Wermke / Leinkauf

Opening  Fr. 12th May 2019, 7 pm

The expansive installation shows two opposing, brightly flickering LED panels, accompanied by the deafening sound of soccer fan chants that lead into a fascinating visual space for the viewer: low-resolution scenes change from take to take in a rapid rhythm. Crowds from political protests and soccer stadiums are juxtaposed, dissolving into a sea of color made of coarse image textures. The installation addresses a highly topical phenomenon: Whether at the Occupy movement in Spain, the Istanbul Gezi Park revolt in the summer of 2013, the unrest at Maidan Square in Kiev or, most recently, the riots in Chemnitz, organized soccer fans, so-called Ultras, were involved. The installation by the Berlin based artist duo Wermke / Leinkauf is a powerful visual presentation of the sociopolitical potential of these groups, which have existed since the 1970s and currently constitute the fastest growing youth subculture in Germany.

Curator: Andreas Beitin

Project management: Christian Haring

The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Stiftung Kunstfonds, NRW Kultursekretariat and Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.




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