Is the notion of art just depending on the way we think/look? Or is it intrinsic to the art object? Can, in general, objects be the source, take the initiative in how we think/look and if so, how comes?
How much is the nature and meaning of an object determined by its environment? How does its presence effect the quality and significance of its environment? In Things you know, her first institutional exhibition in Germany, Dutch artist Rosa Sijben (b. 1988) examines the complex relationships that arise between the specific nature and function of an object and the situation it finds itself in. Likewise, her attention is focussed on the sites which draw both the idea of art and the actual art objects into the world in general and, more concretely, the reality of our lived experience. Rosa Sijben integrates sculptural, installative and performative methods into her artistic practice which, in the form of site specific choreographies, measure social, economic and aesthetic spaces while teaching us to apprehend the nature of such spaces in a new light.
Curated by Hans-Jürgen Hafner
The exhibition is supported by