The interesting thing about Kiaer‘s work in Munich‘s Kunstverein was that he wanted to bypass dimensions and instead, to create a situation of changeability. His still-life situations created forms of enigmatic images. He makes the inside and outside into a theme, whereby the institutional context of the art space becomes the formal and intellectual content of his work. The space becomes a total work of art. Kiaer is using a form of appropriation, in which, by means of a minimal intervention, the whole architecture of an institution becomes incorporated in a visual semblance of his work. While he was intertwining art and its context, we questioned the status of art as a pseudo religious phenomenon by combining a part of his work with the dust of Munich`s art institutions.
What we created was a space within a space in the form of an unstable column made from foil from Kiaer‘s installation. We filled it with dust which acted like a patina, covering the surface of each art piece and becoming part of its appearance. Dust particles are perhaps the smallest particles that one could load with meaning. For us, the dust functions as an abstract link between the internal and the external. At the same time, it is extremely changeable. Our work focuses on the dynamics of art production while we simultaneously orbit the system itself. The dust reflects this tautological moment.
August 28, 5 pm
WHAT REMAINS GALLERY would like to thank the following artists for their participation
AI WEI WEI . AKRAM ZATAARI . ALBERT HIEN . ANDREI MOLODKIN . ANDREW BLACKLEY . ARTHUR PAUL . BILL DRUMMOND . CATHY WILKES . CHRISTIAN PHILIPP MÜLLER . DANH VO . DANIEL BUREN . DAVID BLITZ . DUNCAN CAMPBELL . DUSTIN YELLIN . FRANZ LANDSPERSKY . FRIEDRICH KIESLER . FERNANDO SANCHEZ CASTILLO . GENERAL IDEA . IAN KIAER . KERSTIN BRÄTSCH . LAWRENCE WEINER . LIAM GILLICK . LUTZ BACHER . MARKUS BENESCH . RICHARD JACKSON . ROY LICHTENSTEIN . SCOTT KING . SOFIA MONTENEGRO . TOBIAS MADISON . TOBIAS REHBERGER . WALID RAAD .