press release


Andrew Norman Wilson invites curators and artists to hijack his solo exhibition Hirngespenster at Kunstverein Braunschweig to show an alternative program of films and performances on three different weekends.

I. Takeover: Asha Schechter

Saturday, April 20, 11 am - 5 pm

Tin Toy, 1988

Pixar, 1995 - 2019

Belsomra Commercial, 2015

Asha Schechter, Apocalyptic Lifestyles, 2018

Asha Schechter, Coffee Scene, 2015

Reading: We Have Never Been Post-Industrial by Jacob Stewart-Halevy

II. Takeover: Nupta Cadavera curated by anorak

Friday, April 26, 6 pm

Intro by anorak & live performance of Nupta Cadavera (2019) by James Rushford

Friday, 26 – Sunday, April 28, 11 am - 5 pm

Bonnie Camplin, Cancer, 2004

James Rushford, Nupta Cadavera, 2019

anorak, Untitled, 2019

III. Takeover: Fairy Tales curated by Sabrina Tarasoff

Saturday, May 4, 11 am - 5 pm

Tim Burton, Hansel and Gretel, 1982

Pilvi Takala, Real Snow White, 2009

and work from Erica Beckman and others




Andrew Norman Wilson’s videos are possessed by digitally animated, hyperreal entities that dwell in the gray area between human, animal, and machine. His video works are incorporated into a scripted theme environment devoted to Helene Hollandt, the former owner of the Villa Salve Hospes, or rather her ghost, who is rumored to sporadically appear. According to her preference for the baroque, Wilson modifies the symmetry of the classical architecture, building in tunnels and barriers, further mystifying the scenario with practical special effects such as fog and mirrors.

Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1983 in Potsdam, USA) lives in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Center for Contemporary Art Futura, Prague (both 2018). His video works have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2019), New York Film Festival (2018/2014) or Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014). Hirngespenster is Wilson’s first solo exhibition in Germany.

Invited by Andrew Norman Wilson, Anorak hijack his exhibition during the weekend April 26 till April 28 with an alternative film program. The takeover opens on April 26 at 6 pm with a concert by James Rushford and a conversation with the initiators of Anorak. This way the collective takes up Wilson's principle of conceiving the exhibition as an infrastructure for potentially different works and contents. Anorak is a collective based around Lukas Ludwig, Florian Model, and Johanna Markert that is dedicated to researching new sites and formats for the presentation of contemporary art.