Auf eigene Gefahr/ At Your Own Risk

Auf eigene Gefahr/ At Your Own Risk
Author: Markus Heinzelmann and Martina Weinhart (eds.)
Publisher: SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Language: German/English
Pages: 320
Size: 25x 17 cm
Weight: 960 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9793936919011
Availability: In stock
Price: €30.00
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“Calcu­lated” risks seem to be one of the crucial values of expe­ri­ence in today’s Western society, which culti­vates such leisure time rituals like bungee jumping, paragliding, and other extreme sports. Against the back­drop of this risk culture, the exhi­bi­tion “At Your Own Risk” high­lights a partic­ular form of art which, having emerged in the 1990s, exam­ines the part of the viewer turned user.

Artists such as Carsten Höller, gelatin, Christoph Büchel, Jeppe Hein, Ana Maria Tavares, and the Crit­ical Art Ensemble create constel­la­tions that are attrac­tive enough to make the visi­tors abandon their passive consumer atti­tude. Incen­tives may either be an extra­or­di­nary expe­ri­ence such as crossing rooms full of fog or exploring myste­rious labyrinths or be connected with a playful situ­a­tion or expected find­ings. In coop­er­a­tion with the Siemens Arts Program.