Clemens Krauss, ‘Massen / Masses’, 2021, installation image at Haus am Lützowplatz. Image provided by the artist.
‘Massen / Masses’ at Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL) is Clemens Krauss’ latest major solo presentation of works examining issues of the human individual as a psychophysical entity in social, political and cultural contexts.
Building on his online performance project Isolation Consultation during the lockdown of May 2020, the exhibition is a materialized commentary on the upheavals and alienations of the present. For ‘Massen / Masses’, the exhibition rooms at HaL are transformed into a one-way course with various installations encouraging physical and mental self-experience. At its center is a lockable room where Krauss holds psychoanalytic sessions with visitors, creating a participatory performance piece engaging directly with the audience for the duration of the exhibition.
The exhibition is presented as a multi-layered spatial installation, following a Fin de Siècle urban mansion style layout, with a series of works created by the artist to respond specifically to this context. In addition to new paintings, the focus is on the continuation of a series of sculptures consisting of layered, pure oil paint. Read More.
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