We 16.11.2011 - Fr 16.12.2011


Kunsthalle Exnergasse



Paradoxe Ansätze künstlerischer Arbeit unter pseudotherapeutischem Vorzeichen

Exhibition: November 17 – December 17, 2011
Opening: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7pm

Artists, Art Critics: Barbara Buchmaier (DE), Niels Betori Diehl and Barbara K. Prokop (DE/IT, CDN/AT/DE), Matthias Krause (DE/TR) in cooperation with Philipp Ackermann (DE) and Paul Philipp Heinze (DE), Tere Recarens (ES/DE), Dominik Sittig (DE), Christine Woditschka (DE), Birthe Zimmermann (DE)
Concept: the participants, initiated by Christine Woditschka

Niels Betori Diehl and Barbara K. Prokop show work by: Zosa Gavin (CH), Manrico Lai (IT), Hugo Alejandro Perez (C), Ralitsa Schorlemmer (BG/DE), UnDefinedBroadCast (N), Jonas Van de Merwe (ZA), James I. White (USA)

Every step is a step on the stage. A performative circle dance of intentional and unintentional rocailles runs its course. Critical observation of living and working conditions as a protagonist in the art context, hence the mirroring of present connections and self-standards takes center stage. Roles will be reflected. The economic-materialistic contingency of the context in which we move will be forced into the light. Strategies for the production of meaning, which always reflect the present power constellations, and the successful self-performance become remnants of the production of intrinsic value. The inherently paradoxical concept is an expression of a pseudotherapeutic approach.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

7 pm: Fotoshooting „Weltstadtmoden“ by Matthias Krause, Philipp Ackermann and Paul Philipp Heinze
Lecture by Barbara Buchmaier and Christine Woditschka.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

6 pm: Presentation with reading of newest edition of the Berlin-based art-magazine „vonhundert“ (www.vonhundert.de) by Barbara Buchmaier
7-8 pm Uhr: Break
8 pm: Lecture „5 EKTO-MANIFESTO“ by Dominik Sittig

The exhibition is supported by IFA, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., Stuttgart.