Ohio (Huber + Janka)
The artist duo Ohio (Uschi Huber and Jörg Paul Janka) work with found material, mostly photographs and videos from (private) archives that are presented in the photographic magazine Ohio or in a public showcase or indeed infiltrate the art world though exhibitions. The exhibition e.V., realised to commemorate the 175 anniversary of the Kunstverein, engages with the theme of Verein or membership-based, local contemporary art institution made up of interested citizens, artists and collectors. In order to do this Ohio has invited the most varied local institutions from the Rhineland and Westphalia to provide paintings and video material. The viewer wanders through a staged setting comprising insights into the life of the Verein normally not visible to outsiders. Aspects of work, fun and passion in completely different walks of life are revealed, for example, in images of a training exercise by a youth fire brigade, diver training in grey, murky waters, the work in a group of garden allotments or the performance of the Bonn male ballet dressed in female costume.