIFT | FLUGBLÄTTER wird
nun in Japan gezeigt:
1.- 3. September in Renga_gura / art & culture in Maebashi in der Präfektur Gumna
FLUGBLÄTTER - FLYING LETTERS /Maebashi Birgit Jensen
This exhibition by the Düsseldorf-based artist Birgit Jensen is the result of a network project for which Birgit Jensen invited
130 artists from all over the world.
She involved a large range of different artistic personalities in an artistic-communicative dialogue. She asked them how
they, as visual artists, respond
to the latest developments in a globalized world.
What position do they take and how do the changes and attendant social tensions and conflicts influence their work? How
do they position themselves in relation
to the transformations of our society and its various different local impacts?
Every participant was invited to send an image and a text file by e-mail, which Birgit Jensen could print out and install as
The response to her inquiry was unexpectedly enormous and very exciting. A vast spectrum of answers were sent back.
Each expression of the 131 artists reflects another aspect of our time, be it philosophical, social, political, economical or
Every answer relates to a different point of view. It shows that artistic thinking is rooted in a specific social experience.
With minimal effort, Birgit Jensen creates a maximum diversity of voices.
More than half of the participants are not German. They come from 32 different countries, from all continents (Austria,
Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Isreal, Greece,
Cyprus, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Algeria, Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, Argentina,
Chile, Iran, Japan, South Korea, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and USA).
The images include all types of media of contemporary art: painting, sculpture, photography, conceptual work, video
stills, installation work, comic art, drawing, performance, abstract and figurative work, etc.
The exhibition „Flugblätter “ was originally presented in „Künstler Gut Loitz e. V. “ in Loitz an der Peene in
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany in August 2017 (in collaboration with Barbara Camilla Tucholski).
In March 2018 it was shown in the exhibition space of „Pictura" in Dordrecht/Netherlands (in collaboration with Teresiña
Talarico and within a wall-painting concept of Sigmund de Jong).
In September 2018 the Flying Letters are exhibited in Maebashi/Japan. The exhibition is co-curated by Kenzo Onoda