A putative plagiate case is the subject of a closer investigation of this multi-level exhibition “what remains gallery shows Tobias Rehberger”. By rebuilding the former “Flowdots”-Space with the original material from Markus Benesch as a stage for a documents-archive, what remains gallery tries to visualize the fine line between camuflashed approriation methods in fine arts and conspiracy fantasies.
The disputable methods of Rehberger as they seem symptomatic for art practices of the millenium period come defiladed. But they demand transparency in the same place, as influences and aftereffects sometimes experience less attention than big-staging and sensationalism, but maybe will be the real cause why they will be remembered, as they may represent our c&p era.
Nevertheless the show adapts the context by itself as a projection surface for this whole discurse which has never been discussed as it relocates itself in the peripheries of the Idea of Gesamtkunstwerk. So its matter remains as an anecdote on a Thermomix-Party, as a background for a Dalmatine-Fotoshoot or an unreal stage for a korean internet dinner.
The show retransforms itself just as if its appearance would follow a rumor which got into a circulation. In the mobile form of moving boxes and art-craits the whole show stays in a constant meta-space between storrage and exhibition, between packing and content, and between meaning and its ever transforming appearence.
…the exhibition remains travelling.
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 .