Uncanny Spaces in Contemporary Art
09.05. – 25.08.2013
The exhibition “HEIMsuchung” is about the transition from a formerly intimidating exterior to an intimidating interior and the parallelization between destabilized subjects and unstable spaces. The title “HEIMsuchung” already indicates the paradoxical ambivalence of its theme: In an increasing awareness of a home’s tenuousness, an abode to come home to has now become a threat, the latent anti-homeyness of an only superficially safeguarded refuge. The ego, which can only think systematically as an Other, increasingly experiences the places that represent his/her abode by the manner of their psychic overload, as manifestations of a mental destabilization.
Artists: Horst Ademeit, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, John Bock, Gregory Crewdson, Jonas Dahlberg, Thomas Demand, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Johannes Gehrke, Christian Haake, Stephan Huber, Susanne Kutter, Chris Larson, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Stephan Mörsch, Hans Op de Beeck, Alexandra Ranner, Werner Reiterer, Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley, Michael H. Rohde, Monika Sosnowska, Erwin Wurm