Since the mid-60s the work of artist groups has been marked by subversive political statements, appropriations of works and forms from high and popular culture as well as a radical treatment of the idea of the collective. In the following years these strategies have been extended by single artists with interventionist or performative elements without losing a subtle political context.
Many artist groups share a lengthy experience of working together. They have developed a specific language, in which individual powers are transformed into a collective entity.
Beside existing works of art groups, the show will present new collaborations as well, and vary depending on the relationship between the particular artists. The works represent the results of productive artistic examinations, showing the confrontation between different personalities, materials and intentions.
The exhibition runs from 7 April to 1 September 2012.