Upcoming Exhibitions

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, USA 1977, directed by Steven Spielberg, Copyright: picture alliance / KPA

Things to Come. Science · Fiction · Film

30.06.2016 to 23.04.2017

For some years directors have increasingly returned to the science fiction genre with films that include DISTRICT 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009) and INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan, 2014) or television series such as REAL HUMANS (Lars Lundström, since 2012) and EXTANT (Mickey Fisher 2014-15). Much like the first boom of the genre in the 1950s, numerous references to current social developments can also be recognized in these films. This exhibition is designed as a voyage that allows visitors to go beyond a mere encounter with extraterrestrials, to experience the “vast infinity” of the universe before being confronted with questions about how human existence might take shape in the future. Presented with large-scale installations, spectacular imagery, imaginative set designs and extensive special effects, as well as important international loans, the exhibition offers access to the genre that is just as insightful as it is entertaining.


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