Begleitprogramm zur ACC-Ausstellung 'Außen vor - On the Outside'

Art and Social Protest

Außen vor - On the Outside Außen vor - On the Outside
9.6. bis 12.8.2007

Teilnehmende Künstler: Ulf Aminde, Christoph Büchel, Peter Fend, Manoa Free University, Guillaume Paoli, Reinigungsgesellschaft & Miklós Erhardt, Oliver Ressler, Cornel Wachter, Michael Zinganel/Michael Hieslmair/Maruša Sagadin u.a.

Eine Ausstellung der ACC Galerie in Zusammenarbeit mit Knut Birkholz, Autor und Kurator, Rotterdam

Zanny Begg - 20 Gunn Salute
Zanny Begg - 20 Gunn Salute

Zanny Begg, Sydney, about Oliver Ressler

"The spectre of the many (and the ordinary) hovered over blockbuster exhibitions like Documenta 11, the Venice Biennial, The International Centre for Photography Triennial and the 2004 Whitney Biennial." Katy Siegel wrote in the January 2005 edition of Artforum. Added to these "blockbuster" exhibitions are a series of other exhibition projects which have sought to bring the energy and combativeness of the "crowd" into the framework of the museum - the Ex Argentina project in Cologne, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, the Collective Creativity exhibition in Kassel, the Disobedience exhibition in Sydney and many others which have drawn inspiration from communities in motion or conflict.

Siegel goes onto quote the German art historian Wolfgang Kemp who observes that "the crowd appears in art when it erupts in political life." Although perhaps an obvious statement what is unique about the current context is the particular way in which the crowd has returned, the interconnection between the way the crowd appears and the political subjectivity it possesses (and the potential it evokes). The crowd post-Seattle has returned as both a subject and object of the art process - as a direct physical presence in artworks and as a collective subjectivity which hovers over the creative process. I will explore these themes in relation to the work of Oliver Ressler.

Dienstag, 26.06.2007, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
Eintritt: 3 € / erm.: 2 € / Tafelpass: 1 €