Über das Funktionieren

New event series from November 1st

1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023

When talking about art, one often encounters the question: “Does it work?“. Although art is by definition freed from function in the sense of a purpose, the production and publication of art nevertheless somehow has to work. Functioning – the smooth progress of the work – is central to the technical production of art.

Contemporary artworks such as Cloaca by Wim Deloyes or Der Lauf der Dinge by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, artistically engage with the technical production of art and question functionality/dysfunctionality of it. In her sculptures, Frankfurt-based artist Catharina Szonn raises the question of what happens when machines no longer work.

In addition to the question of function in artistic production, there is also the question of how social conditioning can influence artistic careers and determine how someone “functions” in society and in the art market.

The event series “Über das Funktionieren / How it works” starts from November 1st at Goldstein Gallery.

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