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Three Positions. Six Directions | Chapter II: Door to the Future, Window to the Past

18 Feb 2017 – 26 Mar 2017

KÖNIG GALERIE

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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The works presented in this “chapter” utilize a similar anthropological approach. Although dealing with questions and issues that are firmly rooted on the present, these artists mine the past to gain deeper perspective and understanding.

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Time has a power to change our perspective on things, and the Brutalist mentality was not immune to this. What began in the 1950s as a full embrace and execution of modernist ideals, the movement came pretty much to a halt by the mid-1970s. The physical decay of the buildings in the decades that followed was somewhat representative of the popular view of the buildings, a style of a specific era equally maligned as it was admired. But as time has gone further to the present, we are able to revisit the structures as more than a fashion of a period but as a mentality that has as many valid applications today as they did back then.

 

The works presented in this “chapter” utilize a similar anthropological approach. Although dealing with questions and issues that are firmly rooted on the present, these artists mine the past to gain deeper perspective and understanding. The reference to history may be personal (i.e. Aleksandar Duravcevic, Roman Ondak, Matthias Weischer), cultural (i.e. Enoc Perez, Stephanie Syjuco) or philosophical and ideological (i.e. Anselm Kiefer), but all bringing forth their investigations towards contemporary concerns.

 

 

This show was created in collaboration with r/e projects.

Exhibiting artists

Matthias Weischer

Aleksandar Duravcevic

Stephanie Syjuco

Enoc Perez

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Roman Ondak

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