The job of being an artist is characterized by extreme class differences. Poverty and social background are usually either fetishized – or not mentioned at all. The lived reality of artists is defined by less glamourous, non-public sides of the art business – by precarious conditions of production and financial dependency.
The exhibition project examines these complex interrelationships and the often resulting contradictions: both in the choice of works on show and in the accompanying program of discursive events.
Douglas Boatwright, Verena Brakonier/Greta Granderath/Jivan Frenster, Vlad Brăteanu, Hannah Höch, Liang Luscombe, Verena Pfisterer, Jelka Plate, Margret Steenblock und Clara Rosa, Hito Steyerl/Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze/Miloš Trakilović, a.o.
nGbK project group:
Frauke Boggasch, Silke Nowak, Anna Schapiro, Anna-Lena Wenzel, Norbert Witzgall
The project is a cooperation of the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK) and the Berlinische Galerie.