The Only revolutions group exhibition at Cologne’s fiebach, minninger opened July 12 and is running to August 19.
Curated by Seda Pesen, the show includes work by Anne de Boer, Felix Breidenbach, Frederik E. & Jakob Sjøberg, Alexander Föllenz, Thomas Geiger, Maarten Van Roy, Tristan Stevens, Morgaine Schäfer and Eugen Wist.
Varying in medium, the works are strewn across the space, where the ‘monuments’ become remains, evidence of something past and partly shattered. It is choreographed like a trace, where details are easy to miss, including de Boer’s circular plates that read as follows:
“I am breathing and I can see everything that I should be seeing: the sky, the earth and the sun’s brilliant shafts. But it’s as if I have fallen into a tempest and my mind is in a dreadful turbulence. My breath is hot and flows out of my lungs in my spasm! W h a t? What am I doing here? I am confused. I cannot remember where I am. You there! Can one of you, friends over there, help me understand? I can’t understand a thing of what is going on. Will my silence alone give me the answer? Tell me what happened to me! My limbs are frozen. I cannot leave this place. How I wish I could turn into a rock upon this very spot right now, with no memory of all my troubles.” **