Unruly Relations
Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf, Birgit Megerle, Stuart Middleton, Stefan Tcherepnin, Ramaya Tegegne, Jan Vorisek

Friendships are determined by their ambiguous nature. In the context of art, they form social frameworks, are theme of the artworks themselves, are a (un)productive factor of artistic work and a determining element for models of community authorship. At the same time as they are invested with romantic notions of a bond freed of purpose, the possibility of failure is always inherent; they are fractious, uncontrollable, hardly calculable from scratch. This essential ambiguity of friendship also determines the relationship between objects, materials and narratives that encounter each other in any group exhibition and that are, at best, engaged in a dialogue. Unruly Relations are idiosyncratic (self-willed) social constellations that play completely different roles in the works displayed.

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