The exhibition’s title Zunge verlieren (losing tongue) is central to the works collected here. This metaphor of losing a body part reflects the artist’s own sense of powerlessness at this political, biological and social moment. It also touches on the need to perform and present oneself in the public space and the conflict this creates internally. Language and words fail to function. Instead in Höglinger’s world we are presented with visual metaphors and symbols to capture the emotional resonance of the now.
Text Francesca Gavin
Katharina Höglinger Zunge verlieren (losing tongue)
29 Oct 2020 - 19 Dec 2020