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After facts — Pudding Explosion rearticulated

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Thomas Baldischwyler, Thomas Bayrle, Max Eulitz, Zac Langdon-Pole, Anna McCarthy, Luzie Meyer, Jennifer Lyn Morone, Peter Roehr, Alex Turgeon, Jasmin Werner curated by the students of the Curatorial Studies Master‘s program at the Goethe-University Frankfurt and the Staatlichen Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule.

Where is the line between opinion and fact? When does an object become information? And when in this process does it transform into a fetish? What is the validity of these divisions in the light of social media and algorithmically generated purchase recommendations? Using the dispositions of an exhibition, After facts would like to pursue and complexify these questions and at the same time show alternative forms of knowledge production and commodity culture.

The impetus of the exhibition has been the headshop Pudding Explosion, which was initiated in 1968 by the conceptual artist Peter Roehr (1944–68) together with his later gallerist Paul Maenz in the heart of Frankfurt. The goods assortment ranged from pop culture committed items, such as music and band buttons, to international newspapers and Maoist manifestos, providing youth and counterculture with identity-confirming objects, information and opinions. Against the backdrop of the growing importance of digital space, After facts is devoted to an updating of these subject areas.

A project initiated by the Master program Curatorial Studies, the exhibition materialises as a display of ten positions of international artists in a former pharmacy in Frankfurt Westend. Their work, among them five new productions, approach the mechanisms of information and merchandise exchange in the digital and post-factual age from different angles.

 

 

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Installation view
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Jennifer Lyn Morone, JLMTM Inc Lure/Repel, 2016 perfume bottles, video infomercial and commercial, 4’50’’
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Jennifer Lyn Morone, JLMTM Inc Lure/Repel, 2016 perfume bottles, video infomercial and commercial, 4’50’’
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Jennifer Lyn Morone, JLMTM Inc Lure/Repel, 2016 perfume bottles, video infomercial and commercial, 4’50’’
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Zac Langdon-Pole, Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea Apoda), 2015 re-prepared taxidermy Greater bird-of-paradise, plastic container
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Installation view
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Thomas Bayrle, Ochsen, 1967/1997 wallpaper, silkscreen on paper, dimension variable; Max Eulitz, Water Flower Pots, 2016 water, waterplants, epoxy resin
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Max Eulitz, Water Flower Pots, 2016 water, waterplants, epoxy resin
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Thomas Baldischwyler, Castiglioni, Rebhuhn, Maenz, Howl & APC, 2016 mixed material
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Thomas Baldischwyler, Castiglioni, Rebhuhn, Maenz, Howl & APC, 2016 mixed material
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Thomas Baldischwyler, Castiglioni, Rebhuhn, Maenz, Howl & APC, 2016 mixed material
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Installation view
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Installation view
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Jasmin Werner, Ik hou van mijn moije sexy kleren, maar dat beteken niet, dat ik gered ben vor sex (I like my pretty sexy clothes, but that doesn’t mean I am ready for sex), 2016 photography, baryt print, 42 x 28 cm
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Peter Roehr, Film-Montagen I + III, 1965 16mm film with sound, b/w, 6’30’’ Cut Roland Krell; Production Paul Maenz, Inv. Nr. 1991/508 MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
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Peter Roehr, Film-Montagen I + III, 1965 16mm film with sound, b/w, 6’30’’ Cut Roland Krell; Production Paul Maenz, Inv. Nr. 1991/508 MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
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Alex Turgeon, Apotheke Mon Chéri, 2016 sign, rope, lightbulbs, stone
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Alex Turgeon, Apotheke Mon Chéri, 2016 sign, rope, lightbulbs, stone 
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Jasmin Werner, Zur Lindenwirtin, 2016 aluminium, threaded rod, butterfly nut, polyphenylene sulfide
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Jasmin Werner, Zur Lindenwirtin, 2016 aluminium, threaded rod, butterfly nut, polyphenylene sulfide
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Jasmin Werner, Zur Lindenwirtin, 2016 aluminium, threaded rod, butterfly nut, polyphenylene sulfide
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Jasmin Werner, Zur Lindenwirtin, 2016 aluminium, threaded rod, butterfly nut, polyphenylene sulfide
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Anna McCarthy, Bored Rebel in Oberpfaffenhofen, 2009 part of the series How to Start a Revolution, video, sound, colour, 18’

 

All images: © Neven Allgeier

Supporting program:
8th December 2016, 8:00 p.m Performance by Luzie Meyer
18th December 2016, 3:00 p.m. Performance by Luzie Meyer

9th to 18 th December 2016
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 2–7 p.m.
Mendelssohnstraße 56
60325 Frankfurt am Main