Exhibition opening

Displaced Fractures - Über die Bruchlinien in Architekturen und ihren Körpern

10.12.2010, 18:00


Phyllida Barlow - Tacita Dean - Emilie Ding - Klara Lidén - Ulrich Rückriem - Kilian Rüthemann - Oscar Tuazon - Klaus Winichner


Art has always been the sensorium of the fragile, brittle and porous of the human. In this group exhibition, however, human fracture lines are not treated directly in terms of the human body, but instead by using architecture as a surrogate. The fractures and interfaces of buildings form metaphors for the breaks in human existence. The term “Displaced Fractures” derives from the medical world, and describes a phenomenon whereby bone fractures reveal themselves in other places than the major stress site. The term “displacement” is also used in psychology. In the new spaces of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst, installations, spatial interventions and sculptures working with the displacement of symptoms are given prominence. What dominates here is the area of tension between the refusal of form and monumental creations, between subjective and formal, rational gestures.


Curated by Heike Munder (migros museum für gegenwartskunst) and Thomas D. Trummer (Siemens Stiftung)


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