Shirley Cho, Shaotong He, Ruxin Liu, Dirk Reimes, Johannes Hugo Stoll, Tsuzoo
27 May to 17 June
Opening Friday, 27 May 7 pm
In the spring of 2020, with the pandemic crippling public life in many countries, a survey of 1,000 participants carried out by a Singaporean newspaper enraged the arts community worldwide. According to the survey, professions such as doctors, cleaners and delivery people were considered the most essential, while artistic professions garnered the least support during the crisis. The findings are a reflection of a value system that exists not only in Singapore but in many other societies, too.
In 1969, the artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles wrote ‘Manifesto for Maintenance Art’, in which she argued for ‘maintenance’ as an important value in contrast to the excitement of industrial ‘development’. As young artists, we are faced with the same old problem now. While viewers may enjoy seeing some art in alternative spaces, the price of real estate quietly increases. Young artists are frustrated to find themselves facilitating the gentrification of neighbourhoods. Only a few artists are able to enjoy financial security or to find a foothold in art institutions, while the majority of artists struggle to make a living. And the consequence of these contrasts is that young artists usually have to take on other jobs to survive while making art.
It is against this background that ‘Floating Employees’ was conceived. Six artists who studied in Stuttgart are showing works that respond artistically to these complexities in various ways.
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FLOATING EMPLOYEES | Shirley Cho, Shaotong He, Ruxin Liu, Dirk Reimes, Johannes Hugo Stoll, Tsuzoo
Eröffnung Freitag, 27. Mai, 19:00 Uhr
Ausstellung bis 17. Juni