Laura Lima, "Fumoir (cigars)", 2009 Laura Lima

Information takes jungle-like proportions in group show

(Düsseldorf, Germany)

Jonathas de Andrade and Laura Lima are some of the artists who participate in “Welcome to the Jungle”, which opens at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf this Saturday, March 3rd. The exhibition assembles works that discuss, often with humour, the problems and paradoxes faced when trying to do the right thing in a time when the density of information takes on jungle-like proportions.

The video installations, performances and site-specific works on view are, however, less interested in suggesting a concrete path for change than in exploring, in depth, the dilemmas of this particular “jungle”, encouraging visitors to find by themselves new (be them poetic or absurd) answers to the ultimate question: “How do I want to live?”

The artists who were in­vit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the ex­hi­bi­tion are dis­tin­guished by the fact that they use their own spe­cif­ic ap­proach to me­dia to cre­ate cap­ti­vat­ing pic­tures and sto­ries that are per­sua­sive due to their choice of themes and their aes­thet­ics. Many of the se­lect­ed works deal with con­crete sit­u­a­tions and de­vel­op­ments that they ob­serve and in which they (aes­thet­i­cal­ly) in­ter­vene. Be­yond a pure­ly doc­u­men­tary ap­proach and at­ti­tude of en­light­en­ment, the works deal with the strate­gies of the doc­u­men­tary and ul­ti­mate­ly al­so the unattain­abil­i­ty of the one sole truth or the one right path. See some of the works on view:

“Welcome to the Jungle”, group show
Curated by Jasmina Merz and Anna Lena Seiser
On view from March 3rd through May 21st, 2018

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