Glück auf! 2023


>> When did the illusion creep into people’s imaginations that the treasures underground could be obtained in infinite quantities and virtually without cost? The price for the extraction and use of gigantic amounts of fossil raw materials is now being paid by all of humanity. The accumulation of catastrophic natural events and the ongoing political debate about how to deal with them have made it impossible to overlook the fact that we are in a sort of payback situation. However, with respect to all the other materials used by industrial civilization, the wishful dream of unlimited availability seems to persist and even renew itself, the more disconnected the lives of the majority of people who benefit from its outputs are from the realities of mining. Ana Alenso’s work Glück auf! [Good luck!], created for My Precious, deconstructs the believe in infinity an optical illusion and reflects the equally naive and unsubstantiated attitude of entitlement of the people from consumer society>>


Fragment of My Precious, Werkleitz Festival 2023

Curated by Daniel Herrmann, Alexander Klose


Presenting works and collaborations by: Barbara Marcel, Agnieszka Polska, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Mabe Bethônico, Karsten Bott, Viktor Brim, Felicitas Fäßler und Juliane Henrich, Stephanie Kiwitt.


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