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Hans Hemmert

29 Apr - 03 Jun 2006

Hans Hemmert
ego sum via
29th April - 3rd June 2006

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-6pm
Vernissage: Friday, 28th April, 6 p.m.

The Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert (* 1960, Hollstadt) has been addressing the contemporary version of veneration of devo- tional objects for years. This time, taking the title (ego sum via), he explores the modern resurgence of Christian symbolism. (I am the way, the truth and the life[14,6]. I am the vine and you are the grapes[15,1]) is a montage bringing together a ghetto blaster and John the Evangelist. The ironic re-staging with a gaudy yellow industrial varnish finish is apparently rooted in the notion of combining elements that actually do not belong together at all. Pop encounters the figure of the saint to make cultural processes of displacement visible through the yellow overmarking. Rappers are today’s street preachers, John the Evangelist the first such figure in Christian cultural history.

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© Hans Hemmert
(Ich bin der Weg, die Wahrheit und das Leben (14,6). Ich bin der Weinstock und ihr seid die Reben (15,1)),2005
Fiberglas, finish
80 cm x 90 cmx 45 cm

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