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.