Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Kritische Komplizenschaft / Critical Complicity

11 Nov - 18 Dec 2010

Opening: Wednesday, November 10, 7 pm

Alterazionivideo, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Dexter Sinister, Hans Haacke, Emma Hedditch, Laura Horelli & Gerhard Friedl, Kuratorisk Aktion, Felipe Mujica in collaboration with Juan Céspedes, Cristóbal Lehyt, José Luis Villablanca and Johanna Unzuetaena, Olaf Nicolai, Ahmet Ögüt, Tanja Ostojic, Apolonija Sustersic, The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Curators: Lisa Mazza, Julia Moritz

Complicity is a micro-community alliance that operates on the periphery of established ordering systems. Its critical potential emerges from the multitude of subversive modi operandi in the grey zone of deceitful agreements. Artists, curators, critics, consumers... the vast number of possible positions complicates collectivity and multiplies the contradictions of complicity. Five facets of alternative artistic thinking and method inform the concept of Critical Complicity / Kritische Komplizenschaft: The transitions from macro to micro-community; the field of tension between legal/illegal; affect and seduction; the moment of interdependency; and the employment of tactical media. However, only the interconnection of these fields amongst each other can do justice to the complexity of critical complicity. Thus, what the participants in this exhibition have in common is the concern to deconstruct the singular.

Tags: Juan Céspedes, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Hans Haacke, Bruce High, Laura Horelli, Felipe Mujica, Olaf Nicolai, Ahmet Ögüt, Tanja Ostojic, Sabine Bitter / Helmut Weber