Opening 12 May, 20:00—22:00 Open until May 14 by appointment: 46227808
Plus One is derived from the idea that a gift poses a problem which asks to be addressed, a concept characterized by anthropologists, philosophers and thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Georges Bataille, Marcel Mauss, … The gift is also an arrangement or an action, and could be the beginning of an exhibition which turns into something else, a carrier of a situation bringing its own meaning, producing yet others … a long sentence, an extension, a figuration, a loop, a knot, a making. Economies, antagonisms, communities and temporalities are only a few keywords that require attention.
Gerry Bibby is an artist working and living in Berlin; is best known for his sculptural interventions and disassemblings of exhibitionary spaces. Often aggressively fragile, his works invest in the possibility for diversion, mis-use and retreat. He likes to deal roughly with the tender stuff of what is just there, the tissue that smooths the way of both bodily inhabitation and subjective estrangement.