Edson Barrus Eva Meyer
Lygia Clark Karen
Christian Philipp Muller
Hans Christian Dany
The exhibition is centred around artistic approaches that depict their own ways of ordering and managing time by reflecting on current values and temporal structures. Curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Astrid Wege.
Curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Astrid Wege
The exhibition is centred around artistic approaches that depict their own ways of ordering and managing time by reflecting on current values and temporal structures.
Ã–KONOMIEN DER ZEIT
An exhibition with contributions from:
Edson Barrus Eva Meyer / Eran Schaerf
Lygia Clark Karen Michelsen CastaÃ±Ã³n
Claude Closky Ariane MÃ¼ller
Mark Dion Christian Philipp MÃ¼ller
Martin Ebner Henrik Olesen
Katja Eydel Ohio
Peter Fend Gunter Reski
Andrea Fraser Hinrich Sachs
David Hammons Christoph SchÃ¤fer
Korpys/LÃ¶ffler Josef Strau
Leonore Mau Inga Svala Thorsdottir
Merve Verlag BarthÃ©lÃ©my Toguo
Kunstraum der UniversitÃ¤t LÃ¼neburg
in collaboration with Hans-Peter Feldmann and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
When we talk about â€œeconomy of timeâ€, we generally mean using our time efficiently. â€œÃ–konomien der Zeitâ€ looks at the many different ways in which we can use time economically, even if it means wasting it.
The exhibition is centred around artistic approaches that depict their own ways of ordering and managing time by reflecting on current values and temporal structures. At the heart of these different viewpoints are issues of policy in image representation and historiography, the examination of what seem to be the increasingly ephemeral validity of products and images. Behind all this is the observation that our perception of everyday things is frequently organised into short-lived units of perception, despite our knowledge of the multifaceted nature of general interrelations: our attention is directed in each case at the here and now, or more precisely at whatever is closest to us at any particular time.
â€œÃ–konomien der Zeitâ€ examines the consequences of this concentration on the present: in what way have artistic methods changed in the light of this trend? How do artistic approaches react to specific changes in society? What ways of dealing with time do they develop, for instance by using archive and documentary techniques, or by devising new ways of living and working?
The exhibition, curated by Hans-Christian Dany and Astrid Wege, was produced in co-operation with the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, has been shown at the Akademie der KÃ¼nste in Berlin, and is now being presented at the migros museum for contemporary art in Zurich.
To accompany the exhibition, a book, â€œÃ–konomien der Zeit. Agendaâ€, has been published by Revolver. Archiv fÃ¼r zeitgenÃ¶ssische Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 400 pages, many b/w illustrations, with contributions and words from all the artists taking part, plus essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Thomas Frank, Tom Holert, Antonio Negri and others. The book is on sale at
CHF 45.- .
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