Ludwig Forum Aachen, Jülicher Straße 97-109, 52070 Aachen (DE)
Opening: 2016/03/13 12:00
Questioning, intervening, carrying forward: this is how the 17 artists of the group exhibition DYSTOTAL approach various—mostly minimalist—positions and visions from classical modernism through to the 1990s. They all have in common strategies of appropriating, copying, and imitating the vocabulary of forms characteristic of historical avant-garde movements. By critically exploring the visual language of these predecessors they have reassessed the potential of the total or the "total work of art," tapping into a spectrum that ranges from nostalgia through to the emphatic sense of a new beginning and a foundering in stagnation.
Participating artists: Linda Arts, Ford Beckman, Heiner Blum, Nicolas Chardon, Tim Cierpiszewski, Neil Clements, Markus Ebner, Angela Fette, Gabriel Kuri, Gerold Miller, Renato Nicolodi, Jan van der Ploeg, Martin Pfeifle, Anja Schwörer, Esther Stocker, Sebastian Wickeroth, Lars Wolter
Curators: Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch)