ACC Galerie

ACC Galerie Weimar , Germany, June 2009

In June of 2009, I was invited by ACC Galerie DIrector, Frank Motz, to participate in an exhibition
entitled "KUNSTFEHLER-FEHLERKUNST" (Art of Failure) . Running from June 14th through
August 9th in Weimar and then moving to Halle 14, in Leipzig.

The work consisted of a sand field with formed sand hemispheres laid out in Braille code and
spelling out the Apology I have been using since back in 1995. Thumbnails below lead to larger
images of the work. The full text of the Apology is HERE and in BRAILLE CODE HERE.

As part of the exhibition, and to fulfill my role as "Pate des Scheiterns" (Godfather of Failure),
I was asked to make myself available during the ten days of my visit, by sitting in an armchair
in the same room as the sandpainting and ministering to the supplicants. Answering questions
and giving advice regarding failure in art. I handed out little cards to those asking. One side
was just my name and on the other a witty quote about failure: EXAMPLES HERE.

Two short lectures regarding Failure and Apology were also given. The first in Leipzig at Halle 14
as part of the 150 year anniversary of the former Spinning Mill that now serves as home to many
arts related organizations. A link to a description of the lecture is HERE. Interestingly, I was
provided with an English-German translator, an English-English sign language interpreter and a
German-German sign language interpreter.

The thumbnail photos below lead to larger images which should open on a new page and are zoomable:

Please credit the above photos and the larger images they lead to: - Claus Bach, Fotografie.
Weimar,+49 (0) 177 7505 626 (All Rights Reserved) Photo credit: Claus Bach