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Waste Art

Date and time

8/12/202017/01/2021

Artists have always worked with trash, garbage, second-hand materials - be it for financial, practical reasons or the occasion to turn away from "high art" and distance themselves from it. Especially in the last decades numerous movements like Recycling, Up-Cycling, Zero Waste, etc. have developed with the aim to make things more durable and to counteract the exuberant consumption and the throw-away habitus of our time.

The exhibition WASTEART focuses on the beauty of objects and emphasizes the readiness for material reworking. The selection of artists reflects this concept:
the beauty of the worthless, the everyday; forms that are reminiscent of paraphrases, but also create completely new aesthetic appearances; the material that we cannot get rid of, but also the relentless documentation of these processes.

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