Plastic Age

The Fascination with and Horror of Plastics in Art and Science

Exhibition. Lectures. Symposium

12 September – 13 December 2014


12 September – 13 December 2014

Opening Hours:
Saturdays, 11 am – 5 pm and by appointment

Admission free


Paweł Althamer, Michael Beutler, Juliette Bonneviot, Olaf Holzapfel, Christoph Knoch, Bert Löschner, Philipp Messner, Claire Morgan, Alexandra Navratil, Dan Peterman, Tobias Rehberger, Tom Verbruggen

Lectures and Discussions

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Erasmus University Rotterdam
»Intelligent Production, Exorbitant Use: That’s What Makes Plastic Fun«

Dan Peterman, artist, Chicago
»Plastic Archive«

Followed by a discussion chaired by
Florian Hildebrand, Bavarian Broadcasting, Science and Education Policy Division

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 7 pm

Tom Verbruggen, artist
»toktek« Sound Performance

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Hutter, Institut für Umwelthygiene, Medical University of Vienna
»How Much Plastic Is In and Around Us?«

Monday, 17 November 2014, 7 pm

Dipl. Ing. Thomas Wodke, Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT, Oberhausen
»Beets Instead of Crude Oil? Plastics Made from Renewable Raw Materials«

Michael Beutler talks about his public art project »Ballenernte«

Followed by a discussion chaired by
Dr. Patrick Illinger, Head of the Science Department, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Monday, 8 December 2014, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Klaus Müllen, Max-Plack-Institut for Polymer Research, Mainz
»Plastic Makes It Possible. Points of View«


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© Tobias Rehberger, Prothese IV (linker Arm), 2000, Kunststoff, 87 x 25 x 18 cm, Privatsammlung, Berlin, Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Foto: ERES-Stiftung