PCAI is glad to share news on the participation of collection artists Loukia Alavanou, Hanakam & Schuller, Agnieszka Polska in the upcoming exhibition of Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, opening on July 1st. In the exhibition and artist’s book entitled Mein letzter Wille (My last will), around 30 international contemporary artists respond to the question, “What remains?”. Each of them engages with their legacy and, by means of a central statement or a paradigmatic work, tries to locate the essence of what constitutes their main artistic objective and interest. In doing so they question their presumed importance for a future which they themselves will not experience and whose values are still completely unknown to them. The question of “What remains?” has taken on a particular relevance against the backdrop of the pandemic and a war in Europe, along with the accompanying change in perspective and values. The realm of culture cannot refrain from questioning itself and confronting its marginalisation in the face of these current upheavals.
The analysis undertaken by the artists is structured as a free and open-ended experiment. In the framework of the exhibition, commissions will be given for five works. The project is curated by the artists’ group M+M and organised in collaboration with the Casino in Luxembourg and funded by Kulturstifdung des Bundes.
Artists (tbc): Loukia Alavanou, Lara Almarcegui, Ivan Argote, Carlos Amorales, John Bock, Chicks on Speed, Clément Cogitore, Keren Cytter, Marcel Dzama, Hanakam & Schuller, Mire Lee, Erik van Lieshout, Renzo Martens, Masbedo, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Cesare Pietroiusti, Agnieszka Polska, Elizabeth Price, L.A. Raeven, Sarah Schönfeld + Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, Su Hui-Yu, Simon Wachsmuth, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tobias Zielony, Thomas Zipp and others.
Image credit: Angela Bellas, Coffin shaped swimming pool of Riviera Hotel Havana, Cuba, 2005
Activity aligned with Goals 3, 4, 5, 11