04/02 - 04/04/2004
  • exhibition view
  • video (detail)

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Reuchlinstr. 48
70178 Stuttgart

Soft Logics

Rahel Puffert presents A Visit to Nagel's

he Cologne-based Galerie Nagel was well-known in the '90s for exhibiting young "institutional critique" artists such as Andrea Fraser, Renée Green or John Miller.

March 2003: The pristine, new Gallery Nagel Berlin advertises its Michael Krebber show with a retro-constructivist invitation card, featuring the slogan "pop politics." In one of many conceptual pirouettes, Krebber's invitation card is an appropriation of a page from the German pop-music magazine SPEX. Is this to be understood as an attempt to conceptually dissolve exclusion mechanisms and their manifestation via categories such as 'high' and 'low', 'elite' and 'mass'—even forging, perhaps, a connection to the exhibition's location: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz?

Circumventing the show's "no press release" policy, this video engages the gallery employee in an investigation of high-end commodity fetishism.

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