Taste of SinsFebruary 18th - March 2nd, 2021
An exhibition with works by Diane Haefner, Inside Job (Ula Lucińska + Michal Knychaus), Jakob Limmer, Hannes Uhlenhaut
Who am I, what makes me me, how do I want to be? The possibilities of being seem limitless. The search for one's own identity, for uniqueness and differentiation from others is omnipresent. Much is consciously composed, character traits and interests deliberately chosen, partly staged and not left to chance. Fetishes, however, are not freely chosen. As preferences from the subconscious, they are unchangeable parts of our identity and confront us with ourselves. The causes of fetishism have not yet been clearly researched. What is clear is that everyone can have a fetish. How do we deal with them? Do we acknowledge them, do we live them out or do we hide the involuntary desire, understand it as a sin?
Taste of Sins gathers different positions of five international artists on the topics of identity, fetish and materiality. In her porcelain sculptures, Diane Haefner shows an intensive examination of the human body and the nature of skin. Feet are a recurring motif. Hannes Uhlenhaut works on the material fetish of high heels. Jakob Limmer shows objects that structure public life in the form of barriers and borders. Behind this is the idea of breaking down boundaries and the longing for a freer society. The Polish artist duo Inside Job (Ula Lucińska + Michal Knychaus) deals with the question of identity and shows a fetish of goods from a combination of materials, which are put into a new context.