15 June–18 August 2019
|Friday 14 June 2019 at 7 pm
|Westfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
|Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-7 pm
|4 € / concessions 2 € / members free
To picture the stranger, an intruder, a person seeking refuge or asylum presents a contradiction. As soon as it is possible to know by looking at a picture that someone is a stranger, their difference becomes categorical, a fact of their existence. To define someone in this way damages their humanity because it is based on that which they do not belong rather than that which they are.
“L’Intrus REDUX” takes Jean-Luc Nancy’s eponymous book (L’Intrus) as a point of departure. Nancy describes the one who is intruding as a transplanted heart. His body needs the stranger but it is also in danger of rejecting that stranger and, as a consequence, of dying. “L’Intrus REDUX” presents artists who lean in the direction Nancy indicates: rather than trying to simply picture the stranger, their work depicts a relation to the stranger as an intimate and vital interdependence.
“L’Intrus REDUX” is the continuation of the exhibition “L’Intrus” shown 2018/19 at Tabakalera in San Sebastian developed by Natasha Marie Llorens as part of a curatorial residency.
The exhibition is supported by Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Münster as well as Brillux.
Exhibition walkthrough with curators Natasha Marie Llorens and the artists
Saturday, 15 June at noon
Guided tours with Kristina Scepanski
Wednesday, 3 July at 6 pm
Saturday, 17 August at noon