In Sociodelic Paths, which ended last month, the emerging gallery offered the rare opportunity to see works by Sture Johannesson, a Swedish artist who has been heavily censored and denied the opportunity to exhibit for many years – the artist also appeared in the Transmediale exhibition this month.
Johannesson’s lurid poster collages from the 1960s combine a psychedelic explosion of colours and shapes with pop iconography and political commentary, influenced by the artist’s anti-authoritarian stance, which was fueled by his own experience growing up in a eugenics-obsessed orphanage.
Continuing with the gallery’s goal of supporting innovative and thought-provoking artists is the upcoming exhibition, Avoid, Control, Accept, Transfer, featuring multimedia artists Keller/Kosmas (Aids-3D).
In addition to installation and sculpture, the duo exhibit paintings made with carbon black and titanium dioxide, binary opposites on the light spectrum.
The exhibition casts a satirical and cerebral commentary on paranoia, the futility of risk management and technological solutions in a culture obsessed with sustainability, value and convenience.
Avoid, Control, Accept, Transfer, Feb 11-Mar 31 | Kraupa-Tuskany, Tue- Sat 14-19:30 and by appointment.