Giacomo Santiago Rodago
Monica Ursina Jager
The focus is a technique that is more than just familiar in our daily lives - collecting, disassembling and reassembling of knowledge, experiences or images. With works from the collections of Frac Nord-Pas de Calais and Kunstmuseum Thun.
The juxtaposition of two collections casts a special light on the selected works of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais and the Kunstmuseum Thun. The focus of the exhibition is a technique that is more than just familiar in our daily lives – collecting, disassembling and reassembling of knowledge, experiences or images.
We live in a time of fragmentation: all the time we are interrupted in our daily existence by incoming phone calls, SMS, emails, tweets; we are constantly exposed to a flood of partial information of all kinds thanks to the news, advertising or entertainment industry; we constantly google the Internet for information and content. Thus we relentlessly absorb the most varied knowledge, and out of it we derive our explanations and ideologies, our whole personal view of the world. So it is hardly surprising that this procedure plays an important role also in art. Time and again artists disassemble the existing into individual parts and reassemble; time and again they combine thoughts or ideas that have ostensibly nothing in common. Thus they create new meaningful correlations and enable new insights, and also reflect our reality characterised by fragmentation.
With We Fragment, Collect and Narrate the most diverse works from the collections of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais and the Kunstmuseum Thun are juxtaposed against each other and queried on the current significance of collage, assemblage or montage. The exhibition focuses its attention not only on the physical "cut and paste" but also considers how contemporary art responds to our complex, fast-paced and blind society.
Artists: Pawel Althamer, Francis Baudevin, Carol Bove, Marcel Broodthaers, Davide Cascio, Jeremy Deller, Diana Dodson, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Hans Gerber, Ingo Giezendanner, Felix Gmelin, Hella Jongerius, Scott King, Reto Leibundgut, Christian Marclay, Josephine Meckseper, Boris Mikhailov, Claudia & Julia Müller, Sarah Ortmeyer, Man Ray, Gerard Ruhm, Lorenzo Salafia, Giacomo Santiago Rodago Joachim Schmid, Dominik Stauch et Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Monica Ursina Jäger
Curated by: Sayoko Nakahara (FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais)
Co-curated by: Petra Giezendanner and Helen Hirsch (Kunstmuseum Thun)
In cooperation with
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
Image: Pawel Althamer, The Book, 2007 © Pawel Althamer, Collection FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
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