THE FUTURE OF ART

In 1831 Honoré de Balzac wrote a short story, The Unknown Masterpiece, in which he invented the abstract painting. Almost 200 years later, writer Ingo Niermann tries to follow in his footsteps to imagine a new epoch-making artwork. Together with the artist Erik Niedling he starts searching for the future of art and, seeking advice, meets key figures of the art world. With guidance by Thomas Bayrle, Olaf Breuning, Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Olafur Eliasson, Harald Falckenberg, Boris Groys, Damien Hirst, Gregor Jansen, Terence Koh, Gabriel von Loebell, Marcos Lutyens, Philomene Magers, Antje Majewski, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Olbricht, Friedrich Petzel, and Tobias Rehberger.



Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Ingo Niermann with Erik Niedling, 1/21, 2010
Video, 6:10 min 
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Olafur Eliasson, 2/21, 2010
Video, 6:26 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
GvL, 3/21, 2010
Video, 8:00 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Philomene Magers, 4/21, 2010
Video, 5:35 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Harald Falckenberg, 5/21, 2010
Video, 5:35 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Antje Majewski, 6/21, 2010
Video, 6:59 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Damien Hirst, 7/21, 2010
Video, 6:38 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Gregor Jansen, 8/21, 2010
Video, 5:51 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Thomas Olbricht, 10/21, 2010
Video, 6:42 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Thomas Olbricht, 10/21, 2010
Video, 6:42 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Marina Abramović, 11/21, 2010
Video, 2:44 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Olaf Breuning, 12/21, 2010
Video, 7:22 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Terence Koh, 3/21, 2010
Video, 5.59 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, 14/21, 2010
Video, 8:19 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Friedrich Petzel, 15/21, 2010
Video, 8:49 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Marcos Lutyens, 6/21, 2010
Video, 9:05 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Boris Groys, 17/21, 2010
Video, 11:01 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Erik Niedling with Ingo Niermann, 18/21, 2010
Video, 8:24 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Tobias Rehberger, 19/21, 2010
Video, 10:35 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Thomas Bayrle, 20/21, 2010
Video, 7:52 min
Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Hans Georg Wagner, 21/21, 2010
Video, 9:08 min