20.06.2015 – 20.09.2015
Molsdorf Palace, Erfurt
“Full House” at Molsdorf Palace – one summer long, exquisite works by thirteen contemporary artists and designers will be on display in the palace’s magnificent historic rooms. Among these are a swarm of bone china emerging from the chimney at the banqet room, a golden ornament that was once part of a royal table service, pop baroque paintings and a readymade capable of producing either money or debt. In addition, a video will provide exhibition guests with a vivid account of the building of the palatial private residence. And naturally, ghosts and spirits will still be lurking about in the old chambers … In this one-of-a-kind group show at Molsdorf Palace, fantastical works of contemporary art hark back to the eventful history of the setting and its erstwhile owner, Count Gustav Adolph von Gotter. His acquisition and loss of Molsdorf Palace recall Grimm’s fairy tale of the fisherman and his wife – only in Gotter’s case, it was the story of a profligate gentleman. People’s desire for property and prestige is of course always an ephemeral phenomenon. Everything – including this wondrous exhibition – is only a fleeting specter… So it is all the more important to savor it!