Florian Auer

12 Oct 2013 - 26 Jan 2014

© Florian Auer
Not Yet Titled (Leap Frog) 2012
courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
© Florian Auer
Not Yet Titled (sky) 2013, courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Casino Noir
12 October 2013 - 26 January 2014

Traditionally earmarked for young talent, the KunstNu room is occupied this time by an installation custom-made by the German artist Florian Auer (°1984, Augsburg).

Florian Auer may be a member of the 'digital natives' generation but he is keenly interested in the 1980s, a time he believes that for the first time produced the kind of environment in which the prevailing aesthetic value, culture, technology and mentality allowed success to be achieved on the basis of nothing, irrespective of origins or social circumstances. 'Casino Noir' offers an ironic commentary on the decadent nature of the marketing culture that arose during the 1980s: whenever an individual personality gets lost in an extreme form of 'branding', it actually moves in the opposite direction to attain complete and utter anonymity.

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