After Work. Let’s Talk About Art…
- Time of day5:30 PM until 6:30 PM
- Duration60 minutes
- RegistrationIncluded in the price of admission | Please pick up your ticket at the information desk no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts | Free tickets for children and young people under 18 years | Please observe the current health protection and hygiene measures.
After university or work, we invite you to a stimulating hour at Museum Brandhorst. On each occasion, we invite people from different social backgrounds to come and look at a work of art from a very personal and more or less unusual perspective. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the focus is on a shared exchange of views in front of the works, which can be continued in the Café im Zebra with music and drinks, as desired.
André Kammler is our guest today. He is an engineer at an automobile manufacturer and is responsible for passive vehicle safety in a product line. Passive safety means protecting the occupants during a collision, but also the impact on the other party involved in the accident. Active safety, on the other hand, is concerned with accident avoidance.
The creative, but also subversive potential of Joachim Bandau’s artworks of the early 1970s encourages comparison with where we are today—a good 50 years later in the development of technology—and indeed also generates a degree of concern. Here, the protection of the body demands an infallibility of technology, a controllability of limits, whose transgression in the artistic examination appears oppressive or even frightening. “The willingness to relinquish the wheel and have limitless faith in technology, without any precautions to mitigate the consequences of accidents, is a prerequisite for autonomous driving. The ‘mobile vehicles’ that Joachim Bandau created with apprentices at a car manufacturing plant in 1973 raise the question as to who’s actually controlling whom, how attractive autonomous driving will be to humanity, which after all loves to drive,—and above all WHEN we’ll be at that level technologically.” (André Kammler)