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The inaugural show of Fridericianum’s new director Susanne Pfeffer, Speculations on
Anonymous Materials, is definitely worth a trip to “documenta-town” Kassel – great works, carefully installed. Personal highlight: the video Rosebud (2013) by James Richards, a fascinating composition of filmed images, found footage, and own takes.
“Art’s task changes in a world suffused with generated images. It is imperative to reflect on what are often highly psychologically charged worlds of images, the ways they are reproduced, and represented. Over the last two decades, the relationships between image and text, language and body, body and space, subject and object have changed rapidly. Art’s brief is no longer to generate unique, original images, but to seek reflection in a de-subjectivized approach to the existing stocks of objects, images and spaces. […] The Speculations on Anonymous Materials exhibition for the first time worldwide brings together approaches in international art that reinterpret the Anonymous Materials created by rapid and incisive technological change.”
(Read more on the exhibition on the Fridericianum website)

With: Michele Abeles, Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga & Jessie Stead, Alisa Baremboym, Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers, Antoine Catala, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, GCC, Yngve Holen, Sachin Kaeley, Daniel Keller, Josh Kline, Oliver Laric, Tobias Madison, Katja Novitskova, Ken Okiishi, Jon Rafman, James Richards, Pamela Rosenkranz, Avery Singer, Timur Si-Qin, Ryan Trecartin

Save the date for documenta 14: 10.6. – 17.9.2017.

Speculations on
Anonymous Materials
Curated by Susanne Pfeffer
Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel

Photo: Exhibition opening, 28.9.2013, photo: Tina Wessel