Archives 2nd half of 2013
The average citizen of the modern Western world owns around 10,000 things—a mind-
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What does the way we look at things tell us about culturally and gender-
Reserved, observing, playful, ironic, or malicious: Each work presents an unconventional and previously unexplored approach to things, phenomena, and relationships, charting new trajectories of visual and sensory perception as well as intellectual reflection.
Artists: Wiebke Bartsch, Alexandra Bircken, Karla Black, Kristina Bræin, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Gloël, Surasi Kusolwong, Al Masson, Roman Signer, Florian Slotawa, Erwin Wurm, Haegue Yang.
Curators: Susanne Düchting, Gail Kirkpatrick, Julia Wirxel
Exhibition 23 November 2013 -
The exhibition presents works that reflect personal stances on things. The twelve international artists consider objects of everyday life in unwonted and striking perspectives, altering them in ways that allow for ambivalence between familiarity and alienation. They make relations among things and between things and us visible by examining them in installational arrangements.
Are there preferences for certain things? Do the installations hew to a specific aesthetic? How does the viewer perceive them? What is the role of the “surface” of things in this context? What does the object reveal about its particular history?