ON DISPLAY: “OCCASION” // 06.12.2020–XX.XX.2021︎︎︎ EXTENDED // WITH BETTER.TOGETHER.CHARITY

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WHICH REINVENTS ITSELF CONSTANTLY FROM THE INSIDE.
A ROOM FOR TRYOUTS, A SPACE TO CONNECT, A PLACE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES NEVER TIRED, HIGHLY CONTEMPORARY ALWAYS ALERT FOR NEW DISCOURSES, NEW AESTHETICS AWARE OF THE NOISE OF TIME. COMBINING DIFFERENT SETTINGS, MINDS AND THE UNKNOWN PROVED TO LEAVE FREQUENCY.


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OCCASION

101PS and BetterTogether have joined forces to present playing as a charity exhibition. Every purchase is a donation for a good cause while supporting young artists and creators.

Occasion is an event based on the former exhibition of Homo Ludens: the playing human is an explanatory model according to which humans develop their abilities primarily through play.

with works from: Anna Hofmann, Anna Richter, Baiba Soma, Elissa Lacoste, Eliza Ballesteros, Fan.collective, Fenja Cambeis, Hélène Padoux, Katharina Schilling, Lorenz Reinsch, Neven Allgeier, Sonja Yakovleva, Willem Van Hoff

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SPECULUM

«Speculum» is a cross-disciplinary project aiming to create a space for reflection about intimacy, nakedness, sexuality and gender identity. Since too often the term «body» is contrasted with «mind» and thus used to designate a separate reality from the rest of our «being», this project concerns the (re)discovery of the body as an integral part of self-identification.

Refusing the notions of indecency and shame, we want to promote a climate of curiosity and acceptance around nakedness. What relationship do you have to your own genitalia? How do we feel in our skin in the moment of exposure to someone else’s gaze? Is there a clear-cut line between empowerment and oppression of our bodies?

Bringing together various fields of artistic practice, this exhibition strives to explore the physicality of our bodies without reducing them to flesh, asking what it means to be naked in a hypersexualized world.

T: Katharina Stahlhofen




PANTHEON PHANTASMA
13.01.–19.01.2020

„Et les rites sont dans le temps ce que la demeure est dans l‘espace.” – Antoine de Saint–Exupery

Thus the writer attributes to the ritual a potential for conveying a feeling of security and defines it further as a symbolic technique of containment. „They transform being in the world into being at home. They make the world a reliable place. They are in time what an apartment is in space. They make time habitable. Yes, they make it walkable like a house. They arrange time, furnish it.“ (*Byun Chul Han, 2019)

In uncertain times, people usually conjure up history, tradition and cultural heritage. Thus a ritual can also be understood as a reflection on a common identity.
The design of the >ritual habitus< is constantly bound to social influences. They transmit and represent those values and orders which carry a community. Rituals often amortize a community without linguistic communication, but through their very own semiotic system. With a view to a society that is growing together more and more, but at the same time individualized, which allows the individual to be isolated from himself and his environment, new forms of community life - new rituals - are needed. As soon as the constitution of space changes, the home must be adequately adapted.

In the ritual framework, things are not consumed or consumed, but needed. Ritual practices ensure that we deal and resonate not only with other people, but also with things. Rituals possess the ability to make accessible the unmistakable aura of earthly material that radiates incessantly from its core. Conversely, the earthly material gives the ritual an anchor to which transcendent experiences can be tied. Thus the ritual connects man and material, space and time.

If we want to understand rituals as „cunstrui humanitas“, spaces must be created in which ritual forms can be spoken about. The exhibition „Pantheon Phantasma“ revolves around the many varieties of our identitary obsession in inhabited space: from rediscovered rites and invented rituals to inflation from the irrational idealization of living and back to the absolute authenticity and originality of the home.

T: Anna Maria Merkel 






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