JOKES ON PAINTINGS
curated by Sebastian Haslauer
13. April – 1. Mai 2017
Schau Fenster - Lobeckstraße 30-35, 10969 Berlin
Opening: 13.04.2017 at 7 pm Duration: 13.04.2017 - 01.05.2017 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3 - 6 pm
The group exhibition "Jokes On Paintings" is curated by Sebastian Haslauer and Lisa Müheisen. It deals with the humor potentials of contemporary painting.
Precisely because the criteria for comedy are highly subjective, "Jokes On Paintings" is concerned with making a flow of contemporary painting visible, which is intensively concerned with a definition of this category within painting itself. The focus is not the humorous gesture, which refers to its fall height from the aura of a tradition characterized by seriousness. Rather, it is a direct confrontation with painting, in which the joke is judged on the basis of current tendencies as well as the maliciousness and depth of humoristic formats apart from art. In this consequence, the potential of laughter does not function as a catalyst for the removal of abysses, but as an essential component of the actual screen.
The work of Thomas Baldischwyler, Cornelia Baltes, Fritz Bornstück, Fabian Fobbe, Sebastian Haslauer, Bert Huyghe, Stefan Marx, Lisa Mühlenisen, Lawrence Power, Matthieu Ronsse, Martin Skauen, Anne Vagt, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk and Georg Weissbach.