(c) Christian Schuller

Rabih Mroué


Before Falling Seek the Assistance of Your Cane

Location: Sommerbau am Kaiserlei (Offenbach)


A poster at the Kunstverein in Salzburg warns of an air raid. A passer-by sees it and calls the police. They view it as an immediate threat and start to evacuate the building. But the poster is actually part of an exhibition by the media and performance artist Rabih Mroué. It reproduces a leaflet dropped over Iraq by the US Army to give notice of immanent bombing – a practice as common as it is cynical, of providing a warning before an air raid. In his non-academic lecture “Before Falling Seek the Assistance of Your Cane” Rabih Mroué uses the events in Salzburg as an example to raise questions about the relationship between art and public life. How can an art object be turned into an object of threat? He masterfully combines aesthetic questions with social and political realities and investigates how images and stories can be constructed and instrumentalised as fiction and reality merge.

Please find an english ticketing guideline here (the system is only in german)

Duration: 50 Min.
Language: English (with English surtitles)

03.09. Artist Talk afterwards

Admission ending: 15 min. before the start of the show

The price is per seat. At the time of bookingthe two double seats must be bookedseparatelyIt is possible to book entire lodges with two double seats or single seats on the parquet floor.

Admission is only possible with proof of negative Corona status (tested, vaccinated or recovered). Results of a test may not be more than 24 hours old at this event.

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