After facts – Pudding Explosion rearticulated


Ausstellungseröffnung Curatorial Studies
After facts — Pudding Explosion rearticulated
Thomas Baldischwyler, Thomas Bayrle, Max Eulitz, Zac Langdon-Pole, Anna McCarthy, Luzie Meyer, Jennifer Lyn Morone Inc., Peter Roehr, Alex Turgeon, Jasmin Werner
Donnerstag, 8 Dezember 2016, 19 Uhr, Mendelssohnstraße 56, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

Where is the line between opinion and fact? When does an object become information? And when in this process does it transform into a fetish? What is the validity of these divisions in the light of social media and algorithmically generated purchase recommendations? Using the dispositions of an exhibition, “After facts” would like to pursue and complexify these questions and at the same time show alternative forms of knowledge production and commodity culture.

The impetus of the exhibition is the headshop “Pudding Explosion”, which was initiated in 1968 by the conceptual artist Peter Roehr (1944–68) together with his future gallerist Paul Maenz in the heart of Frankfurt. The assortment of goods ranged from pop culture ephemera, such as music and band buttons, to international newspapers and Maoist manifestos, providing youth and counterculture with identity affirming/producing objects, information and opinions. Against a backdrop of virtual distribution mechanisms and information excess, where accessibility is privileged over navigation, “After facts” attempts to update the function of subcultural activity that Pudding Explosion embodied in the early months of 1968.

A project initiated by the Master program Curatorial Studies, the exhibition materializes as a display of ten positions of international artists in a former pharmacy in Frankfurt Westend. Their work, among them five new productions, approach the mechanisms of information and merchandise exchange in the digital and post-factual age from different angles.

Der Studiengang Curatorial Studies wird unterstützt durch die DZ Bank Stiftung, die Adolf Messer Stiftung und die Alfons und Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung.

„After facts — Pudding Explosion rearticulated“ wird ermöglicht durch die Dr. Marschner Stiftung und die Aventis Foundation. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main.

9.12.2016  - 18.12.2016
Montag - Sonntag, 14 - 19 Uhr
Eintritt frei