Olga Korbut; Vilnius, 1975

Mir gefiel der Anblick von Schenkel und Wade, der generelle Irrsinn von allem.

— Charles Bukowski

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People move on orbits that are so distant from each other. They encounter each other so rarely and when they do, they often aren't those who should've been brought together.

— Andrzej Żuławski; The Third Part of Night, 1971

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Humboldt dankt, Adenauer dementiert — unter diesem Titel zeigt die Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung im kommenden Jahr in der Villa Hügel erstmals bedeutende Schriftstücke aus dem Bestand des Historischen Archivs Krupp. 44 historische Dokumente sind ab dem 25. März 2017 in der Villa Hügel zu sehen — darunter ein Dankesschreiben des Forschers und Entdeckers Alexander von Humboldt für erhaltene Geburtstagsgrüße, ein Brief Kaiser Wilhelms II. an die erst 16-jährige Konzernerbin Bertha Krupp oder auch ein Schreiben Konrad Adenauers an Berthold Beitz. Zu sehen ist die Schau bis zum 08. Oktober 2017.

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When connections are real they simply never die. Real connections live on forever.

— Victoria Erickson

Strade Bianche

Sometime the people who are thousands of miles away from you can make you feel better, than the people who are right beside you.

— Sarah Kay

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Hombroich, 2016

Desires are already memories.

— Italo Calvino

Gregor Schneider, Wand vor Wand;
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 02.12.2016 - 19.02.2017

Kann man ein Museum auflösen, indem man es mit neuen Räumen füllt, die aber an sich keinerlei echte Erinnerungen transportieren? Und doch sind es existenzielle Themen, mit denen Gregor Schneider uns als Besucher konfrontiert: Angst und Einsamkeit, Tod und Leben, Terror und Propaganda. Es ist eine Grenzüberschreitung, denn jeder Handlungsstrang läuft ins Leere – nur unsere Gefühle lösen Bedrückung und Erinnerung aus.

— Martina Conrad

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The deepest is available only to intuition, not to intellect.

— Osho

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We emotionally manipulated each other until we thought it was love.

― Warsan Shire

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The mind I love must have wild places.

— Katherine Mansfield

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Only what touches us closely preoccupies us. We prepare in solitude to face it.

— Edmond Jabès

Condemn me, it does not matter: History will absolve me.

— Fidel Castro

Hasta la victoria siempre, Máximo Líder

Ich kann darin keinen Vorwurf sehen, daß man in der Welt, in der wir leben, verzweifelt, pessimistisch, negativ sei. Eher sind doch die Menschen beschränkt, die krampfhaft die objektive Verzweiflung durch den "Hurra" Optimismus der unmittelbaren Aktion überschreien, um es sich psychologisch leichter zu machen.

— Theodor W. Adorno

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Charles Bukowski; Baden-Baden, 1978

My solitude doesn't depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Ludmilla Tourischeva, World Cup, London; 1975

The bars collapsed a few inches behind Tourischeva, but she never looked back. Instead, she went on with her final salute to the crowd and to the judges, before walking off and leaving what remained of the apparatus. What could possibly be more marvelous than this?

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I believe that nothing that is real can pass away. But I believe that many people are not real. Many people and many things.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

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Zero ist gut für Dich; Mack, Piene, Uecker in Bonn 1966/2016
LVR LandesMuseum, Bonn, 26.11.2016 - 26.03.2017

Experiences affect all the senses and are based on an unfathomable world.

— Gregor Schneider

40 years later; Oxygene 17

All those you really loved will always be alive for you.

— Anna Akhmatova

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Baikonur Cosmodrome; ph. by Red Saunders, 2002

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When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.

— Dmitri Shostakovich

Ludmilla Tourischeva, 1973

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/// I have no desire to be known, I just want to be felt.

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There's beauty to be found in Particle Physics ...

I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.

— John Green

Olga Korbut; in Training, 1973

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/// In a world where everyone wears a mask,
it's a privilege to see a soul.

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Hannelore Hoger und Alexander Kluge, 2016

Im September 2017 richtet das Museum Folkwang mit Pluriversum Alexander Kluge zum 85. Geburtstag die erste umfassende Museumsschau überhaupt aus. In enger Zusammenarbeit mit Alexander Kluge entwickelt, übersetzt die Ausstellung Kluges Kunst anhand seiner virtuosen Montagen aus Wörtern und Bildern dreidimensional in den Ausstellungs- raum.

Alexander Kluge, Pluriversum;
Museum Folkwang, Essen, 15.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile.

— Abbey Lee Kershaw

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/// Let it all go. See what stays.

In a hyperactive world, stillness is the deepest rebellion.

— Donna D'Cruz

Tangerine Dream, Sound from another World
arte TV, 25.11.2016, 21:45 Uhr

Ich bin der Meinung, dass es unmöglich ist, sich nur durch andere zu erfahren, sondern die Haupterfahrung liegt in einem selbst. In dem man sich selbst erfährt, mit möglichst größerer und starker Intensität.

— Edgar Froese

/// Souls recognize each other by vibes, not appearances.

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Hans Hollein | Museum Abteiberg [Detail] | 1982

Das Städtische Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach ist von der deutschen Sektion des Internationalen Kunstkritiker- verbandes AICA zum Museum des Jahres 2016 gewählt worden. "Hervorragende Sammlungsbestände" internationaler Kunst vor allem seit den 1960er Jahren, eine "inhaltlich fundierte Zusammenarbeit mit bedeutenden Privatsammlungen" sowie kontinuierlich hochkarätige Ausstellungen machten das Haus zu "einer der führenden Adressen für Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland", begründete der Verband seine Wahl am Dienstag. Das von Hans Hollein entworfene, 1982 eröffnete Museums- gebäude sei zudem ein "weltweit anerkannter Meilenstein postmoderner Museumsarchitektur".

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Why me? Because you were so foreign from the others.

— James Joyce

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Reminiszenzen; Essen-Stadtmitte, 1985

Bewußtsein könnte gar nicht über das Grau verzweifeln, hegte es nicht den Begriff von einer verschiedenen Farbe, deren versprengte Spur im negativen Ganzen nicht fehlt.

— Theodor W. Adorno

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From Effelsberg; with love ...

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.

— Søren Kierkegaard

Elena Mukhina; Korbut Flip with full twist, 1978

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Man muß Formen entwickeln, die sich innerhalb dieses unmöglichen Kontextes, der Ausdruck vernichtet, halten können.

— Alexander Kluge

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Wool Armguards

Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.

— Robert Brault

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Grautag TV

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor.

— Milan Kundera

Im 20. Jahrhundert hatten wir nichts. Wir hatten keine Vaterfiguren.

— Ralf Hütter

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Leonard Cohen

* 21.09.1934 - † 07.11.2016

First we take Manhattan ...

You become what you understand.

— Søren Kierkegaard

Olga Korbut; Olympic Games, Munich, 1972

Has that ever been done by a girl before? gasped one incredulous TV commentator to his sidekick, who picked his jaw up the floor in time to reply: Never! Never! Not by any human that I know of! This gives me the chills!

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Thinking is difficult; that's why most people judge.

— C. G. Jung

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Into the Inferno; dir. by Werner Herzog in 2016

An exploration of active volcanoes in Ethiopia, Iceland, Indonesia and North Korea, Herzog follows volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer, who hopes to minimize the volcanoes' destructive impact. Herzog's quest? To gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds that the volcano — mysterious, violent, and rapturously beautiful — instructs us that, "there is no single one that is not connected to a belief system".

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The bonds between us are stronger than we are.

— Agnès Varda; La Pointe Courte, 1955

Epic olympic times; with Ludmilla Tourischeva,
Nellie Kim and Olga Korbut ...

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Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.

— Milan Kundera

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Simon Ungers | Industrial Museum, Entwurf | 2005

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.

— Milan Kundera

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being, dir. by Philip Kaufman in 1988

/// The people who are meant to be in your life
will always gravitate back towards you,
no matter how far they wander.

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Unterheydener Str. 12, Rheydt

I love you, because I have seen your soul.

— Violet Trefusis

[React.] I don't know how to react.

In memory of Elena Mukhina.

He was weak the way noble, beautiful people are.

— Milena Jesenská; about Franz Kafka

All he had to do was solve the mystery of the universe, which may be difficult but is not as difficult as living an ordinary life.

— Walker Percy

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Zygmunt Rytka | Moment Objects | 1992

I realize the dust we return to is not the same dust from which we come. It is not that we come from ashes and nothingness and return to the same ashes and nothingness. The dust we return to has history. The ashes we become were touched, inscribed, detailed, adorned. They glowed.

— Zoe Klein

Ludmilla Tourischeva, 1974

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Knowledge must seep into your blood, into your self, not just into your head, you must live it.

― Franz Kafka

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Serge Spitzer | Light Matter | 2002-2010

There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.

― Alexander McQueen

Valdai Discussion Club, Sochi, 27.10.2016

You would think that the election debates would concentrate on these and other unresolved problems, but the elite has nothing with which to reassure society, it seems, and therefore attempt to distract public attention by pointing instead to supposed Russian hackers, spies, agents of influence and so forth. I have to ask myself and ask you too: Does anyone seriously imagine that Russia can somehow influence the American people's choice? America is not some kind of "banana republic", after all, but is a great power. Do correct me if I am wrong.

— Vladimir Putin

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Porreemilch ist Porreemilch. Das ist eine Milch mit Porree. Aber ohne Milch, verstehen Sie? Es ist ein Smoothie.

— Helge Schneider; ist Obamas Berater
... im Gespräch mit Alexander Kluge

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Awesome photo by Sergej Kurkov-Tarkovskij, 2016
... like a modern Caspar David Friedrich painting.

Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace is transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.

― Eckhart Tolle

KHK Bukow, KHK König; Rostock

Eine abgelehnte Kommunikation hinterläßt ebenfalls Spuren im System. Das System kehrt nie wieder in den Zustand vor der Kommunikation, in den Zustand kommunikativer Unschuld zurück. Es kann sich in der Zeit nicht rückwärts bewegen.

— Niklas Luhmann

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Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection.

— Wendell Berry

Giro d'Italia, 100

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

— Japanese Proverb

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Serge Spitzer | Untitled (ESSEN) | 1994-1996

She has the look of one who seeks some greater and destroying passion.

— Louise Glück