"L'Intrus REDUX"

Ayman Alazraq / Emanuel Svedin, Nadia Barkate, Mounir Gouri, Jumana Manna, Omar Mismar, Chelsea Knight / Shane Aslan Selzer, Mourad Krinah, Anna López Luna, Katharina Monka, Sondra Perry, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Lara Tabet

15 June–18 August 2019

OpeningFriday 14 June 2019 at 7 pm
VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening HoursTuesday-Sunday 11 am-7 pm
Admission4 € / 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.

 

Photo: LWL/Hanna Neander


The exhibition is supported by Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Münster as well as Brillux. 


Public Programme

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