Hier ist dort 2, Lisa Milroy, Flowers, 2000, Installation view, Secession 2002, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Hier ist dort 2

Tim Gardner, Ellen Harvey, Hildegard Joos, Michael Krebber, Marko Lulic, Lisa Milroy, Katrin Plavcak, Melanie Smith, Andreas Siekmann, Esther Stocker, Amelie von Wulffen

Kuratiert von Anna Meyer

February 14 – April 14, 2002

The group exhibition Hier ist Dort 2 uses the example of painting to discuss processes of visualization in between reality and abstraction in a society marked by media. Rather than seeking to assume one of these extreme stances or delimit a space, the artistic practices involved attempt to semantically imbue the path of visualization. This path between places—between here and there, between the viewers, social structures and the picture, between reality and abstraction—often remains one that is merely sketched. The works thus underscore the impossibility of occupying a place, while simultaneously emphasizing the intention of understanding picture production as not being a replica of a reality. The term place is to be read in a multifaceted way, whether it is spatially, philosophically, poetically, abstractly, politically or methodically.