Dedicated to Benjamin Patterson's participation in the documenta 14 with the 24-channel sound installation When elephants fight, it is the frogs that suffer. - A sonic graffiti, the Nassauische Kunstverein offers a Benjamin Patterson Tour through Wiesbaden on three dates during the duration of the World Art Exhibition. With the visit of various venues of the artist at three locations in the urban area (Erbenheim – Westend – Nassauische Kunstverein) we offer a very intensive insight into his work and life in Wiesbaden. The program includes visits of his studios in Wiesbaden, the works Lachmal and Laughter fountain at the Freie Kirche des Humors as well as the permanent installations Museum for the subconscious/entrance Wiesbaden and Did Fluxus change the world? in the Nassauische Kunstverein. Finally, we will serve a refreshment in Ben's Bar, the artist's walk-in environment on the 3rd floor of the Kunstverein.

The meeting point is the Freie Kirche des Humors in Erbenheim. We will get to the other locations together by public bus transport.

1. stop: Freie Kirche des Humors
[1] cemetery / Lachmal (1999)
[2] rectory / studio and Lachbrunnen (2000)
[3] studio Erbenheim

2. stop: Studio Showcase in the Wiesbaden Westend

3. stop: Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
[1] The Museum for the Subconscious – The Wiesbaden Entrance (2012)
[2] Did Fluxus change the world? (2012)
[3] Ben‘s Bar. Why People Attend Bars: To Be Heard, To Be Seen, To Be There (1990/2007)

Benjamin Patterson, Tour, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 2012. Photo: Christian Lauer

Ben Patterson / a Tour in Wiesbaden


price: 8 €, incl. guided tour, bus and refreshment

meetingpoint: 2pm, Freie Kirche des Humors, Wandersmannstr. 2b, 65205 Wiesbaden - Erbenheim

bus lines: 5, 15, 23, 28 and 37 (bus stop: Wiesbaden-Erbenheim Egerstraße)

Reservation under 0611-301136 or info[at]!

The number of participants is limited to 12.



The Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden is institutionally promoted by the culture office of the city of Wiesbaden.