Form, Class & Beauty
Our image-based reality lays the ground and provides the necessary input for the mixed media works that compose the exhibition Form, Class & Beauty. Through a diverse repertoire of appropriation strategies, public images are shifted into new contexts of meaning, which block themselves against obvious associations. The fusion of photography with text, algorithms, painting, and object leads to various combinations and opens up alternative perspectives on familiar representations.
Those are above all stereotypical representations of beauty, status, gender, etc… that dominate our urban and social environments (online and offline). They manifest cultural codes that set the bar of ideal existence in a system. Everything that cannot be seen in the general canon of images is also socially marginalized.
The artistic rearrangement of the fragments of our visual culture is staged here in what can be understood as aesthetically seductive assemblages - however, it does not exclude a critical examination of its impact.