Beteiligte(r) Künstler*in(nen): Patrick Alston, Paula Baader, Mia Chaplin, Pius Fox, Lucas Kaiser, Tahir Karmali, Maximiliano Leon, Yolanda Mazwana, Frank Moll, Franziska Reinbothe, Laura Sachs, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Isaac Zavale
In times of lockdowns where institutions and museums stay closed, but galleries remain open, galleries take on the responsibility of keeping the discussion and dialogue open in order to remain a place of culture. “If Yesterday Was tomorrow What Is Today” presents positions with notes on contemplation in Minimalism, Neo Expressionism, Drawing and figurative Painting. The themes are centered on the scenarios of solitude, phobia, of desire and radical doubt in the artist’s studio. The disruption that societies experience in a pandemic, in systematic faults of truth and facts, in fractured cracks of time, in the form of materiality, through state power, it rises in movements, it oscillates between impatience, silence and inquietude in transitional times. When meanings are inconstant, yet remain the same, time eludes its expediency.
“If Yesterday Was tomorrow What Is Today” presents a generation of artists who grew up with the internet, in a constant state of ecological crisis and debate about immigration. On historical acts of displacement and trauma, opposed with the potency of isolation and of inherent instability in interconnected worlds, we see the need for new ways to construct visual archives and artistic production.