Riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave: art as a state of mind

23. Juni – 29. Juli 2022
Halle der PLATFORM
Ausstellung

Mit Hilfe von parasitären Kunstinstitutionen, nomadischen Kunstsammlungen und fast nichtexistierenden Ausstellungen ist Gonzo Curating eine unabhängige und rebellische Praxis, die etablierte Strukturen der Kunstwelt in Zeiten der ökologischen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Krise herausfordert. Konzipiert als ein Prozess der Aneignung durch diejenigen, die nicht an der Macht sind, schafft Gonzo halb-fiktionale Erzählungen, die auf einer sinnlichen Ebene funktionieren. Die in der PLATFORM präsentierte Ausstellung spielt kreativ mit den Konventionen einer Archivausstellung und wird gleichzeitig zum Beispiel für eine Meta-Gonzo-Strategie.

Using parasite art institutions, nomadic art collections and almost-existent exhibitions, gonzo curating is an independent and rebellious form of challenging established artworld structures in the times of ecological, economic and political crisis. Conceived as a process of appropriation by the ones that are not in power, gonzo creates semi-fictional narratives based on the sensual layer of experience. The show presented at PLATFORM takes up a creative game with the convention of an archival exhibition and at the same time becomes an example of a meta-gonzo strategy.

Kurator*innen/Künstler*innen: Aneta Rostkowska und Jakub Woynarowsk

Teilnehmende Künstler*innen:

Les Arts Incohérents (Alphonse Allais, Mey-Sonier), Michael Craig-Martin, Tom Gould, Justyna Gryglewicz, Stano Filko & Alex Mlynárčik, Ramon Haze (Andreas Grahl & Holmer Feldman), Krõõt Juurak, Flo Kasearu, Martin Kippenberger, Lo Lifes (Rack-Lo), Kud Ljud, Ana Prvački, George Psalmanazar, Man Ray / Marcel Duchamp, John Smith, Hunter Thompson, Karl Valentin, Orson Welles, What Remains Gallery, u.v.m.

Begleitprogramm

Eröffnung am 22.06.2022

18 Uhr mit Performance von Hubert Gromny, Simone Karl und Krõõt Juurak

More Information about the three performances during the exhibition opening:

Hubert Gromny (b. 1990, Poland)

“Can You Put Me in Touch With? By the Way What’s Your Name?” is a participatory piece of unlimited duration. The piece consists of a set of characters invented by the artist for the occasion of the opening. Short descriptions of characters will be distributed among the audience, as an invitation to play roles during the opening.

Simone Karl (*1989)

The artistic research project Alpha-Pi deals with the effect of a luminous gas “Alpha-Pi/C2R7” extracted in Svalbard on the attention span of the human brain. As part of the performance, Simone Karl explores the effect of the luminous substance installed in the exhibition hall together with the audience.

Krõõt Juurak (born 1981 in Tallinn)

„INTERNAL CONFLICT“, performative condition, duration variable

Performed by: the curators of the exhibition.

„Internal Conflict” is an ongoing improvisational intra-institutional performance, manifesting as signs of internal conflict within a team. The aim is to give a random bystander, the public or media the impression of inner tensions and slight unprofessionalism within the team. The „performance“ can be witnessed as seemingly accidental, it manifests itself in the form of more or less obvious incidents, for example a quarrel, misunderstandings during a public announcement, general mood in the office etc.  This performative condition and its potential consequences expose the tension between emotional labour and the constructed professional personality of the performer.