Dinge, die wir nicht verstehen = Things we don't understandOther(s) author(s) : Noack, Ruth, [editore] ; Buergel, Roger M, [editore]Language : GermanOther(s) title(s) : Things we don't understand.Wien : Generali Foundation, 2000141 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 23 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 3-901107-26-6.Dinge, die wir nicht verstehen
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Irritation is part of the experience of contemporary art. Baffling situations, disturbing people, and bewildering things that incite a lack of understanding disrupt the course of our daily lives and our established world views. And at the same time, no one wants to accept the notion that the world consists of nothing other than convention. Art has the social function of representing this Other to society. A bourgeois understanding of art conceives of this as the freedom of art, while art as a critical practice sees it as a possible tool for rendering visible the excluded, repressed, or unthinkable. In fact, neither the site of art, nor its contents or practices in and of themselves are free or critical. The meaning of art always depends on the specific situation in which artistic practices and audiences meet.
The exhibition seeks the point where aesthetic experiences and the experiences of our daily lives merge into one another. The artists in this show use found objects, documentary photographs, conventional fictions, use objects, and genres. In doing so, they do not consider these materials or their own means of expression to be neutral but, rather, saturated in power relations. Though their works diverge in form and content, all of the artists are interested in an aesthetic transformation of the everyday that will cause irritation. However, the intention is not to cause misunderstanding or confusion in the observer, or to provoke a potentially traumatic experience. Irritation as an artistic procedure is meant to create a situation in which understanding itself is transformed. In order to do this, we need things we don’t understand.
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