SOLO: Dies ist keine Parkbank at KDK Offspace Deichtorhallen
With the exhibition "Dies ist kein Parkbank" ("This is not a park bench"), the artist uses prints to refer to the contemporary phenomenon of constantly commuting between several places. She describes her works as snapshots of traveling, moving on, and fleeing. Memories and inner pictures form the context of fixed and blurred contours, figures and poetry on fabric and paper.
Being not tied to one place demands inventiveness, because the processes of classical printing techniques are rather inflexible and heavy printing presses are not always accessible. In addition to linoleum printing, Valerie Ludwig therefore uses intensive purple-blue matrix paper and thus tries to give form to spontaneous expression by means of her preferred technique. Titles such as "Rauchkultur seit 1887" ("Smoking Culture since 1887") or "Signal kommt" ("Signal Comes") are reminiscent of snatched-up travel experiences that define junctions such as train stations and make up the journey.
GROUP: Mann fällt in Loch, weil er denkt es sei Kunst at Kraftwerk Bille
Art no longer necessarily has to spring from an outstanding craftsmanship. Everyday objects and materials such as Duchamp's urinal, Beuys' fat and felt, but also abstract, expressive images such as those by Jackson Pollock, have long formed the exhibition context. Many people do not understand this. "Why is that art?" and "Can't I do that too?". These are often heard questions. Although classical art underwent a transformation over 100 years ago, the general understanding of art still seems diffuse. Where does art begin? When does she stop? How can it be given an accessible context? The exhibition "Man falls into a hole because he thinks it's art" invites its visitors to rethink their own understanding of art. It provides questions and answers.
GROUP: Bons Produtos Elementares, Oel-Frueh gallery at mà arte