26 March 2011 - 22 May 2011
Jennifer Bornstein (USA), Ida Ekblad (NO), Marius Engh (NO), Petrit Halilaj (D/I/Kosovo), Oliver Laric (A), Eileen Maxson (USA/NL), Mandla Reuter (D), Nina Rhode (D), Katharina Schücke (D)
|Venue||Warendorferstraße 66, backyard (former Mauritzschule)|
|Opening hours||Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 7pm|
|Holidays||Good Friday and Easter Monday closed, Easter Saturday and -Sunday plus 1 May open|
|Admissions||5 € / concessions 3 € / members free|
Reality is in truth never what we expect, know or desire it to be. Everyday life is characterized by misunderstandings, mistakes, disproportion and compromise. However, human beings with their deep yearning for perfection are still capable of compensating the inappropriate with greater or lesser effort. The exhibition will present artistic positions that intentionally seek to generate this compensation, above all with humour and irony but also nostalgia and the systematic reversal of functions.
Like an acrobatic slapstick pantomime, the exhibition focuses on the constructive moment of failure that leads to something unexpected, grotesque and new. In this way, an idiosyncratic and persistent performance is able to develop from the disparity between form and content, one that is free of prior, hasty expectations and the fulfilment of norms. The artists participating in this exhibition share an interest in the real side of life, however they each appropriate it in a very different way in order to draw on the new potential inherent in its "shortcomings".
Curator: Katja Schroeder