Brave new world? – Visions of modernity are negotiated in the group exhibition DYSTOTAL. By dealing with the visual vocabulary of the historical avant-garde, the works collected in DYSTOTAL newly fathom the concept of the absolute or the Gesamtkunstwerk, from longing via empathetic upheaval to failure in stagnation.
A number of the 17 participating artists will produce site-specific works of various genres – wall paintings, installations, sculptures and architectures, adopting, copying and imitating the historical avant-garde’s language. This way DYSTOTAL turns the Ludwig Forum’s central exhibition hall into an extensive installation, in which heterogeneous works encounter one another: computer game aesthetics meet neo-classical forms, romantic elements are combined with science fiction blockbuster film stills.
Participating Artists: Linda Arts, Ford Beckman, Heiner Blum, Nicolas Chardon, Tim Cierpiszewski, Neil Clements, Markus Ebner, Angela Fette, Gabriel Kuri, Gerold Miller, Renato Nicolodi, Jan van der Ploeg, Martin Pfeifle, Anja Schwörer, Esther Stocker, Sebastian Wickeroth, Lars Wolter.
Curated by the artist group Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch) and Esther Boehle (Ludwig Forum).
Supporters: Stiftung Kunst Kultur und Soziales der Sparda-Bank West, Mondriaan Fund
Watch the Trailer for DYSTOTAL
DYSTOTAL, Installation Views
Photos: Carl Brunn / Ludwig Forum Aachen