most distinguished task of art for Paul Klee was to render the invisible
visible. This bon mot has not only remained as a citation - art deals
with visualization up to today: there might be worlds between Paul Klee
and the artists invited for the exhibition #1,
between their artistic motivations possibly not.
The works shown in #1 follow this phenomenon
of the „obviously invisible“ – and ask: What under the
first layer of life is still present in our fast-moving presence and forms
us; the life, the art? What is invisibly visible? What is important: no
moral question forms the basis of #1. There
are the aesthetic possibilities of a morally often far constricted art
which are of interest. According to Jean Baudrillard: »The event
is not only strengthened in the picture, but is taken hostage at the same
time. It is not only indefinitely multiplied as a copy in media, but also
scattered and neutralised at the same time.« (from: The Mind of
Terrorism). Which signs and impressions/ imprints then, does such a worked
up and consumed event leave at all? And which traces do those events that
do not forget, but (collectively as well as in media) were displaced leave?
Wiebke Elzel / Jana Müller
In occasion of the
exhibition #1 an Edition
by Jana Müller und Wiebke Elzel is available.