Real Wild Child
“I’ve never done it before so I’m quite sure I’ll be able to cope,” Pippi Langstrumpf declares. This is the kind of self-assured
attitude we would like our children to develop, but do they currently have sufficient opportunity to enjoy life unimpeded?
The exhibition “Real Wild Child” at LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz presents the positions of 170 artists. Strong on critical acumen and empathy and on irony and humor, they document children’s happiness as well as their frustrations. Works from the year 1900 to the present day remind us that it’s up to us to allow children a childhood that is worthy of being remembered.
Childhood in Film
The supporting program will be used by LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz to, among other things, examine the topic of childhood in film.
A selection of works from this year’s CROSSING EUROPE program digs deep into the exhibition’s subjects: ACASĂ, MY HOME (directed by Radu Ciorniciuc; RO/FI/DE 2020), GAGARINE (directed by Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh; FR 2020), LAST DAYS OF SPRING (directed by Isabel Lamberti; NL/ES 2020), STAMBUL GARDEN (directed by Ilker Çatak; DE 2020). In addition, the Moviemento will present TOMBOY by Céline Sciamma (FR 2011), show dates tbd.
| LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, 5/12–9/5/2021, www.lentos.at |