As curators we see our roles as mediators between artistic expression and public perception. Artists reflect on political, social or visual conditions of our surroundings. We carefully choose from these artistic expressions and embed them in a new societal and spatial framework, and contextualize the artists’ ideas to communicate their meaning and relevance.
As curators and contemporary witnesses we seek to display relations in different artistic works, to link shared themes or aesthetic approaches which could be traced back to today’s common influences, especially the Internet and the digitalization, but also politics, history, urbanity, social injustices, capitalism, patriarchic systems or gender, as well as scientific knowledge or philosophies like speculative realism or new materialism. We seek to create visibility for artistic expression that cares about today’s important issues around us.
Permanently absorbing and reflecting, we attempt to present new artistic approaches to a broad audience to create a better understanding of the world we live in all together—and therefore to make a contribution to a more tolerant, open-minded and empathic global society. We seek to show artistic work in a structured, intelligible and comprehensible way to create access also for non-art-people. We do not believe in art for the art’s sake. We do believe that it is not about art being either too simple or too complex; it is about finding the right words to convey it.
Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge