June 29 – July 15, 2012
•Individual mythology as criterion of falsifiability – A laughing matter?•
News about the Apocalypse #4
& Record Release
The one and only apocalypse – it doesn’t exist after all. But still: small worlds, subcultures, constantly vanish, are forgotten, then dug up again, sampled and featured. Individual mythologies of fans, of people who used to be young, artist legends, legendary artists. And memories of experiences- rarely matching actual events. Thomas Baldischwyler compiles historical cross-references, insider knowledge and cultural production into dead ends and pitfalls: right, wrong, to whom, why, for what … artistic universes, ephemeral concepts and identities are forming a cabinet of individual mythologies. Destruction, historicization, post-modern aesthetic reappropriation, everything melts into a shiny surface. But anyhow … Ping Pong: Return to sender, Return to Sender – For Better Address! Memphis welcomes Düsseldorf!
Picture: Thomas Baldischwyler, 2012.