OPEN SPACE 22 | It's blueness soothes the sharp burn in your eyes
mit Wu Ding, Michiel Hilbrink, Martin Kohout, Anahita Razmi, Nina Wiesnagrotzki
kuratiert von Antonie Angerer, Anna Viktoria Eschbach, i:project space Beijing/China
Eröffnung: Freitag, 07.04.2017, 19 Uhr
Opening hours: Do–Sa 14–18 Uhr
Extended opening hours during Gallery Weekend
The exhibition pays tribute to the post factual world that crystalized itself in 2016. This multi-layered, complex and sometimes only subjective view on the world that feeds itself with bits and pieces of information from the Internet. The new media, with its myriad screens and streams, makes reality so fragmented it becomes ungraspable, pushing us towards, or allowing us to flee, into virtual realities and fantasies. The flight into techno-fantasies is intertwined with economic and social uncertainty. The abuse of facts and the decline of the authorities on facts have revealed how utterly fragile and easily manipulated facts can be and how virtually all authoritative information sources need to be challenged.
“Its blueness soothes the sharp burn in your eyes” will show artists and their multiple ways of creating or offering alternative views of our realities, point out how realities are constructed and can be obstructed or manipulated. The works in this exhibition will bring the viewer to a halt to rearrange his view, think critically about our perception and start to construct their own standpoint.
I: project space will incubate Loris at Postdamer Straße as a space that functions as hybrid between different worlds, different realities. The Beijing-based space has functioned as a connecting space between different cultures, multiple perspectives on art and initiator for exchange of different ideas since 2014. Part of the practice is to enter a discourse and create interruptions to start new dialogue independent from the already existing one.
The exhibition is supported by: Sishang Art Museum, Beijing and Ursula Wandres Stiftung