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Bas Jan Ader

Against the Current
Journey into the Unknown
January 28–April 29, 2018 

Opening: January 28, 12–3pm 

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen 
Gustav-Heinemann-Strasse 80 
D-51377 Leverkusen
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–9pm 

T +49 214 855560 
F +49 214 8555644 
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With works by Bas Jan Ader, Kader Attia, Björk, stanley brouwn, Daniele Cudini, Jack Goldstein, Rodney Graham, Kris Martin, Bruce Nauman, Roman Ondák, Panamarenko, Peter Piller, Anne Pöhlmann, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Melanie Smith, Javier Téllez, James Webb, and Lawrence Weiner

Everything happens for the first time on a journey.
–Matthias Politycki, 2017

The exhibition Against the Current. Journey into the Unknown will present international positions in contemporary art that engage with travel as an existential gamble. Every departure entails risks, is a revolt against the old and the familiar, against the persistent powers that hold us back or restrain us. The beginning of every journey presupposes a break with the everyday. It requires a strong impulse, from within or without, to abandon the life lived so far, at least for a time, and set out on a new path—in spite of all obstacles and an uncertain outcome.