Jean-Luc Blanc, Ulla von Brandenburg, Nina Childress, Jeremy Deller
Ridiculously Yours! Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm, Neue Galerie Graz/AUS
October 13, 2023 - February 25, 2024

In modernism since the 19th century and in the classical avant-gardes of the early 20th century, there is a very specific dialectic at work: on the one hand, there are bold innovations, radical negation, and aesthetic dogmas; on the other hand, there is a certain kind of laughter that forms the basis for this exhibition project. It is a laughter that is fun and at the same time – without wanting to merely scandalize – undermines all conservatism, bigotry, morality and, not least, avant-garde dogmatism.

This exhibition flirts with the humor of disaster, bad taste, the camp approach, trash culture, science fiction, horror and porn, the do-it-yourself attitude of punk, so-called “outsider art,” immaturity, idiocy, intuition and, of course, passion and enthusiasm.

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