Art and Nation (group exhibition)

Opening, September 29, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 30 – November 25, 2016

Works by Pia Lanzinger / Michael Hauffen, Sascha Reichstein, Christina Werner, Anna Witt

The paradigmatic guidelines for the international group exhibition involve materials used in the search for a national cultural identity coupled with a critical discussion of the question of what the term “nation” might mean for us today. The show negotiates the issue of national identity and asks: Who are we, and who are the others? It examines the relationship between aesthetics, art, and nation, in other words, the emergence of nationalism and racism. What role is played here by images, symbols, and aesthetic productions? How is a feeling of belonging engendered, and is this possible only through exclusion? What defines a region: a common language, a certain dish, an article of clothing, a flag, a symbol?

Curated by Hemma Schmutz.