Monday, November 01, 2010

Kritische Komplizenschaft / Critical Complicity

Kritische Komplizenschaft / Critical Complicity
Exhibition: November 11 – December 18, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, November 10, 7 pm

Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber
Dexter Sinister
Hans Haacke
What will I not regret later?
Laura Horelli & Gerhard Friedl
Felipe Mujica with Juan Céspedes
Cristóbal Lehyt
José Luis Villablanca und Johanna Unzueta
Olaf Nicolai
Ahmet Ögüt
Tanja Ostojic
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Alterazioni Video
Anna Scalfi

Curators: Lisa Mazza, Julia Moritz

Complicity is a micro-community alliance that operates on the periphery of established ordering systems. Its critical potential emerges from the multitude of subversive modi operandi in the grey zone of deceitful agreements. Artists, curators, critics, consumers… the vast number of possible positions complicates collectivity and multiplies the contradictions of complicity. Five facets of alternative artistic thinking and method inform the concept of Critical Complicity / Kritische Komplizenschaft: The transitions from macro to micro-community; the field of tension between legal/illegal; affect and seduction; the moment of interdependency; and the employment of tactical media. However, only the interconnection of these fields amongst each other can do justice to the complexity of critical complicity. Thus, what the participants in this exhibition have in common is the concern to deconstruct the singular.