Press Preview: Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine - Paradox Paradise

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Press Preview: Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Paradox Paradise

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Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Paradox Paradise

Press Preview: October 7, 5-6 pm CET

We are delighted to announce the Opening of Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Paradox Paradise as part of KARA AGORA Art & Research Center Online Programme.

Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Paradox Paradise is a virtual exhibition turning its lens on artistic production in times of Corona, curated by Mara-Johanna Kolmel and Tina Sauerlaender. It poses the question of how visual art - in the context of physical distancing, national demarcation, domestic retreat, economic downturn, rising nationalism and encompassing surveillance - can open up alternative paths for reflection, transformation and solidarity.

The works in this show aim to distil the complexities of the current moment into artistic form and thereby amplify European experiences across closed borders.

Paradox Paradise symbolizes the state of living between the extremes unfolding between the physical and the digital worlds. This paradox conveys the potential to unveil spaces of opportunities that the artists address in the exhibition. As such, the exhibition also aims at re-activating the future as a space of possibility by transforming prevailing accounts and by sharing with one another what moves and connects us in these challenging times.

Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Paradox Paradise is a new iteration of Mara-Johanna Kolmel’s open call Instagram exhibition Bunch of Kunst in Quarantine // Reflections On The Viral Vacuum that took place from April to August 2020. This edition, developed in dialogue with Tina Sauerlaender, presents selected European artists from the first edition. The artists have adjusted and remodeled their artworks, especially for the virtual exhibition space.

The project is a part of KARA AGORA, the new online art and research center on Mozilla Hubs funded by the European Cultural Solidarity Fund / European Cultural Foundation.

Through the extensive online art programme, KARA AGORA offers a space where solidarity can be experienced beyond closed borders.

As a European organization, KARA AGORA supports Lesvos Solidarity, an NGO providing shelter for refugees and promotes equality, trust, justice, and respect for each other. We kindly ask all participants and visitors to donate to Lesvos Solidarity. lesvossolidarity.org/en/support-us

Exhibiting Artists

Uli Ap (UK), Katharina Arndt (DE), Lara Verena Bellenghi (AT), Hannah Bohnen (DE), Marta de la Figuera (ESP), Ornella Fieres (DE), Bettina Funke (DE), Sabine Funke (DE) & Karlheinz Bux (DE), Fabian Hesse (DE) & Mitra Wakil (AFG), Helena Hunter (UK), Dorien Lantin (DE) & Robert Hecht (DE), Marie-Eve Levasseur (CAN/DE), Martina Menegon (IT/AT), Filippo Minelli (IT), Chiara Passa (IT), Agnese Sanvito (IT/UK), Susan Supercharged (US/UK), Thomas Teurlai (FR), Miloš Trakilovic (BIH/NL)

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