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Braunschweig: Fudakowski, Stalvs&Tatars
September 12, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Open House – A Group Show on Hospitality
among the artists: Kasia Fudakowski, Slavs&Tatars
till 22 November 2015
It seems only natural that an exhibition in the Villa Salve Hospes (Latin: greetings to the guest) should be dedicated to hospitality as a phenomenon of social, cultural, and political life. In this first group show since 2007, eleven artists will comment on hospitality.
OPEN HOUSE stresses a characteristic process of the art world, which addresses the notion of invitation on several levels: first to participation in the exhibition, then to the opening of the show, later to the supporting program – and, very importantly, to personal involve-ment with the subject. In this respect OPEN HOUSE is intended as an invitation to artists and public alike to engage in questions of what it means to be a guest or a host and to deal with the specific perspectives and contexts that result from this difference. The many facets of hospitality unfold between the walls of hotel rooms, in linguistic differences and the bridging of gaps, and in the traces that the guest leaves behind, and they connect to exile, colonialism, and refugee policy. Hospitality – inherently conditional and always self-contradictory – will be shown in its ambivalence between a warm welcome and the tension between host and guest.
Bianca Baldi (*1985, Johannesburg, ZA), Yael Bartana (*1970, Kfar-Yehezkel, IL), Kasia Fudakowski (*1985, London, GB), Peles Empire (Katharina Stöver, *1982, Gießen, DE and Barbara Wolff, *1980, Fogaras, RO), Philipp Grünewald (*1989, Frankfurt /Main, DE), Sven Johne (*1976, Bergen on Rügen, DE), Thomas and Renée Rapedius (*1975 and 1973, Lower Saxony, DE), Ani Schulze (*1982, Frankenberg, DE), Slavs and Tatars (founded in Eurasia in 2006), Florian Slotawa (*1972, Rosenheim, DE), Heimo Zobernig (*1958 Mauthen, AT)