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We are delighted to draw your attention to the current show Realness Respect. The press talk took place on Sept 28, at 11 a.m. at Kunstverein Medienturm.

The more clearly we delimit ourselves from the consensus of a liberal democratic society, as delivered to us by the media, the stronger seems to be the need for construction of a reality that follows its own conventions and rules. Realness Respect shows current performative drafts that react to the tangible difference between reality as it is subjectively perceived and common reality as conveyed by the media. But when political art examines the relationship of aesthetics and reality, the question soon arises as to the autonomy and status of the art work, based on which artists achieve concrete, critical work on social issues. Even without any clear-cut answers, art creates its own concrete truths here.

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Contact Helga Droschl
Tel: +43/(0)316-740084, +43/(0) 664.3935718

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Santiago Sierra, Destroyed Word, 2011. Destruction of the Berlin T, May 1. Photo: Alexander Koch. Courtesy the artist, Galerie KOW, Berlin