Addie Wagenknecht, While You Were Sleeping, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly.

Addie Wagenknecht - Liminal Laws

In her works, the American artist examines the cultural connections between technology and social interaction.

exhibition

15.09.2016 13.11.2016

Admission: 9 CHF / 6 CHF (red.)

Links: http://www.placesiveneverbeen.com
http://www.mu.nl/nl

Photo: Addie Wagenknecht

With “Liminal Laws,” the HeK  presents the American artist Addie Wagenknecht’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland.

In her works, the artist reflects on the influence media technologies have on our society. Wagenknecht addresses her subject matter in multifaceted artistic interpretations, ranging from sculptures and prints to interactive installations. The title of the exhibition, “Liminal Laws,” refers to the permeability of borders. Addie Wagenknecht poses the critical questions: To whom do borders apply, whom do they protect and whom do they exclude? This refers not only to the access to technologies but also to the role of women in society or to the situation of refugees.

The exhibition was developed specifically for the HeK and its partner institution MU in Eindhoven. Together, the two institutions commissioned Wagenknecht to create new artworks to address the selected topic. The result is a variety of works that demonstrate inclusions and exclusions in a sensory, poetic and also political way and that, despite their manifest beauty, stimulate the public to reflect on societal developments. 

Opening: 14.09.2016, 19:00
Guided tours: Every Sunday 15:00

Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

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Glass Ceiling, 2015. Photo: Gina Folly
Front: While you were sleeping, 2016, Back: Black Hawk Paint, v3.0, 1-7, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Front: Black Hawk Powder, 2014, Right: While you were sleeping, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Liberator Gun Vases, Untitled, 1-3, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Front: While you were sleeping, 2016, Back: Black Hawk Paint, v3.0, 1-7, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
While you were away, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Liberator Gun Vases, Untitled, 1-3, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Front: Internet of Things, 1-3, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Internet of Things, 1-3, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
brbxoxo, 2013. Photo: Gina Folly
Back: Liberator Gun Vases, Untitled, 1-3, 2016, Front: Internet of Things, 1-3, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Exhibition view. Photo: Gina Folly
Front: Black Hawk Powder, 2014, Back: Still Alive, 1-3, 2015. Photo: Gina Folly
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The exhibition is supported by

Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung
In cooperation with

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