Exhibition

...for the Osmotic Compensation Of The Pressure Of Wealth

Alice Creischer: Works and Collaborations

Alice Creischer

Alice Creischer "Apparatus For The Osmotic Compensation Of The Pressure Of Wealth During The Contemplation Of Poverty", 2005

  • Fecha:
    01 Feb. - 18 May 2008
    Lugar:
    Sales del museu

Does art need to change the world? Is it capable of doing so? What strategies can artists use to transform the consciousness of those the public? In the hands of Alice Creischer (Berlin, 1960), satire becomes a scalpel with which to dissect the inconsistencies of an exclusive and exploitative capitalist system that disguises its perversions behind the tyranny and supposed fatefulness of the financial markets.

The installations, actions, videos, drawings, collages and texts presented at MACBA articulated a critical discourse based on three narrative types: satire, fable, and the scientific method.

The exhibition was structured around two key works. The first, L'Atelier de la peintrice. Allégorie réelle déterminant une phase de sept années de ma vie artistique dans la République de Berlin (The Woman Painter's Atelier. Real Allegory which Determines a Seven-year Period of my Artistic Life in the Republic of Berlin, 2000) is a reinterpretation of Gustave Courbet's 1855 L'Atelier du peintre, which Creischer uses in order to reflect on the endlessly complex relationship between art and politics. The second, Apparat zum osmotischen Druckausgleich von Reichtum bei der Betrachtung von Armut (Apparatus for the Osmotic Compensation of the Pressure of Wealth during the Contemplation of Poverty, 2005), explores the contradictory emotions experienced by people from developed countries when faced with the poverty that exists in other societies.

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Data inici:
01 Feb. 2008
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Espai:
Sales del museu
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