Curated by Severin Dünser and Christian Kobald (COCO Vienna) on an invitation of Sophie Kaplan
+ GUILLAUME BARTH
Invited on behalf of the CRAC team
« If the set represents a town it must look like a town that has been built to last precisely two hours. One must conjure up the reality of time. Everything must be provisional yet polite.» (BB)
For Grundfrage, the CRAC Alsace acts as a kind of enormous stage, presenting a mix of art and non art, highly time-based, a dispersed gesamtkunstwerk – a neo-90s type of exhibition. It's a thematic group show, but its topic is withheld from the public and communicated purely to the artists (to keep any didacticism out of the show). The works deal with , though in an oblique way. In art historical terms it carries the symbolical values of classic still life, in everyday terms it resembles the leftovers of a party. A small publication will be produced after the exhibition has closed.
Max Peintner, Ohne Titel (Selbstbildnis 1), 1984
Photography black and white
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Georg Kargl, Vienne