Exhibition

Up And Down. Today’s Avant-Garde as Tomorrow’s Salon Art?

2 Apr 2017 – 6 Aug 2017

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00

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  • U8 to Boddinstraße / U7 to Karl-Marx Straße

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"Up And Down" presents artists who work between the blurred boundaries of subculture, high culture, and mainstream.

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Art likes to present itself as counterculture. This makes popularity in art often seem suspicious: in a way, art should be anti-mainstream, avant-garde. “Yet today’s avant-garde often ends up as the salon art of the future,” says the artist Wolfgang Müller. Many things are overestimated, while other things are overlooked or ignored. That which does not receive widespread attention and recognition is designated as subculture or underground. Up And Down presents artists who work between the blurred boundaries of subculture, high culture, and mainstream. They question the mechanisms on which these attributions are based and explore how they are negotiated. When is something considered high culture? And when is it considered subculture? Is subculture more authentic than kitsch, glamor, and pop? Where does the “packaging” convey its messages? The exhibition will show artworks that set such categorisations in motion or reformulate them in simultaneities and asynchronicities.

Featuring: Lena Braun, Jennifer Danos, Grace Jones / Nick Hooker, Christine Sun Kim, Akane Kimbara, Wolfgang Müller, Magnús Pálsson, Andy Warhol / Susan Sontag, Ming Wong / The Island of Lost Souls

Curators

An Paenhuysen

Exhibiting artists

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Lena Braun

Akane Kimbara

Ming Wong

Wolfgang Müller

Christine Sun Kim

Grace Jones

Magnús Pálsson

Jennifer Danos

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