Not just bread and games!
Acrobats, bear tamers, horse dancers, gladiators – the joyful illusions of the circus and its characters have been a source of inspiration for artists since Roman times.
The circus also evokes the image of the persisting artist who keeps performing despite existential hardships.
Panem et circenses (bread and games), a practice of Roman emperors, became a synonym for reducing the people's needs to basic instincts. The circus was the only place where the emperor's subjects could freely voice demands, mock or even express resentment to his authority.
FLYING CIRCUS presents art works - videos, jewellery art, textile art, performance - inspired by the circus and its tradition – literally or metaphorically. The artists' videos are screened at Weltraum Gallery Munich from 11 to 14 March 2021 and are shown online on 7 + 14 March 2021.
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Concept and curation:
Christoph Ziegler & Loukia Richards alias ZLR Betriebsimperium.