Kerstin Engholm Galerie

 Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

 

curated by_Christoph Doswald

Kerstin Engholm Galerie

 

Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy

The aestheticication of the everyday world through advertising and mass media, seen most recently in the digital photo industry, has successively increased since the invention of printing technology, having developed a virtually intolerable dominance in the present era. As a result, the human subject is immersed in a state of perpetual comparison of imagery – gauging the distance between mediatic standards and the actual picture of reality.

Fathoming these discrepancies is a focal aim of the artwork of Tanja Roscic, Tatjana Trouvé, Daniele Buetti, Hanspeter Hofmann und Björn Dahlem, who have developed distinct cosmological systems, indeed, veritable counter-realities. Discourse on surfaces and aesthetics have long pushed forth into dimensions of everyday life and science, into dimensions that fundamentally challenge the integrity of the individual. Genetic manipulation, surgical interventions, Pharmaceutical research, or new forms of nourishment have been conceived with the objective of helping people attain heightened beauty or enhanced performance. In view of these developments, the exhibition negotiates issues of deficiency and abundance in the framework of aesthetic and normative social concepts.

Christoph Doswald

 

Works by
Daniele Buetti
Björn Dahlem
Hanspeter Hofmann
Tanja Roscic
Tatjana Trouvé 
 
 Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

 Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

 Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie

Exhibition View, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Cosmology, Aesthetics, and Anthropy, curated by_John Christoph Doswald, 2012, Photo: Kerstin Engholm Galerie


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