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Mehr als zuviel

Photos: Fred Dott


Thomas Beisgen, Björn Beneditz, Uwe Breckner, Michael Conrads,
Cordula Ditz, Rüdiger Frauenhoffer, Peter Kapeller, Stefan Keßmeyer,
Ruth May, Daniel Poller, Stefan Ringelschwandtner, Anja Scheffler-Rehse, Roland Schmitt, Ulrike Schönau,Max Stricker, Harald Stoffers,
Tillmann Terbuyken, Stefan Wepil, Edition Mehr als zu viel

Curated by Peter Heidenwag and Corinna Koch

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Galerie der Villa

Galerie Conradi, Hamburg
4.3. – 29.3.2011

More than too much takes the principle of excess as the starting point of a curatorial approach, an excess of material formed over a period of ten years of growing structures and working processes, of a continually increasing number of participants. A tendency to abundance inherent in every work, in and of itself. Then confrontation and simultaneity become transferred to the physical space, layering of inscriptions, overwriting and mutual commentary instead of isolation of the individual parts. To deal with the phenomenon of sensory overload, this exhibition practice arranges various alignments through the rooms, which are not closed off from one another but are to be viewed in their coexistence. Because the labels that already divide up the medial space are of less interest than the correspondences between artistic methods of production in their diversity.

With the exhibition More than too much, the Galerie der Villa is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The exhibition conjoins artists working in a wide range of media and revolves around the notion of extracting something distinct from the excess surrounding us, from the profusion of everyday life, allowing the recipient to experience this in a new manner. Excess and waste, terms, which are generally negatively charged in our society, are newly defined in the artistic production and presentation, since here the economy of daily perception is expanded through the surplus value of the aesthetic standpoint.
Drawing upon a vast plethora of works, which in retrospect appear almost unfathomable, and also through impulses from outside, this exhibition, which spans ten years of art practice and presentation, enables a conflation of new mental images.

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Publikation: Mehr als zu viel

Edited by Peter Heidenwag und Corinna Koch

With texts by Belinda Grace Gardner, Peter Heidenwag, Wolf Jahn, Corinna Koch und Katha Schulte

26 x 21 cm, Softcover
112 pages, 71 images

ISBN 978-3-941613-73-7
Textem Verlag

15,- Euro