“We need a visible past, a visible continuum, a visible myth of origin to reassure us as to our ends, since ultimately we have never believed in them.”
Jean Baudrillard, 1981
Dowry is Josefine Reisch’s third solo exhibition at Galerie Noah Klink. The new paintings and textile collages are monochrome in gold and white. In Dowry, Josefine Reisch juxtaposes signs of royalism and socialism, pomp and pretense, fame and failure. At a time when celebrity culture and political culture are merging, and bias is once again becoming the mainstream concept for reading the world, her pictorial chimeras serve as methodical tools to subvert this simplicity.
“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.”
Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class 1899
„Fandom is Obedience.“
A.O. Scott, The New York Times, 2023