3 artists coming from three different geographical positions in Europe, taking three diverse positions with their artworks on surfaces that lay in the public eye and inside the gallery. Three different artists sharing the same aim to challenge the purpose of advertisement, visual pollution and brands in the marketplace.
POSITIONS is a new cycle featuring artists with particular perspectives, disciplines and practices. Each show will host a very sharp line up with a distinctive positioning. We envision this show to serve as a platform for the gallery to get messages across. This first edition gathers recent works from each artist with the oneness that all the pieces are made with or in relation to advertising posters. Even though their gallery work is considered contemporary art they are all real activists and ad-busters.
Berlin's outdoor advertising network counts more than 300.000 advertising spots, WALL AG (JCDecaux) claims to be one of the world's most technologically advanced networks. As cities grow faster than their economies, most politicians in Europe and worldwide have sacrificed the well being of their citizens for short term profits. As a result, our urban landscapes are getting flooded with commercial advertising to brainwash the consumer.
In various formats and forms, outdoor advertising is now commonly defined as visual pollution that is often ignored. As in contemporary art, outdoor advertising has always been a controversial element of reflection and action: from Rotella to Haring, from Villeglé to Poster Boy. Leading to the standard use of propaganda it's empowered the roles of advertising to face many social issues.
Through their artistic practices, activism and hijacking advertising mediums for their mission to purposely raise consciousness OX, BR1 & VERMIBUS entice us to reconsider the aggressive practices of hoopla that we are constantly subjected to. They reclaim that by replacing commercial advertising panels with art there will be a notable improvement in altering the lifestyle of the community.
Exhibition on display:
Saturday April 12th 25th - Saturday May 24th
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 13:00 to 19:00
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Vernissage & Private View: Saturday April 12th from 19:00 onwards. Admission is free.
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