Curated by Zdenek Felix
DURATION: October 1 – December 10, 2011, Tue-Sa, 12-5 p.m.
PROGRAM OF EVENTS:
Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7 p.m.
Artist talk: EVA KOŤÁTKOVÁ in conversation with KAREL CÍSAŘ (curator and writer, Prague)
Thursday, December 8, 2011,7.p.m.
An evening of films by AGNIESZKA BRZEŻAŃSKA
PROGRAM KUNST KOMPLIZEN
A project with students of the University of Cologne
October 13, 2011, 7 p.m.
Completely Weightless: Agnieszka Brzeżańska and Contemporary Art from Poland, MIRIAM FIREK
November 10, 2011, 7 p.m.
Let’s Talk About It: Dialogue as a Mode of Tracking in Art, MAIKE STREIT, LISA WEBER
November 24, 2011, 7 p.m.
Context as Content: The Interplay of Art and Space in Expanded Territory, KATHARINA MÜLLER
With their works artists Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Giulio Frigo, Eva Koťátková, and Aïda Ruilova roam through an open-ended, constantly changing, and mutable field of possibilities. The most important thing they have in common is that they are part of a generation that has experienced upheaval in social and political systems. Their works develop along the lines of their personal lives and local issues, and are therefore characteristic of a portion of contemporary art production. They move forward as well as backward, toward the future as well as the past, opening up the foundations and abysses of the human psyche, and coupling the intellectual and spiritual interior with the experience of an accessible exterior. They succeed in creating a “face of the times,” and, by using their personal iconographies, hit upon persuasive statements about the world.