The Kabinett in the Zentralwerk shows works by Thomas Behling:
"Many of my artworks resemble unusual attic-finds. We have seen something like this before, but then again, perhaps maybe not. I use this aesthetic, this image world from yesterday, because I believe far more of our current world view is hidden there, then we are conscious of and then we’d like to admit. In my works, I conceal much of what is eagerly seen, and show how we see. Through concealing, I reveal what images, ideas and judgements we carry within us. When, for example, I think of the looming climate collapse, I see that we should act immediately and consequentially. But we cling to our familiar thought patterns and modes of behaviour with astonishing stubbornness.
In my art, I visualise a step back, to gain new perspectives on familiar concepts and to ask where we stand right now. I also use this aesthetic to make the now history and put it into a larger timeframe, because our current problems are set in a historical context and I seek this in order to find the spirit and vision for a future, which will hopefully be better than what present developments lead us to fear."
2.9. – 19.9.2021
Finissage: 19.9., 7 pm
Riesaer Str. 32
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