Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize Winners of the City of Duisburg and the Rhineland Regional Council (LVR) 2020
Duration: 27 March 2022 to 14 August 2022
The exhibition of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize Winners 2020 presents the work of the Canadian artist couple over the last 20 years with a number of large-scale pieces. Janet Cardiff (*1957) and George Bures Miller (*1960) have become known worldwide for their multimedia installations that make words, sounds and music tangible.
The masterful use of acoustic elements in their works creates a new reality: where does reality end and fiction begin? In their captivating narratives, occasionally reminiscent of true crime stories, they subtly and at the same time enormously effectively subvert the rule of rationality, which makes the intangibility and vagueness of our emotional world dominate our perception.
The exhibition of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize Winners is supported by the Rhineland Regional Council (LVR), the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Brost Foundation.