Demolished Beauty

Rachel Fäth, Max Grau, Barbara Hainz, Axel Koschier, Angelika Loderer, Flavio Palasciano, Stefan Reiterer, Liesl Raff
23.07. — 31.08.2019


Max Grau
Demolished Beauty // or: Mallorca
2019

The Mojave desert, now technically under rule of a totalitarian government?

Hugging Alex, a young homeless man, because before he worked up the courage to ask you for money, you found yourself having an actual conversation about Extinction Rebellion and the fact that maybe there are reasons to be hopeful afterall, and you felt this real moment of deep connection to this person – who is about your age (hard to tell), who will probably spend the night having to work around London’s omnipresent defensive architecture – and only a few moments after this brief but hyper-intense encounter: crashing, feeling silly and ashamed, wondering wether you only hugged him because you want to be the type of person who does things like that?

The one time you tried to go on a vacation with your partner but found yourself unable to relax, nerves shattered by constant money struggles and the creeping realization that your relationship might be over?

A multistory pig farm at the Yaji Mountain Forest Park in Guangxi province, China?

Your cat, proudly offering a chewed up robin as a gift?

Grant Hart’s smile and voice and Pete Doherty’s hair?

Doing Ecstasy while dog sitting?

Berlin-Mitte?

Sleeping with your best friend?

Working on an art project for months, putting everything you have in it, every shred of what makes you a person, stressing out, losing your mind in panic wether you will finish in time, wether you’ll have a nervous breakdown, wether anybody will be able to relate to the work, wether it’s too sad, constantly flaking out on your friends because you feel unable to deal with anything other than this stupid project and then, when you somehow managed to pull it off: such a harsh comedown, feeling all empty, like you can never ever go through this again… or: ›post-project-blues‹?

The fact that you’ll never be able to tell, wether the notion of ›Demolished Beauty‹ stirs up mental images in other people as well?

This island everybody says is actually beautiful, although it is constantly invaded by beer-bellied German tourists in shorts, eager to fuck?

Soviet-style socialism?

Nan Goldin’s ›The Ballad of Sexual Dependency‹?

Instantly panicking, once you realize you’re about to fall in love, because what are the chances that this one time it’s gonna be something other than a complete disaster?

Virginia Woolf, on a Thursday in 1941, writing:
»I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been«?


Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
1 — Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
Angelika Loderer, untitled (seagrass), 2019
2 — Angelika Loderer, untitled (seagrass), 2019
Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
3 — Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
4 — Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
5 — Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
6 — Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
Stefan Reiterer, untitled (image series), 2019
7 — Stefan Reiterer, untitled (image series), 2019
Stefan Reiterer, untitled (image series), 2019
8 — Stefan Reiterer, untitled (image series), 2019
Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
9 — Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
10 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
11 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
12 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
13 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
14 — Rachel Fäth, untitled (flowers), 2019
Angelika Loderer, untitled (seagrass), 2019
15 — Angelika Loderer, untitled (seagrass), 2019
Flavio Palasciano (untitled), prosciutto, 2019
16 — Flavio Palasciano (untitled), prosciutto, 2019
Flavio Palasciano, untitled, coppa, 2019
17 — Flavio Palasciano, untitled, coppa, 2019
Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
18 — Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
19 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
20 — Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
21 — Flavio Palasciano, untitled (bait), 2019
Axel Koschier, adibreakxpsinox, 2019
22 — Axel Koschier, adibreakxpsinox, 2019
Axel Koschier, adibreakxpsinox, 2019
23 — Axel Koschier, adibreakxpsinox, 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
24 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Max Grau, Demolished Beauty // or: Mallorca, 2019
25 — Max Grau, Demolished Beauty // or: Mallorca, 2019
Demolished  Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
26 — Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
27 — Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
28 — Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
29 — Demolished Beauty, exhibition view, 2019
Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019
30 — Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019
Max Grau, Demolished Beauty // or: Mallorca
31 — Max Grau, Demolished Beauty // or: Mallorca
Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019
32 — Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
33 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
34 — Barbara Hainz, no one likes a sad face, 2019
Axel Koschier, o.t, 2019
35 — Axel Koschier, o.t, 2019
Liesl Raff, Liaison, 2019
36 — Liesl Raff, Liaison, 2019
Liesl Raff, Liaison, 2019
37 — Liesl Raff, Liaison, 2019
Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
38 — Demolished Beauty, exhibiton view, 2019
Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019
39 — Stefan Reiterer, untitled (texture mapping series), 2019

Info

curated by Alexandra-Maria Toth
Image credit: Flavio Palasciano

Location

Portals Nous
Calle Falconer 5