ARE YOU CRAZY? is the title of a series of artist talks which raise
the issue of "irrationality" and open this important element
in the works of young artists for discussion. Everyday situations are
normally judged according to logical criteria. In contrast, artistic
actions create the possibility of pushing the limits of the given
social standards or even going beyond the established narrow confines
of rational behaviour; for an artistic act does not require the
legitimisation of a predetermined goal.
Is it the main purpose and intent of the artist to question the
accustomed strategies of daily routine by incorporating breaks and
disruptions into ordinary logical structures?
What role does the artist play within the framework of "rational"
social constructs, when his or her actions cannot be measured by such
Is it the artist's purpose to play the fool - much like court jesters
or children - by inverting and thus reflecting habitual patterns of
These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed with the
invited artists in conjunction with their individual artistic
With his series of photographs "3 Ster mit Ausblick" Michael
Seilstorfer documents the destruction of a wooden cabin, which was
burned piece-by-piece in its own oven. In the last photograph only the
oven remains - an isolated object in an empty landscape.
Michael Sailstorfer (born 1979) lives and
works in Munich. His recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Markus
Richter (Berlin), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (München) and
ARE YOU CRAZY? will take place on various Thursdays in June and July
at 7 p.m.
Next talk: June 26th Elena Kovylina
The dates of the following talks are to be
Ross Birrell - Envoy
Exhibition dates: 20.5.2003- 28.6.2003
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12.00pm-6.00pm