Beyond the spectacle

15 JUNE - 6 JULY 2023
Opening: 14 June 2023, 7 p.m.
Exhibition Hall of PLATFORM @Kistlerhofstraße 70

Curated by: Natasha Jozi

“Beyond the Spectacle” critically examines the core conventions of performative art practices in a society shaped by spectatorship, surveillance, and parasocial relationships. Eight artists, through their own unique methods, question the dominance of spectacle in mainstream art and challenge the default role of the human body as both a central figure and a consumable good in performative works. This exhibition is an endeavor to step outside the current endemic social roles of spectacle and spectator, performer and audience, observer and observed. By highlighting these implicit relational roles in art spaces, this exhibition questions the historic centrality of the self, body, and object, in art.

Participating artists:

Vafa Aminikia, Sandra Bejarano, Veronika Dräxler, Maria Noujaim, Yasaman Pishvaei, Simon Pfeffel, Frauke Zabel, Giulia Zabarella

Online Talks: 21.06.2023, 6-8 p.m. (in English)

In two online talks the artists of the exhibition along with curators Damian Lentini and Augusta Strüngmann explore the curatorial, academic and artistic positioning around the role of institutions in art, performance art in public spaces and the relationship between the physical and metaphysical presence of the body.