What is consciousness?
Exploring new insights in the arts and neurosciences

Exhibition. Lectures.

12 October 2016 – 4 March 2017


12 October 2016 – 4 March 2017


Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
11 am – 5 pm and by appointment
Admission free


Paweł Althamer, Jan Fabre, Carsten Höller, Peter Kogler, Matt Mullican, Thomas Zipp

Science + Art

Ulrich Blum, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Ernst Mach

Lectures and Discussions

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Director of the Theoretical Philosophy Group, Director of the Neuroethics Section, Director of the MIND Group
»The Transparent Avatar in your Brain«

Followed by art and science in dialogue: Peter Kogler and Thomas Metzinger

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Roth, Brain Research Institute, Behavioral Physiology and Development Neurobiology, University of Bremen
»What is Consciousness? Exploring New Insights«

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Director of the Center for Chronic Pain, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège
»Scientific approach towards hypnosis and how it is related to the brain«

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Melanie Wilke, Director of the Department of Cognitive Neurology, University Medical Center Göttingen, German Primate Center, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
»Do animals have consciousness?«

Admission is free of charge.
Reservations recommended:


Carsten Höller, Sina 2, 2014, C-Print, 82 x 110 cm (ungerahmt)
© Carsten Höller, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery