tumbletalk 1

Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist / Artists taking part in the group show 12 Rooms

The Ruhrtriennale is a huge machine creating new connections: it is a form of experience that targets the wild combination of people, languages, spaces, forms, and materials. The chain of performances and actions and its more or less accidental sequence open an aesthetic infinity for the audience. In our tumbletalks series, dance meets tableau, video encounters literature, architecture meets the climate debate, the East meets the West, an artist encounters another artist or his accomplice, the curator. At a festival, conversations with artists have a wonderfully poetic function, a fragile balancing act in which the audience can participate. In so doing, conversation and the artwork play the ball to one another: from seeing to the image, from observation to movement, from travelling to doing, and back to travelling, from the private to the public, from everyday life to art. This means acknowledging the art of speaking as a different version of the artwork itself, one that plays with its counterpart, with explanation and reading.

Admission is free

Registration possible at:

With —
Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Künstlerinnen und Künstler der Ausstellung


— 17. August
— app. 1 h 30 min
Registration possible at: tumbletalks@ruhrtriennale.de
This event will be held in English.
Entrance free
  • Fri17Aug
    tumbletalk 1 on 17. August 2012 at 3.00 PM


Live Art / Group Show
17. August 2012, 18. August 2012, 19. August 2012, 21. August 2012, 22. August 2012, 23. August 2012, 24. August 2012, 25. August 2012, 26. August 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Michal Rovner / Michael Morris
19. August 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Jérôme Bel
26. August 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Romeo Castellucci/Stefan Hilterhaus
2. September 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Jan Lauwers / Hans Thies Lehmann
9. September 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Köbberling/Kaltwasser / Andres Lepik
16. September 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Tarek Atoui / Heiner Goebbels and Christian Marclay / Jean-Pierre Criqui
23. September 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Heiner Goebbels / Holger Noltze
30. September 2012
Museum Folkwang, Essen
In cooperation with Kunstring Folkwang, Verein der Freunde des Museum Folkwang.