EVERYTHING IS FINE
with works by Mahdad Alizadeh, Madeleine Dietz, Galli, Elmira Iravanizad, Carolin Seeliger
24 FEB until 13 APR
Galerie Georg Nothelfer is pleased to present a group exhibition with established and young artists, who deal with the topic „fragments“.
“Everything is fine” sounds like an unfounded (if not downright absurd) statement in a time and in a world which seems anything but fine, and in which a collective experience that could be summarised as everything feels increasingly fragmented into individual, often incompatible components. In view of the many cracks that the 20th century has brought with it – and which still run through our world today – post-war modernism turned to the fragment as an artistic means to lend form and meaning to a shattered and disillusioned reality. While the fragment had previously been employed as a romantic allegory on something that had broken off from a divine whole, the modern era produced a new reluctance to such an idea of totality as something that was no longer conceivable or achievable – perhaps out of resignation to the increasingly incomprehensible concept of unity, perhaps out of the conviction that such a claim to completeness had ultimately been presumptuous. Titled Everything is fine, the group exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer presents five contemporary artistic positions that each address the issue of capturing a world in its pieces, speaking from within the different socio-political, ecological or physical-psychological layers of this fragmentation. The works shown here by Mahdad Alizadeh, Madeleine Dietz, Galli, Elmira Iravanizad and Carolin Seeliger make reference in terms of content or form to the fragment as a part of a larger whole that has never been or is still in the process of being formed, thereby also exposing the statement that “everything is fine” as a contemporary form of self-appeasement in the face of future uncertainties.
(Text by Linnéa Bake)