Badischer Kunstverein

Things we sense about each other

07 May - 04 Jul 2021

Aleksei Taruts, Undertow, Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
Ines Doujak, Bauhütte (Don’t be Scared of Height; Go for it), Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
ZIP Group, Pavillon Enthusiast – Balcony Gallery, Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
Iulia Toma, #orientalswelcome, Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
Susanne Kriemann, Forest, Frst, t like teamwork, Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
Miloš Trakilović, ART IS WAR, Exhibition view, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2021. Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Irina Afanasyeva, Vahram Aghasyan, Lala Aliyeva, Stefan Bertalan, Anna Dasović, Ines Doujak, Ilkin Huseynov, Anna Jermolaewa, Adela Jušić, Susanne Kriemann, Misha Kurilov, Elturan Mammadov, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Jura Shust, Harout Simonian, Lucine Talalyan, Aleksei Taruts, Iulia Toma, Miloš Trakilović, ZIP Group

The Badische Kunstverein serves as the hub of a wide-ranging exhibition, research, and events project that focuses on images and counterimages of Europe. The exhibition "Things we sense about each other" features 21 international artists, and is realized collectively by a group of curators from Baku, Bucharest, Karlsruhe, Kiev, Krasnodar, Minsk, Poltava, Prague, Sarajevo, Vienna and Yerevan. The second chapter of the project is a travelling academy planned under the title "Things we share with each other". The academy will start in June 2021 and will be located in various cities of the collaborators. The project is initiated in close cooperation with tranzit.at from Vienna; it is designed as a trans-European network and an invitation for a long-term dialogue.

The exhibition showcases artistic
works that critically address divergent perspectives of an emancipatory and democratically conceived Europe, something that is being called into question along the margins (but also at
the center) to an increasing degree. The artists explore the significance of objects or things which – depending on who interprets them, who claims them, and who resists their putative meanings – are the bearers of divergent and often antagonistic attributions of identity. Integrated into
the exhibition alongside the art projects will be a number of such conflictual
objects themselves, which symbolize diverse ideas and visions of Europe
from various political, cultural, and social perspectives. Whether everyday objects, political symbols, texts, or cryptograms, these semantically charged things act
as antagonistic but also mediating and conciliatory artifacts in a dialogue between a multiplicity of European societal and cultural constellations. The participating
artists expose the problematical status of these things to full view, at the same time investigating the transformative potential of a history that is embodied in objects.

The exhibition is being curated and organized by: Larissa Agel, Damir Arsenijevic, Anja Casser, Yvonne Fomferra, Leyli Gafarova, Michaela Geboltsberger, Veronika Janatková, Anna Karpenko, Eva Khachatryan, Serhiy Klymko, Georg Schöllhammer, Raluca Voinea, ZIP Group

Things we sense about each
other takes place in the context of the 25th European Culture Days 2021 in Karlsruhe.
 

Tags: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Irina Afanasyeva, Vahram Aghasyan, Lala Aliyeva, Stefan Bertalan, Anna Dasović, Ines Doujak, ZIP Group, Ilkin Huseynov, Anna Jermolaewa, Adela Jušić, Susanne Kriemann, Misha Kurilov, Elturan Mammadov, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Jura Shust, Harout Simonian, Lucine Talalyan, Aleksei Taruts, Iulia Toma, Miloš Trakilović