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Body in Pieces

Monica Bonvicini, Leda Bourgogne, Mariechen Danz, Nadira Husain, Jens Pecho, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ryan Trecartin

Exhibition duration: February 22 to May 12, 2019
Opening: February 21, 2019, 7 pm

Curator: Julia Höner

The artists of Body in Pieces dedicate themselves to the human body as a focal point at which pressing queries coincide, concerning the technological and social conditions of human existence, for instance. Knowledge about the body today reveals itself as being both relational and frayed. Take, for example, the notion of increasingly technically interconnected, posthuman bodies, competing with the traditional identity- and gender-based images that are predominantly and persistently in circulation. In the works of the seven international artists, the body consequently appears as a rather fragmented and ambiguous entity—in which power and control manifest themselves and which is economically and socially appropriated. At the same time, the body still represents our organic basis—from where innumerable wishes and desires are formulated.

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Listen to the Image, Look at the Sound

SAÂDANE AFIF, CORY ARCANGEL, JULIA BÜNNAGEL, MIKE HENTZ,
CATHERINE LORENT, WARREN ENVIOUS, EMEKA OGBOH, JUERGEN STAACK AND OTHERS.

Exhibition: June 7 to September 15, 2019

Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth

Artists have always been fascinated by how images can become sounds, or sounds can become images. The question of synaesthetic correspondences was thus a focus of attention for a long time. In contemporary art, on the other hand, images, objects, music, sound and language interact with each other in a variety of ways. A sharp boundary between static and moving art forms increasingly disappears in favour of a complexity of different time structures. Sound worlds and pictorial traditions from different regions of the world come together. The exhibition spaces of KAI 10 used by the participating artists to stage installations as well as selected performances form a flexible spatial structure in which the various sound events create different time frames.

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