Ugo Dossi – Stardust/Weltmodelle

Winter Semester 2018/19 | CAS Seestraße

About the exhibition

Ugo Dossi: Kosmogonie: Rebis 1 (2015)

© Ugo Dossi / Excellence Cluster Universe

Ugo Dossi's art revolves around the creativity of the subconscious, around the sensual and the transcendental. It plays with archetypal and collective images, with automatic drawings, with mathematical models, with paranormal phenomena. One typical aspect of his work is the handling of forms of representation of the unlimited, which leads our thoughts towards the perception of the unlimited and incomprehensible that lies behind all things.

"The CAS Research Focus STARDUST touches my lifelong fascination for the astro-sciences and strengthens my conviction that art and science are twin siblings. Moreover, CAS is the ideal place to show a series of work that has received many impulses from my cooperation with the Excellence Cluster Universe, in which Prof. Andreas Burkert plays a leading role. In any case, I would have preferred the project title itself to precede my entire work: STARDUST. Because: Everything earthly is extraterrestrial as substance. And: Everything extraterrestrial is supernatural...In the imagination of WORLD, whatever that may be, the sensual and the supernatural merge. In art that wants to represent "the world" as well." (Ugo Dossi)

Ugo Dossi (* 1943) studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. His installations were shown at the Documenta twice, at the Biennales in Venice, Paris and Buenos Airies, as well as in numerous individual exhibitions in international museums. He lives and works in Munich.

The exhibition accompanies the work of the interdisciplinary Research Focus "Stardust" at CAS, which deals with the findings of modern astronomy on our view of the world and our idea of man's position in space.

At the Vernissage on 18 Oktober 2018 Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert (Astrophysics, LMU) will give the introduction.


18 October 2018 to 15 March 2019


CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München