artists & participants
June 22 - August 25
Opening and Summer Party:
June 21, 7 PM
Cashmere Radio, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (MX), DAS INSTITUT (UK/US), Honey-Suckle Company (DE), KAYA (US), (Music For) Eggplant (FR), projektKLUB (DE), SUPERFLEX (DK)
Groups focuses on collaborative work, which is shown in various formats and themes. Artists join together, form collectives, and cooperate to realize complex projects. The exhibition Groups can also be regarded as an appreciation of a way of working that contradicts the idea that art per se is to be traced back to individual authors: “In the beginning of a movement an event transforms an I into a We.” (Wittenburg / Voss)
It is important to leave the concept of the artist subject behind in order to be open to different collaborative models. As a result, the process-based work of the Honey-Suckle Company, founded in the mid-1990s, encounters installations and durational performances by (Music For) Eggplant. While Colectivo Los Ingrávidos creates experimental films in response to sociopolitical injustices, projektKLUB produces its own social spaces that are repeatedly activated in the course of the exhibition. KAYA and DAS INSTITUT are two collaborative entities that regularly involve third parties in their projects, similar to the Danish trio SUPERFLEX, which is constantly developing new tools for participation.