CAI YUAN AND JIAN JUN XI IN EXHIBITION IN GERMANYCai Yuan and JJ Xi16 Mar,2013|INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

 

Das Blut an meinen Händen

Artists in he exhibition: Santiago Sierra, Teresa Margolles, Arthur Zmijewski, Goran Trbuljak, Björn Braun, Habib, Asa, Cai Yuan/Jian Jun Xi, Alexander Basile

Period: March 25 – April 28 2013
Opening: Sunday March 24 2013, 11 am
Venue:  Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
Wilhelmstr. 45/1, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

In the last decades, art has been often spoken of as a possibility of emancipation. Art shall offer us alternative means of seeing the world – means that will free us from the dominant opinions transported by mass media and ideologies; and art itself, also, shall be set free from the interpretations and constraints determined by institutional authority. Artists, audience, art works and their interpretation – all of these actors shall join contemporary art’s game on equal terms. Yet, what happens when a human becomes subjected to art, a means to its ends? If contemporary art displays our time’s real relations and, thus, the prevalent inequities, “realism” will occasionally mean a manifestation of these inequities within the art work itself. It might be the (other’s) body becoming the work’s material, or the relations between the artist and other “participants” becoming determined by economic necessity: The exploitation of others will often be the intrinsic issue of the contemporary art work, and point towards our societies’ unjust structures – and art’s inescapable entanglement in these very structures. During its guest appearance in the Ludwigsburger Kunstverein, the Kunstraum: Morgenstraße will present works by international artists that tackle this dilemma.

@ Jian Jun Xi, Andy, 2010, mixed media © Jian Jun Xi, courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

 

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