NOT SAFE FOR WORK
Nicholas Grafia with a joint contribution by Mikołaj Sobjczak
BNAG (Oliver-Selim Boualam & Lukas Marstaller)
NOT SAFE FOR WORK stages moments of uncertainties, slippages and becoming precarious. The various references overlap in the exhibition in a way that points to similarities, differences, parallels, and intersections and understands them as a starting point for joint artistic action. Hence the exhibition NOT SAFE FOR WORK is developed simultaneously as an unsecured rehearsal, through which the artists Rade Petrasevic, Nicholas Grafia (with a joint contribution by Mikołaj Sobjczak) and BNAG (Oliver-Selim Boualam & Lukas Marstaller) come together for the first time and relate their artistic practices.
The questioning of life and work under the conditions of the pandemic is the reason and occasion to ask about moments of uncertainty in the relationship between bodies and public space, but this low-threshold approach also leads to more far-reaching artistic questions: How does this crisis reconfiguration our understanding of the relationship between exposure, isolation and fragility? How can the resources of the arts be used to address the burning urgency of combating the social oppression of marginalized bodies?
The jointly formulated exhibition seeks to be part of a practical experience that approaches an answer to the question of how collaborative working, artmaking, and exhibiting can proceed under current circumstances.
Invited by Benedikt Seerieder