Noah Evenius, Max Johnson, Gerrit Brocks, Nelly Nakahara, Deva Schubert
Curated by Markus Lepper opening hours:
Dienstags-Sonntags, jeweils von 10:00-17:00 Uhr Venue:
AMAG Areal Markelius Abteil für Gegenwart (KiZ, Kongresshalle)
Südanlage 3a (Eingang über den japanischen Garten/Löberstraße)
Hessische Kulturstiftung, Kulturamt der Stadt Gießen
What are memories tied to and how can they be preserved? How do personal narrative strands interweave with those of a place and what happens when a direct inscription is attempted?
For the duration of the exhibition, the group of artists has given the KiZ in the Congress Hall Giessen a new name with AMAG (Areal Markelius - Abteil für Gegenwart). Through various artistic works, a performance and a publication, the exhibition venue in the building complex designed in 1961 by Swedish architect Sven Markelius becomes a space between archive and construction site.
Several Ours: Rewriting Cracks is a project that deals with moments of inscription and forms of remembering. The artists understand inscriptions as perceptible traces on the surfaces of their surroundings. These traces, in turn, refer to the past and can be scratches, wear and tear, or other signs of use that evoke memories and certain feelings. These inscriptions also include cracks as a permanent reference to what has passed. But when these cracks lose their connections to the past, they become empty spaces that can be filled. The focus of the exhibition is on the one hand on the connections that become visible when the existing traces are sorted out and combined, and on the other hand on the gaps that give space to other narratives.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with texts by Eliza Penth, Leni Pohl, Lennart Holst, Markus Lepper, Max Johnson, Noah Evenius and Tom Jan Putz.
Opening: September 09 19:00
Performance: September 16 19:00
Book Release: October 27th 18:00 hrs