|The feeling or attitude of enthusiastic embarrassment is undoubtedly associated with a notion of humorous light-heartedness – but just as much with a sense of earnest persistence, against all odds. It is certainly associated with irony – but also with a deeply unironic, rather enthusiastic belief in the necessity and possibility of persevering and continuing with something that has been recognized as unpleasant or embarrassing. One of the most important attitudes or feelings underlying modern and contemporary art is an enthusiastic silliness that does not shy away from the embarrassing, the unreasonably silly. The exhibition, which spans epochs, includes works by around 100 artists from all over the world and spans an arc from earlier centuries of artistic creation to the immediate past.
With artworks by
Saâdane Afif, Jack Arnold, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Dan Attoe, Johannes Baargeld, Hugo Ball, Judith Bernstein, Jean-Luc Blanc, Anna & Bernhard Blume, Pieter Bruegel d. Ä., Cosima von Bonin, Ulla von Brandenburg, Robert Breer, Nina Childress, Giorgio de Chirico, Vladimir Chlebnikov, René Clair, Yun Choi, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Josef Danhauser, Jeremy Deller, Brice Dellsperger, Josef Dobner, Marcel Duchamp, Theo van Doesburg, Rosie Dowd-Smyth, Mimosa Echard, Nicole Eisenman, Max Ernst, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lara Favaretto, Hans Finsler, Peter Fischli und David Weiss, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Isa Genzken, Jef Geys, Jacob de Gheyn, Martin Gostner, Nicholas Grafia, George Grosz, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Georg Anton Gumpp, Ramin Haerizadeh & Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, Heinrich Hoerle & Anton Räderscheidt, Marcel Janco, Alfred Jarry, Mike Kelley, Katia Kelm, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Land, Maria Lassnig, Gabriel Lester, Erik van Lieshout, Jakob Lena Knebl, Jiří Kovanda, Marko Lulić, René Magritte, Calvin Marcus, Fabian Marti, Paul McCarthy, Bjarne Melgaard, Nathaniel Mellors, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, John Miller, Shana Moulton, MRZYK et MORICEAU, Henrike Naumann, Francis Picabia, Wong Ping, Katrin Plavčak, Pierre la Police, Rob Pruitt, Sun Ra, Hans Richter, Rembrandt van Rijn, Roee Rosen, Mika Rottenberg, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Andreas Schulze, Kurt Schwitters, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Mikołaj Sobczak, Cora Spassvogel, Erich Spießbach, Sturtevant, Jeffrey Vallance, Jean-Luc Verna, Olav Westphalen, Ming Wong.
Initiated and conceived by Jörg Heiser and Cristina Ricupero.RidiculouslyYours