KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art

Routinised Absurdity

30 Sep 2018 - 03 Feb 2019

Routinised Absurdity, Exhibition View , Maschinenhaus M1, Photo: Jens Ziehe, 2018
Louis De Belle, Juno Calypso, Brooke DiDonato, Christoph Grill, Aleksey Kondratyev, Elisa Larvego, Sandra Lazzarini, Pierrick Sorin, Sebastian Stumpf, Ben Zank
30 September 2018 – 3 February 2019

Curated by Hanna Dölle, Katherina Perlongo, and Annika Turkowski, CUCO – curatorial concepts berlin e.V. (Guest curators)

The thematic exhibition Routinised Absurdity presents works by ten international contemporary photographers who deal in different ways with daily routines and surprising breaks in them. Although the settings of the pictures seem familiar, viewers are simultaneously confronted with the unexpected and inexplicable. The highly narrative photographs not only show the absurdity inherent in mechanised behaviours, but also raise questions about the state of a performance-oriented society in which efficient action is paramount. The downsides of the constant functioning of each individual are also examined—fatigue, overwork, and collapse.

The exhibition takes place as part of Berlin Art Week (26 – 30 September 2018).