Curated by Jonny Star (Studiogalerie), “You Can Feel It” forms an experiential space. The artistic works, the cohort of artists present and the guests who are coming together in the private staged space of the Studiogalerie are equals. By bringing together various artistic works in a space, in addition to their individual meanings, a new total surface arises and thus a new common content. This display is a performative act. Live performances have the strength to reveal this connection of art works, artists and guests in the space. The intensity of the newly created field increases in the presence of multiple disciplines; and importantly, these disciplines are not separated hierarchically. Unlike the white cube, the private staged space generates an intimacy, which again increases the field of the created experiential space. The displayed works of art are more than their surface. The works have a “soul”, a content that can be captured cognitively or emotionally, while our personal experiences and our collective memory come to the fore. This is nothing new for artists. It is a prerequisite of creating art. But, with many works surrounding us in the world, incessantly, omnipresently, it is different. These works, produced for the capitalist art market and fitted out with the idea of the Greatness of the primarily male artist, are declared as valuable works of art, though they are soulless surfaces without content and are in fact just suited as a constructed financial investment.
Invited artists: Mischa Badasyan (GER/RUS), Thomas Behling (GER), Sindy Butz (GER/US), Anke Cott (GER), Markus Siegfried Fiedler (GER), Franciscus & Franciscus (NL), Monica Germann & Daniel Lorenzi (CH), Reinhold Gottwald (GER), Sol Kjøk (US), Honey McMoney (US), Jen Ray (US), Römer + Römer (GER), Raven Schlossberg (US), Ann Schomburg & Sascha Boldt (GER), Jonny Star (GER), Annette Stemmann (GER), Sador Weinsčlucker (GER), Nadine Wottke (GER).