My Last Will
My Last WillDeze inhoud is helaas niet in het Nederlands beschikbaar.
The exhibition is a co-production with Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. The exhibition was on show there from 2 July to 1 October 2023.
In the exhibition and artist’s book entitled Mein letzter Wille (My Last Will), around 30 international contemporary artists respond to the question, "What remains?".
Each of them engages with their legacy and, by means of a central statement or a paradigmatic work, tries to locate the essence of what constitutes their main artistic objective and interest. In doing so they question their presumed importance for a future which they themselves will not experience and whose values are still completely unknown to them. The question of »What remains?« has taken on a particular relevance against the backdrop of the pandemic and a war in Europe, along with the accompanying change in perspective and values. The realm of culture cannot refrain from questioning itself and confronting its marginalisation in the face of these current upheavals.
The analysis undertaken by the artists is structured as a free and open-ended experiment. The starting point for dealing with this issue is the artist's book Mein letzter Wille (My Last Will), which summarises specially developed text, collage and image contributions by the participants. In the framework of the exhibition at Casino Luxembourg, commissions have been given for five works.
Photo: Keren Cytter, psycho the rapist, 2023. Courtesy the artist.