Künstler / Projekt
G.R.A.M.
Ausstellungstitel
global player

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Duration: 06. 07. - 05. 08. 2006

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Beschreibung - English
In the exhibition Global Player G.R.A.M. shows new large-scale photographs and poster walls showing reconstructed self-promotions made by personalities from politics and business. The artists try to draw our attention to the function of images and towards the politics of images beyond the visible world. The satirised repetition of the images that are burned into our perception via the mass media is an allusion to the current mechanisms of producing reality.

The ‘Comrade General’ stands together with his generals in a wheat field or a quarry: when G.R.A.M. reconstructs the bizarre self-presentation of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong II in gesture, gaze and pose, it soon becomes clear that this tendency to admire anything big is not only to be found in the land of the ‘Beloved Leader’. From the embalmed corpse of Lenin to the boardroom of an automobile manufacturer, from the cult of swimming with Mao Tse Tung to the heroised portrait of Josip Broz Tito, these duplicated ‘global players’ evoke archived impressions from the collective visual memory.

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Galerie
G.R.A.M.<br /><em>Wir werden uns nicht umarmen, aber auseinanderdividieren lassen wir uns auch nicht: VW-Konzernchef Pischetsrieder (2 v.l.) mit Kollegen,</em> 2006<br />b/w photography<br />104 x 121,5 cm<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a.p.G.R.A.M.<br /><em>Der geliebte Führer und seine liebe zur Bombe: Nordkoreas Diktator Kim Jong-II (Mitte mit Sonnenbrille) posiert mit seinen Funktionären vor der Baustelle eines Kraftwerkes in Wonsan</em>, 2006<br />color photography<br />38,5 x 103,5 cm<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a.p.G.R.A.M.<br /><em>Mao Foreground,</em> 2006<br />color photography<br />115,5 x 122 cm<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a.p.G.R.A.M.<br /><em>Aufgebahrt, einbalsamiert. Lenins Leichnam im Mausoleum am Roten Platz in Moskau ist immer noch eine Touristenattraktion. Aber die Schlangen sind kürzer geworden.</em>, 2006<br />color photography<br />52,5 x 64 cm<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a. p.G.R.A.M.<br /><em>Klartext - oder fast: Nordkoreas Führer Kim Jong-il, hier mit Premier Pak Pong-ju und Vizeverteidigungsminister Hyong-muk im September 2004, ließ den Besitz von Atomwaffen bekannt geben. Art und Zahl bleiben geheim.,</em> 2006<br />color photography<br />dimensions variable<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a.p.<h1>G.R.A.M.</h1><em>Once again North Korea makes headlines: shown in this propaganda photo in a wheat field with representatives of the people, the dictator Kim Jong II boasts possession of an atomic weapon</em>, 2006<br />color photography<br />317 x 440 cm<br />dimensions variable<br />Ed. 1 + 1 a.p.

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