kerstin Brätsch Para Psychics Book

Book launch with conversational tour with Kerstin Brätsch, Kerstin Stakemeier and Eva Birkenstock

The exhibition Die Sein: Para Psychics will be accompanied by the artist’s book Para Psychics published by Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König. On the occasion of its release, we invite you to a guided tour with Kerstin Brätsch, Kerstin Stakemeier (Professorfor Art Theory and Mediation, Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg) and Eva Birkenstock on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11 am.
Para Psychics
Edited by Bettina Funcke
With contributions by Báyò Akómoláfé, Eva Birkenstock, Kerstin Brätsch, CAConrad, Bettina Funcke, Donna Haraway, Inanna, Lucretius, Kerstin Stakemeier, Zoe Stillpass, Merlin Sheldrake, and Michael Taussig
Ludwig Forum Aachen and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König
During the pandemic Kerstin Brätsch shifted into a slow and inward-looking mode and made one hundred dense 11×14-inch large color-pencil drawings over the course of the last two years. The Para Psychics are time-collectors, each filled with an array of metaphysical traditions ranging from mythology, Tarot, symbolism, mysticism, astrology, numerology, spiritism to magic, Herbalism, and plant medicine. Organized in two parts, the first beautifully reproduces each drawing on its own spread, inviting the viewer into Brätsch’s fluidly interwoven cosmos. A second part puts the drawings into dialogue with newly commissioned texts and excerpted historical reprints, a constellation of ideas that shaped the artist’s thought process. We witness how Brätsch activated especially the female aspects of the worlds of mythology, art, social history, poetry, and anthropology. Another contribution comprises images that inspired the artist accompanied by Brätsch’s and Funcke’s annotations on how they are connected to the drawings and reproduced texts, pointing to the many interlinked and constantly transitioning worlds that make up the Para Psychics.

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Free admission
for all refugees and their volunteer companions
21.04.2022 – 31.12.2022
Die Sein: Para Psychics
Kerstin Brätsch
24.09.2022 – 05.02.2023
Places to Peace
10:00 – 15:00
Places to Peace
10:00 – 15:00