Opening: Friday 19 February 2010 - 20:00
Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory
The first exhibition in our new location shows work of Susanne Kriemann (Germany) and Mekhitar Garabedian (Syria/Belgium), two artists that have a particular interest for the relations between history, identity, time and the memory of a place.
The work of Susanne Kriemann (°1972, Erlangen, Germany) deals with the subject of research into the past of modern history. Kriemann is mainly using photography in which her own images and archive material are exhibited in the form of displays. Using an associative working method allows the artist to ‘dig towards the past’ and to disassociate ‘the idea of modernity’ from all ideological connotations and in this way analyze the writing of recent history as a formal system of organization. In Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory Kriemann mixes images from her own expedition to the desert of Syria, archaeological digging sites in Mesopotamia and the photographic archive of Agatha Christie. Besides being a writer Christie also was a photographer for the British government at digging sites on Syria and Iraq. On the occasion of this exhibition, an artist book will be published by Roma Publications.
The exhibition is a co-production of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and KIOSK.