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German artist Felix Burger exhibits in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, 4 April 2024 – A groundbreaking art exhibition, Medizinisch Psychologische Untersuchung (Medical Psychological Examination), premieres at Brutus Space, exploring the blurry lines between normalcy and madness. The show features German artist Felix Burger's most significant works, including new pieces created for this venue.

Exhibition details

From 5 April to 23 June 2024, Brutus Space in Rotterdam will host the first major solo exhibition of German artist Felix Burger in the Netherlands, titled Medizinisch Psychologische Untersuchung. The exhibition spans 6,000 square metres and includes key works from the last decade, showcasing his journey from his acclaimed Shell Shock Syndrome to new creations tailored for this event.

Themes and installation

The exhibition probes deep into the concepts of freedom and societal constraints, questioning the authenticity of our self-perception and the societal pressures that shape us. It merges multidisciplinary installations into a comprehensive artwork, blurring the lines between reality and illusion, sanity, genius, and normalcy.

Collaborative efforts and diverse media

Burger's work, known for its poetic and nightmarish qualities, spans various genres and includes collaborations with artists like Lion Bischof, Böhler & Orendt, Otakar Skala, and Sophia Süßmilch. These collaborations are integral to the exhibition, adding layers to the visitor's experience through video installations and other media.

Public program and artist involvement

The exhibition will be complemented by a public programme including artist talks, meals, performances, and guided tours led by Felix Burger himself, ensuring active engagement with the audience. Please visit the Brutus website for regular updates, but this is the tentative schedule:

  • 19 April: Artist talk by Marcos Kueh and Emmy van de Grift at 16:00.
  • 5 May: Freedom Meal from 12:00-14:30, in collaboration with Tailbone and Stichting Mano.
  • 10 May: The Blanket Project, an initiative by Studio Ronners.
  • 17 May: Talk and film screening by Otokar Skala, Lion Bischof, and Felix Burger.
  • 19 May: Public tour led by Felix Burger from 11:00-12:30.
  • 8 June: Nous'klaer from 12:00-23:00, tickets available online.
  • 22 June: Performance by Otokar Skala, fashion show, and program with Tailbone from 20:00-23:00.
  • 23 June: Public tour led by Felix Burger from 11:00-12:30.
  • 23 June: Finissage from 12:00-18:00 featuring live music, with visitors having the opportunity to purchase parts of Felix Burger's installation.


Visit Brutus Space

Brutus Space is located at Keileweg 10-18, nestled in Rotterdam's dynamic and transformative creative harbour area. The venue offers a mix of large and small industrial exhibition spaces, the Brutus Lab for residencies, and the freely accessible Brutus Garden

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