Submission
Belia Brückner, Merle Dammhayn, Nina Emge, Franziska König, Anna Regner, Laura Stellacci

K I N G K O N G 2 0 2 0

The show presents installations, performances, sound and video works to open a dialogue about paternalistic infantilization, validity, legal and official paternalism, narrative identities and their forms of expression


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Merle Dammhayn, »Ein Gespenst geht um«, 2020, installation with electronic sculpture & ceramic elements & shed snake skin & lay turf & bead chains & soundscape & light tubes & fog & a book, approx. 5x7 meters
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Merle Dammhayn, »Ein Gespenst geht um« (detail), 2020, installation with electronic sculpture & ceramic elements & shed snake skin & lay turf & bead chains & soundscape & light tubes & fog & a book, approx. 5x7 meters
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Nina Emge, La Tortura / La Tortura II, 2020, porcelaine, ceramic pencil, carpet, approx. 1 x 2 m
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Anna Regner, A place to(o) gorge(ous), 2020, 5 drawings & bread, variable dimensions
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Belia Brückner, »(Früher) hätte mann…«, 2020, 4 channel audio installation, bench, variable dimensions
Anna Regner & Franziska König, Equestrian Portrait, 2019, paraffin & wick, various dimensions & Laura Stellacci, How is your leg?, 2020, knitted soft sculpture of fluorescent yarn & clothesline & two clothes pegs & candy, approx. 70 x 30 cm
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Anna Regner, Franziska König, Merle Dammhayn & Belia Brückner, Namen der Landesinnenminister*innen von 1990 –2020 »The trouble with the loyalty to a cause is that the cause will always betray you«, 2020, graphic, approx. 2 x 3 m

»…for the ugly ones: for the old hags, the dykes, the frigid, the unfucked, the unfuckables, the neurotics, the psychos, for all those girls who don’t get a look in the universal market of the consumable chick. I’m making no excuses for myself. I’m not complaining. I would never swap places, […]« [Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory]

K I N G K O N G 2 0 2 0 presents installations, performances, sound and video works to open a dialogue about paternalistic infantilization, validity, legal and official paternalism, narrative identities and their forms of expression. The works of Laura Stellacci, Anna Regner, Franziska König, Nina Emge, Merle Dammhayn & Belia Brückner are looking through the mirror of the past, reflecting categories and patterns of biases, social evils and domestication grounded in paternalism. Their stories of truth and fiction, of observations and memories, invite for discourse and to create alternative narratives.