Ripe time - between departure and nightmare
June 28 - September 12, 2020
In a playful and irritating way, the eight artists in this exhibition create and comment on their own interior views of departure, questioning and participation.
The range of works from the fields of painting, sculpture, video, performance and photography provides surprising and sometimes contradicting insights into the mental states and ways in which young people come to terms with life. They are about crises, narcissism, confrontation with physicality, insecurity, rebellion and fatalism in an increasingly insecure present.
I will stay young, youthful and alive as long as possible! My life doesn't end as long as I stay creative! Between this often hardly realizable, high self-claim and their often failing redeemability due to the circumstances, young people in particular can existentially despair - or, in the case of artistic productions, transform this situation into something future, critical, deviant. While hundreds of thousands of adolescents in Germany and large parts of Europe are increasingly politicizing themselves at Fridays for Future and thus demonstrating a maturity that is surprising for many adults, tendencies of extreme uncertainty have not only been observed among young people since Corona at the latest. The range of emotional sensitivities of the “young generation” in particular is shaped by permanent self-observation on Snapchat, Instagram or Youtube.
Nevin Aladag * 1972 Van / Turkey
works in the medium of installation and performance and lives in Berlin
Her work is about self-determination, role reversal, external perception and multiple perspectives. (cited after: Sabine Maria Schmidt, Kunstforum 262)
Marco Castillo * 1971
Lives and works as in Havana and Madrid
“In a way, I want to transfer the viewer to the role of the person concerned, in order to make him aware of the profound damage that extremist and stigmatizing opinions cause in people.” - Marco Castillo, in “Greetings from Havana, Contemporary Cuban Art in an International Context.
Monica Czosnowska * 1977 Stettin / Poland
The two portraits come from Monika Czosnowska's series "Portrait" (since 2005)
Clemens Krauss, * 1979 in Vienna
lives in Berlin and works in painting, installation and video. * 1979 in Vienna, lives in Berlin and works in painting, installation and video.
“Self-portrait as a child” (2017) was created using “20 photos of me between the ages of 11 and 13” (CK) and tries to capture memories of the emotional world of one's own childhood in a hyper-realistic body structure.
Simone Lucas * 1973 in Neuss
lives and works as a painter in Düsseldorf
“Depth” contrasts a seemingly lost figure on a springboard with flat color fields - is the fear of jumping perhaps also an image of the desire to enter the unknown, painted world of art?
Carlos Martiel * 1989 Havana / Cuba
lives and works in the medium of installation and performance in New York
Whether this painful act is a rebellion by the artist against the revolutionary willingness to make sacrifices demanded by the state or an attempt to approach the oversized father figure remains open.
Britta Thie * 1987 Minden
lives and works as an artist, model and actress in Berlin
The expansive piece of furniture that the artist designed as an oasis with digital resources for a young audience is correspondingly cool.
Tobias Zielony * 1973
lives as an artist, filmmaker and photographer in Berlin
In his new “Golden Series” (2018), Zielony continues his work on underground culture in post-Soviet societies in the Latvian capital Riga. The protagonists in Zielony's pictures use fashion, piercing, tattoos and graffiti to rewrite intimate and shared identities.
Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture
Duties of the foundation are the promotion of research and teaching, education, art and culture as well as international understanding. The foundation realizes its projects in particular in connection with the University of Osnabrück and the University of Osnabrück. Artistic and cultural events are primarily supported in the Osnabrück region and should have an international connection.