REVELATION

Artists: Cornelia Friederike Müller, Anne Hofmann, VIP, Luise Schröder, Sophie Vollmar, Kurátorka


Curator: Henrike Böhm

 

From 30/04/2014 to 25/05/2014

 

Both Leipzig and Prague are cities with a vivid art scene that is affected by post-socialist transformation. Struggles about the interpretation of history and forms of remembrance are subjects that connect people, just like precarious artistic production and patriarchal structures. Social exclusion, racism, the increasing gap between rich and poor, the state´s withdrawal from social responsibility and the awakening of nationalist movements, that have never been vanished, link both countries.

Until today the relationship between the Czech Republic and Germany is critical and regular subject to public discussions. The art scene in both cities is similar in disputing these aforementioned conditions and which is struck by them at the same time.

The group exhibition shows collages, video installations, photography, sculpture and sound. The artists take up a subjective stance, they reveal the conditions of their artistic production and show situations of their biography. From a clear point of view and with open eyes and ears they follow up social narratives and historical topics, while producing truth and uncertainity. Their works always claim to be objective.

This exhibition contains months of marginally or unpaid work of artists, the cost-free assignment of interns, unpaid support of friends, management and administrative work of the producers and curator, the always underpaid work of carpenters, cleaning service, craftspeople and technical staff, the time, competence and knowledge of designers, drivers and printers. Most of the persons involved are working under insecure or informal conditions, leading financially instable lives and aside from their work have to take care of their household, family members or friends.

 

Supported by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, the City of Leipzig, Česko-německý fond budoucnosti and IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).


VIP / Genullt  I-VII .Adjusted TO Zero I-VII, 2013
VIP / Genullt I-VII .Adjusted TO Zero I-VII, 2013
Video, loop
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
VIP / Wir haben ein Scheißgefühl, 2008
VIP / Wir haben ein Scheißgefühl, 2008