For the first solo exhibition in his hometown of Cologne, Nils Amadeus Lange opens the doors to his own Gabinetto Segreto, referring to the Secret Cabinet of the Archaeological Museum of Naples with pornographic/sexual art from antiquity. It shows muses of arousal transcending time.
On display are strippers on poisonous yew wood, a faun (this time without a goat), sticky floors with confetti, sexy reliefs, cheap neon A4 prints and much more. On 25.06 at 18h there will be a performance by the artist as part of the exhibition.
Nils Amadeus Lange (* 1989 Cologne, Germany)
works as an artist, performer and lecturer in Zurich. After studying theatre
at the Bern University of the Arts he expanded his practice to various
media, keeping a focus on dance and performance, developing
numerous international projects. At the centre of his practice is the body,
which functions as a means of deconstructing social conventions and
For the past six years he has been teaching, developing curricula in
various universities, within departments varying between fashion, acting,
fine arts, photography and performance; implementing alternative forms
of learning and experimental approaches.
His works have been shown at various institutions such as Kunsthalle
Basel, Kunsthalle Zürich, Manifesta Zürich, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for
Contemporary Art Warsaw, Istituto Svizzero Rome, Belvedere 21 Vienna,
Centre d‘Art Contemporain Genève, Swiss Dance Days, Zürich moves!,
Gessnerallee, Frascati Amsterdam, ZÜRICH TANZT, Berliner Festspiele,
Kunsthalle Bern, Les Urbaines Lausanne, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich
und CounterPulse San Francisco, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich.