Photo: Natasha Mercado_Courtesy of the artist

Acrobats, bear tamers, horse dancers, gladiators – the joyful illusions of the circus and its characters have been a source of inspiration for artists since Roman times. The circus also evokes the image of the persisting artist who keeps performing despite existential hardships.

Panem et circences, a practice of Roman emperors, became a synonym for reducing the people’s needs to basic instincts. The circus was the only place where the emperor’s subjects could freely voice demands, mock or even express resentment to his authority.FLYING CIRCUS presents art works inspired by the circus and its tradition – literally or metaphorically.

The artists’ videos are screened at Weltraum Gallery Munich (11-14 March 2021) and are shown online on 7 and 14 March 2021.

STARRING: Natasha Mercado / Jason Stein / Adriana Radulescu / Lena Enchelle / Bárbara García / Mara Colecchia / Christoph Ziegler / Loukia Richards

WithAcrobats: Hannah Stippl, Jorinde Nisse, Ophélia Leclercq

Horse Riding Ballerina: Aino Gaedtke

Curated by Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards

Would you like to join our acrobats and horse riding team, and make a creative contribution in our project? Write: by 15 February.


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