On the Metaphor of Growth

On the Metaphor of Growth

Kunstverein Hannover / Kunsthaus Baselland / Frankfurter Kunstverein

Peter Buggenhout, “The Blind leading the Blind #35,” 2010.*

May 18, 2011


Kunstverein Hannover (kunstverein-hannover.de)
Until June 26, 2011

Kunsthaus Baselland (kunsthausbaselland.ch)
May 21– July 10, 2011
Opening: May 20, 2011, 7 pm

Frankfurter Kunstverein (fkv.de)
May 27–July 31, 2011
Opening: May 26, 2011, 8 pm

The international exhibition project On the Metaphor of Growth takes place in three parallel exhibitions in the Kunstverein Hannover (April 16–June 26, 2011), the Kunsthaus Baselland (May 21– July 10, 2011) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (May 27–July 31, 2011). It brings together 28 contemporary artistic positions dealing with the concept of growth. The participating artists and groups of artists employ various approaches and media to explore the ambivalence inherent to the metaphor of growth as poised between prosperity and the belief in progress, on the one hand, and transience and renewal, on the other. The works are based on questions relating to biological cycles, the conditions of production and value creation, or confrontations with the ecological impact of an expansive economy.

Each institution realises an exhibition with its own compilation of artists and artworks and with a special program of accompanying events.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Marisa Argentato (IT) & Pasquale Pennacchio (IT), bankleer (DE, Karin Kasböck & Christoph Leitner), Michel Blazy (FR), Max Bottini (CH), Mark Boulos (US), Peter Buggenhout (BE), Armin Chodzinski (DE), Dirk Fleischmann (DE), Sylvie Fleury (CH), Ulrich Gebert (DE), Tue Greenfort (DK), Karl Hans Janke (DE), San Keller (CH), Mindpirates (DE), Sebastian Mundwiler (CH), Dan Peterman (US), Thomas Rentmeister (DE), Reynold Reynolds (CA), Robot (John Miller (US) & Takuji Kogo (JP)) /Aura Rosenberg (US), Mika Rottenberg (AR), Julika Rudelius (DE), Franck Scurti (FR), Ene-Liis Semper (EE), Gerda Steiner (CH) & Jörg Lenzlinger (CH), Superflex (DK, Rasmus Nielsen, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen), Rachel Sussman (US), Lois Weinberger (AT), Andreas Zybach (CH).

CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITIONS: René Zechlin (Director, Kunstverein Hannover) Sabine Schaschl (Director, Kunsthaus Baselland) and Holger Kube Ventura (Director, Frankfurter Kunstverein)
CATALOGUE: A comprehensive catalogue accompanies the exhibition including contributions by Prof. Dr. Hans Christoph Binswanger, Dr. Athanasios Karathanassis, Dr. Holger Kube Ventura, Sabine Schaschl, Prof. Dr. Bernhard H. F. Taureck, and René Zechlin, published by Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel.
MADE POSSIBLE AND FUNDED BY: German Federal Cultural Foundation

Kunstverein Hannover: Tues–Sat: 12 am–7 pm, Sun: 11 am–7 pm
Kunsthaus Baselland: Tues, Thurs–Sun: 11 am–5 pm, Wed: 2–8 pm
Frankfurter Kunstverein: Tues, Thurs and Fri: 11 am–7 pm, Wed: 11 am–9 pm, Sat|Sun: 10 am–7 pm

PRESS CONTACT HANOVER: Catharina Rahlff-Mackeprang, phone: +49.511.1699278-12, fax: +49.511.1699278-278, email: presse@kunstverein-hannover.de
PRESS CONTACT BASEL: Margrit Schmid, phone: +41.61.312 83 88, fax: +41.61.312 83 89, email: office@kunsthausbaselland.ch
PRESS CONTACT FRANKFURT: Julia Wittwer, Stefanie Spiegelhalder, phone: +49.69.219314-30/-40, fax: +49.69.219314-11, email: presse@fkv.de

*Image above:
Courtesy the artist and Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf / Berlin.

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