World out of Joint
9 Installations

21 May – 14 August 2022 | Beim Stadthaus

Climate change, pandemics and countless conflicts are leading to a fundamental disorientation that characterises our times: The world seems to have fallen apart. Traditional explanations are no longer adequate to deal with the complexity of the present, which oscillates between digital communication and radical individualism, past, present and an uncertain future. Disoriented between innovation and tradition, Western society is in permanent crisis mode.

Art reflects these phenomena and develops its own strategies for dealing with them. Especially in large-scale installations, the audience is confronted with an abundance of information and events that simultaneously test their receptivity. The clear distinction between artwork and audience dissolves in favour of multimedia spaces in which the internet and digitalisation take on leading roles. Installations are no longer viewed, but experienced; they set an interactive process in motion that also facilitates a variety of approaches.

The exhibition unites installations by nine international artists of the younger generation. All the installations deal with different aspects of content, whether artificial intelligence, ecology or gender fluidity. They illustrate that social questions can no longer be answered in a valid way. Each one forms a cosmos that lives from the interplay of time and space, of different objects and media formats. This inner density is continually co-produced by the audience as it arranges and assembles them according to the situation. Together, the nine installations create the image of a world that has come apart at the seams, in which ambivalences have to be endured to the point of pain – in order to interpret them productively.

Installations by:

Anne Imhof
Room IV, 2021

Ed Atkins
Old Food, 2017

Julian Charrière
An Invitation to Disappear, 2018

Simon Denny
Games of Decantralized Life, 2018

Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin
Auto View (Sibling Topics), 2011

Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
The Everted Capital (-585 – 2022), 2022

Pamela Rosenkranz
Anamazon (Green, Blue, Green), 2017

Sung Tieu
Zugzwang, 2020

Raphaela Vogel
Fuge meam propinquitatem!, 2020

Curator: Lynn Kost

With kind support


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