DYSTOTAL

Exhibition, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.


From March 13, 2016 until June 5, 2016
Brave new world? Visions of modernity are negotiated in this group exhibition. By dealing with the visual vocabulary of the historical avant­garde, the works collected in DYSTOTAL newly fathom the concept of the absolute, or the Gesamtkunstwerk, from yearning to empathetic upheaval to failure in stagnation. Several of the 15 participating artists have produced site­-specific works of various genres – wall paintings, installations, sculptures, and architectures, adopting, copying, and imitating the language of the avant­garde. The central exhibition hall is turned into an extensive installation in which heterogeneous works encounter one another: computer game aesthetics meet neo­classical forms; romantic elements are combined with science fiction blockbuster film stills.