Submission
Group Show

Means of Escape

Carolin Eidner, Irina Gheorghe, Susie Green, Franz Jyrch, Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu, Daniel Sinsel, Rene Spitzer, Kristin Wenzel


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Exhibition view, Susie Green 'Susie's Party', 2021, selected watercolours on paper
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Exhibition view, Carolin Eidner (on the left), 'Sister's Ape Lack', three pieces on the wall, each pigmented plaster on wood, styrofoam ; Susie Green (on the right), 'Susie's Party' (detail), 2021
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Exhibition view, Franz Jyrch (on the left side) 'Whoop
', 2012
, oil on canvas; 'Kanister', 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, plastic; Daniel Sinsel (on the right side), 'Untitled', 2019, Oil on woven linen, hazelnut shells, Courtesy Daniel Sinsel & Office Baroque, Antwerpen
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Exhibition view, Franz Jyrch, 'Whoop
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, oil on canvas; 'Kanister', 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, plastic, Courtesy Franz Jyrch & VG Bild-Kunst
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Exhibition view, Kristin Wenzel (in the front), 'How to make a rainbow`, 2018, mixed media installation, Courtesy Kristin Wenzel & VG Bild-Kunst, René Spitzer
, 'De-extinction DKPL2', 
2021
 and 'Sunset Ah Ah', 2021, both watercolour on paper
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Exhibition view, Irina Gheorghe, 'Methods for the Study of What Is Not There', mixed media installation (tape on wall, photography, paint, dimensions variable)
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Irina Gheorghe, Preliminary Remarks on the Study of What Is Not There', Performance
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Exhibition view, Irina Gheorghe, 'Methods for the Study of What Is Not There', mixed media installation (tape on wall, photography, paint, dimensions variable); René Spitzer (on the right side)
, 'De-extinction DKPL2', 
2021
 and 'Sunset Ah Ah', 2021, both watercolour on paper
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Daniel Sinsel, 'Untitled', 2019, Oil on woven linen, hazelnut shells, Courtesy Daniel Sinsel & Office Baroque, Antwerpen
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Susie Green 'Susie's Party', 2021, selected watercolours on paper
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Exhibition view, Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu (downstairs) Plague Dogs, 2015, 21’33’’, full HD two-channel video, sound; Daniel Sinsel, 'Untitled', 2019, Oil on woven linen, hazelnut shells, Courtesy Daniel Sinsel & Office Baroque, Antwerpen
Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu, Plague Dogs (film still), 2015, 21’33’’, full HD two-channel video, sound
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René Spitzer
,'De-extinction DKPL2', 2021, watercolour on paper
Franz Jyrch, 'Kanister', 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, plastic, Courtesy Franz Jyrch & VG Bild-Kunst
Franz Jyrch, 'Kanister' (detail), 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, plastic, Courtesy Franz Jyrch & VG Bild-Kunst

Kunsthaus Erfurt
MEANS OF ESCAPE

A group exhibition curated by Kristin Wenzel

The exhibition takes up the idea of Konkrete Utopie (Concrete Utopia), a term coined by the philosopher Ernst Bloch, who considers utopia as a real opportunity to change society. Bloch subverts the fact that a utopia is always inherently unrealizable through the use of the adjective “concrete.”

If Konkrete Utopie represents a process of realization for Bloch, then art can be viewed as a concrete utopian practice and artistic action as a seismograph of social processes.

Through performance, painting, installation, drawing, sculpture, and film, the participating artists grant us insights into a daydream that—alongside wishes, reveries, and longings—succeeds in articulating a conception of the future that can teach us how to hope.