Ice Cold

The Dark Side of Power. Fake News, Self-destruction, the Norm and Drops of Water

7 June – 20 October 2018

Judith Neunhäuserer - Passage

Judith Neunhäuserer, Passage, 2018, © Judith Neunhäuserer


The term “ICE-COLD”, ambiguously both a phenomenon of nature and a state of mind, is the motif of this exhibition. It is an attempt to portray the social status quo and takes aim at the dark side of political power in light of climate change and fake news as well as the sense of futility and resignation brought about by humanity’s hostility and self-destruction.

In March of 2018, the scientific magazine Science published a study that showed that falsehoods spread by Twitter spread quicker, more often and further that factual news reports. Campaigns of disinformation effectively contest human responsibility for global warming. Conspiracy theories are booming, hiding behind deliberately launched fake news, and threatening liberal society.

For the thematically complex project ICE-COLD. The Dark Side of Power, the ERES Foundation is particularly proud to have acclaimed German artist Stephan as the exhibition curator. Huber juggles with the diverse aspects of the subject matter, breaks out of rigid perspectives, and allows the thoughtfully selected and precisely calibrated works of art speak for themselves and in relation to one another: Ice-Cold but with poetic artistic license.

Curator: Stephan Huber

Program: Dr. Sabine Adler


Ken Adam, Chris Burden, Felix Burger, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Stephan Huber, Mathias Kessler, Sigalit Landau, Gerhard Merz, Judith Neunhäuserer, Hermann Pitz, Spencer Platt, Andreas Schmitten, Emma Stibbon

Emma Stibbon - Broken Ground I - Detail

Emma Stibbon, Broken Ground I (Detail), 2017, © Emma Stibbon / Galerie Bastian, Berlin

Hermann Pitz - Goccie d’Aqua

Hermann Pitz, Goccie d’Aqua, 1988, © Hermann Pitz, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Foto: ERES Stiftung / Thomas Dashuber

Felix Burger - Coldness as a Metaphor

Felix Burger, Coldness as a Metaphor, 2018, © Felix Burger / director of photography: Lion Bischof, Foto: ERES Stiftung / Thomas Dashuber

Stephan Huber - Letzte Tage

Stephan Huber, Letzte Tage, 2018, © Stephan Huber, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Foto: ERES Stiftung / Thomas Dashuber



Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue, 128 pages (german/english), EUR 10,00
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