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May 13 – September 16, 2012

Thomas Arnolds, Blixa Bargeld, Michael Biber, Madeleine Boschan, Michael Conrads, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Georg Herold, Christian Jankowski, Donald Judd, Franka Kaßner, Martin Kippenberger, Erwin Kneihsl, Maja Körner, Karsten Konrad, David Kroell, Bjarne Melgaard, Monika Michalko, Jan Muche, Ernesto Neto, Albert Oehlen, J.J.P. Oud, Manfred Pernice, Thomas Rentmeister, Gerrit Rietveld, Philipp Schwalb, Norbert Schwontkowski, Florian Slotawa, Andreas Slominski, Meredyth Sparks, Ulrich Strothjohann, Hermann Vaske, Franz West, Thomas Winkler, Ulrich Wulff, Michael Wutz

curated by Christian Malycha


The exhibition takes its impetus from the first two words of two completely contrasting sentences: “There is ...”

On the one hand, Adorno's infamous statement in the Minima Moralia “There is no right life in the wrong one,” in which his taste criticism deducted from furniture and interiors of the postwar period turns into a hopelessly resignated diagnosis of today’s condition of living. – Secondly, “There is always something to do.” – the affirmative slogan of the DIY chain Hornbach.

Setting up the world, tilling, furnishing, decorating and finally inhabiting the world is the exhibition’s starting point in order to examine the tension between socio-diagnostic critique of the present and the everyday longing for a “beautiful world” – asking to what extent in all types of furnishings the mentality of a certain time can be read: Bauhaus or hardware store.

Because setting is always a self-setting.

All artists shown – ranging from De Stijl, Minimalism, the 1980ies to the present –, are related by the oppositional, aesthetic response to the world that is continually broken down into parts and reassembled anew. For the viewer, lies herein the possibility to encounter unassuming things and furnishings of everyday life from unexpected angles.

And as the artists do not just accept the present as a given fact, between folk art, kitsch and cutting social analysis, between Hornbach and Adorno so to speak, they really make the world intelligible and reveal exciting alternative drafts.

A richly illustrated catalogue with texts by Theodor W. Adorno, Bruno Hillebrand, Robert Kudielka, Hendrik Lakeberg, Christian Malycha, Volker Pietsch, Andi Schoon and Klaus Theweleit accompanies the exhibition.

 

Opening: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 2 p.m.


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OPENING HOURS:

Thursday: 14:00 - 19:00

Saturday: 14:00 - 19:00

Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00

 

Group Tours - by appointment only

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"Es gibt... Reflexionen aus einem beschädigten Leben?"

"There is … Reflections from a damaged Life?“


Exhibition catalogue
layout by Dorothee Heine
Published by Kerber Verlag
2011
ISBN 978-3-86678-717-9

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