until 05.03. | #3305ARTatBerlin | EIGEN + ART Lab shows from 21st January 2022 the exhibition TW: Europe by the artist Jonas Höschl.
Where does critical art end and engagement begin? And how can one’s own engagement harmonize with the profession of artist, if the two are not to merge seamlessly?
In his first institutional solo exhibition TW: Europe, Jonas Höschl approaches these questions by reflecting upon himself and the media. At the showing’s center are two spatially expansive, multi-media installations: Europe is lost (2018) and 09. September 2015, Röszke (2021). Both works create an associative, sometimes violent spatial structure in which the artist deals with his subjective feeling of being torn between art and activism. […]
A strength of Höschl’s artistic works is that they ask these questions instead of wanting to answer them with supposed factuality and authenticity. In this, Höschl’s works are distinct from an engagement that declares itself in agreement with the existing conditions. The artist does not seek to predetermine an unambiguous way of interpreting his installations and the media representations they deal with. Rather, in the tradition of aesthetic willfulness, their immanent openness to different interpretations and multifacetedness makes it possible to question what is shown and, with that, the necessity to render it discursive.
An accompanying film program from nine different positions underscores his ambition to understand this project of discursivization as that of a multiperspectival and polyphonic collective. The participating artists come from the artist’s milieu of activists, friends, and artists: Dominik Bais, Anna Baranowski, Cana Bilir-Meier, Cihan Cakmak, Tim Erdmann & Christina Gotz (with a music video for Disarstar featuring Nura), Frankfurter Hauptschule, Laura Leppert, Kalas Liebfried and belit sağ. In widely divergent ways, each of them deals with urgent themes of our present: racism and discrimination; populism and rightwing extremism; debates about restitution and monuments; many-layered constructions of identity and the politics of memory; collaboration and solidarity; and trauma and tenderness.
Extract from the text by Mira Anneli Naß
Opening: Friday, January 21, 2022, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, January 21 – Saturday, March 5, 2022To the Gallery
Image caption: Graphic Design: Felix Neumann, Seebelieveproduce
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