A. Paeslack (Berlin)

Der arme Poet / The Poor Poet

The spirit of Carl Spitzweg is present here in what is perhaps his most famous painting. Artist Andreas Paeslack used the painting as the basic motif for his room installation, creating what amounts to a three-dimensional reproduction of it. The aspect of an audience is created by an apparent opening into the room, which gives visitors to the “Hamburger Bahnhof” museum a view into the room. Thus in this game the guest, as the poor poet, becomes part of the central motif together with the room.