the rise of no revolt – Konstantin Bayer in Solo
As an artist, at some point, one has to be clear about the lengths to which one‘s personal policy is formulated as regarding political, social and global themes. Possibilities can always be found in more or less radical statements.
Some artists, however, are more radical in their approach than can be seen from an external point of view. Many times, works are only the most superficial layer of wildly branching chains of thought. Of course it needs to be said that artistic works are often reduced to the point that the inherent criticism silently rises to the surface. the rise of no revolt consciously plays with this subtlety. As a result of intervention from industrial lobbies, common customs or the fear of the new, it can be difficult for innovations to find the application they might deserve. To put it mildly, it seems that more often than not it is not quite the time for all of these developments to be reasonably applied. Konstantin Bayer seems to seek to fan the flames of attention and courage. Clarification and sensitization are important aspects of artistic work. Whether Konstantin Bayer is able to achieve these goals that he has set for himself is something that remains to be seen. So we should wait eagerly and observe his workings.Although the “better person” may not find himself or herself in the application of these ideals, it is clear that he or she is not an exception.
Circumstances require consequences. Falling down demands standing up; an innovation expects application with the prospect of improving the situation. Together, everyone bears the responsibility for the totality. For Konstantin Bayer, the objective is not only to come in contact with people, to initiate communication with them and to create a place for free expression and confrontation, but also to create zones of freedom for the interventions of third parties. Every guest takes on this last role.
The exhibition with photographic, installative and object-based works is the beginning of an artistic and curatorial residency and will be spontaneously and regularly developed over the course of his stay. New artistic works will be integrated in the exhibition in order to reflect upon current events from an artistic perspective. Although the length of his stay in this space is not certain, the opening is: The 29th of May, 2010 at 6pm.