Sue de Beer
Klaus vom Bruch
Scott King/Matt Worley
Andree Korpys/Markus LÃ¶ffler
Rob Moonen/Olaf Arndt
Stih & Schnock
Willem (Bernhard Holtrop)
The RAF-Exhibition: a show whose aim is to research and, for the first time, to present together the media echo of the Red Army Faction and artistic positions directly or indirectly addressing the history of the RAF. More than 100 works by more than 50 international artists from three generations will be exhibited. By Klaus Biesenbach, Ellen Blumenstein, Felix Ensslin.
The Neue Galerie Graz presents, as the only other venue in Europe, "Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition", as conceived by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
KW showed this art exhibition dealing with the Red Army Faction (RAF) from January 29th to May 16th, 2005. A huge political debate over whether the exhibition was legitimately publicly fundable occupied the German press throughout the summer and autumn of 2003.
As a consequence the exhibition had to be financed through an ebay auction which took place in December 2004. 12 international artists, who are not included in the exhibition itself, donated important pieces that were all sold in this auction: Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Francis Alys, Monica Bonvicini, Dinos and Jake Chapman, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Hoeller, Paul Pfeiffer, Ugo Rondinone, Lawrence Weiner, and Jane and Louise Wilson.
In "Regarding Terror: the RAF-Exhibition" the media echo of the Red Army Faction together with artistic positions directly or indirectly addressing the history of the RAF is presented. Nearly 70 works by 50 international artists from three generations are exhibited. The exhibition brings together important artistic positions since 1970. Especially in the 1970s, the RAF became an object of images, quotations, and references in a society shaped by the mass media. In this context, each in its own way, the exhibited artworks create new systems of reference that do not remain stuck in mechanisms of identification or emotional occupation, but that allow the viewer to gain new access by establishing distance.
List of Artists
Franz Ackermann, Dennis Adams, Bettina Allamoda, Eleanor Antin, Thomas Bayrle, Sue de Beer, Ulrich Bernhardt, Joseph Beuys, Dara Birnbaum, Klaus vom Bruch, Lutz Dammbeck, Christoph Draeger, Felix Droese, Heinz Emigholz, Harun Farocki, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Johan Grimonprez, Brigitte Hellgoth, Rudolf Herz, Joerg Immendorff, Johannes Kahrs, Scott King, Martin Kippenberger, Rainer Kirberg, Astrid Klein, Korpys/Loeffler, Theo Ligthart, Jonathan Meese, Michaela Meise, Michaela MeliÃ¡n, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Hans Niehus, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, Sigmar Polke, Astrid Proll, Yvonne Rainer, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Michael Schuster/Hartmut Skerbisch, Katharina Sieverding, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Klaus Staeck, Stih & Schnock, Frank Thiel, Wolf Vostell, Peter Weibel, Willem, Johannes Wohnseifer, Matt Worley.
Curators: Klaus Biesenbach, Ellen Blumenstein, Felix Ensslin
Co-Curator: Peter Weibel
Curatorial assistance: Katharina Fichtner
Opening: Sunday, 26 June 2005, 11am
6pm: discussion between Bazon Brock and Peter Weibel
Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum
Sackstrasse 16, A-8010 Graz