Portraits and postures, acquainted through media, advertisement or (art) history, are marked with the stigmata of the accustomed, the familiar and the every-day. They not only strongly shape our ideas of the (human) body but also create and reinforce viewing patterns and clichés of the perception of the very same.
The exhibition Physical and Virtual Bodies includes a selection from the past two decades, departing from the museum’s collection and invited artists, who present recently produced work. By the use of the media of photography, film and installations these artists confront and subvert the contemporary images of the everyday world and liberate their representational aspects. By applying different strategies, the presented artists endow pictures with new capacities and question the production of meaning.
The exhibition is curated by Kris Dittel and Stephanie Seidel, and is realized in the framework of followup, a program for curators, based at Schloss Ringenberg (Hamminkeln), which gives young artists and curators the opportunity to build up their expertise over the course of a year. followup works with various partners, including the MMKA, in the border area between the Netherlands and Germany.
Gabriele Beveridge (1985, HKG), Barbara Bloom (1950, USA), Bonnie Camplin (1970, UK), Fleur van Dodewaard (1983, NL), Cheryl Donegan (1962, USA), Andrea Fisher (1955, USA-1997, UK), Nan Hoover (1931, USA-2008, D), Inez van Lamsweerde (1963, NL/USA), Rachel Niffenegger (1985, USA/NL), Lidwien van de Ven (1963, NL), Barbara Visser (1966, NL), Christoph Westermeier (1984, D/NL) » lees meer