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2018

ICH BIN EIN RISS, ICH WILL DURCH WÄNDE GEHEN

The animal has created a network with many-branched passages and caves underground. His structure seems to have turned out well. And yet he is constantly overcome with the fear that his burrow is not perfect enough to fend off enemies or other interferers trying to penetrate their way into the complex.

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YOU ARE JUST A PIECE OF ACTION: PORTRAITS FROM THE MIETTINEN COLLECTION

We find ourselves in the year 1993 when artist and author Jutta Koether, affected by the political events of the early nineties, describes in a text for music magazine Spex the effect this has on her personal environment, and how one should react to this as an artist. “You are just a Piece of Action” she says, quoting from Andy Warhol’s book on Blue Movie. Self-reflection does not seem to be an option when the flow of events drags the actors in these.

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PARADISE IS NOW: PALM TREES IN ART

Hedonismus, Eskapismus, Exotik – über Kontinente, Religionen und Kulturen hinweg transportiert kein anderes Motiv diese Assoziationen überzeugender als die Palme. Die Gruppenausstellung „Paradise is Now. Palm Trees in Art“ widmet sich der Frage nach der Existenz eines modernen Paradieses und durchleuchtet das komplexe ikonografische Spektrum eines prominenten floralen Sinnbildes.

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KILLING ME SOFTLY: WORKS FROM THE MIETTINEN COLLECTION

Der von Diederichsen postulierten Verwandlung der Künstler in personenförmige Kunstwerke, die in den Werken von Jensen, Melgaard, Mayer oder Butzer in radikal subjektive künstlerische Positionen mündet, führt auf Seiten des Sammlers zu einem gleichartigen Prozess der Subjektivierung.

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