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Tendencies 2021

Tendencies 2021

The digital archive project tendencies continuously maps and documents the artistic work based on the graduate work at the HGB.

About the concept:
All the works of the HGB graduates are arranged on a map. Six tendencies are displayed in color: solid, soft, dense, open, dynamic, static. Each graduate has chosen none, only one or several of these six different attributions for their own final project, e.g. with regard to the content and/or the materiality of their own work, and/or completely different aspects (e.g. how does my work feel to me?). In this way, the creators make attributions of the artistic/creative works interpretable in different ways and give all artists* the opportunity to find an individual meaning for their own work. The concept of Carla Selva Matthes and Christine Pascoe thus proposes a more open restructuring of organizational systems, in contrast to the subdivision into subject classes or media, towards an associative representation that searches for a "common ground" between disciplines. The Venn diagram represents all possible relations of the zones represented. The cross-disciplinary and cross-class terms create new neighborhoods and affinities of individual works to each other and, taken as a whole, may shed light on tendencies that characterise one or more years.

Idea: Ilse Lafer, director of the HGB Gallery
Concept and webdesign: Carla Selva Matthes (carlaselva.com), Ris Pascoe (pascoe.xyz)
Implemetation: Lukas Siemoneit (lsiemoneit.de)