Reproduction (Coins = Smile = Food = Cry)
The present exhibition features a series of three framed photographs. The first depicts Max Mayer alongside his family members—Stephanie Mayer, Hans Mayer, and Marie Mayer—in one of the storage facilities of Galerie Hans Mayer. The second photograph depicts Max Mayer alongside artists Tobias Hohn & Stanton Taylor at the storage facility of Galerie Max Mayer. The third shows Max Mayer and the staff of Galerie Max Mayer, Gloria Hasnay and Nicole Trzeja, in the gallery office. These photographs are accompanied by three reproductions of artworks shown at Galerie Max Mayer which have been adjusted to suit the gallery’s interior. The first is a reproduction of Alex Grey by artist duo Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, shown at the gallery exhibition Leisure Time Future: The Rattlesnake (2016). The sculpture consists of a mannequin in Telegrau 4 wearing a sweater with a Keith Haring motif reimagined by the artists on the basis of a Keith Haring sweater Max Mayer once received as a present from his father. The second is a reproduction of a reproduction of Encore & Encore by Catherine Christer Hennix shown at the gallery exhibition Okey Dokey II: Catherine Christer Hennix (2018), which was based on Lacan’s Seminar XX or Encore—On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge. The third reproduction is based on Claudia Kugler’s carpet work en shown at the gallery exhibition Claudia Kugler - JA (2015). Kugler has since then ceased to collaborate with the gallery. Furthermore, the exhibition also features What Do They Eat?, a collage based on collection letters as well the sitespecific mural 5 Seconds, 5 Seconds in Telegrau 4. The total production cost for this exhibition is approximately 2518,17€ so far. Galerie Max Mayer will cover 50% of the production costs; Tobias Hohn & Stanton Taylor will cover 25% each. Galerie Max Mayer will receive 50% of the proceeds from all sales; Tobias Hohn & Stanton Taylor will receive 25% each. These are, it seems, normal conditions. All unsold works will go to the storage facility of Galerie Max Mayer until they are sold or exhibited again. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery staff.