Tanja Widmann: eine von euch (production still), 2012.
Photo: Rudolf Steckholzer
With the exhibition "eine von euch" ("one of you"), Badischer Kunstverein is presenting a new, space-encompassing installation by the Vienna-based artist Tanja Widmann.
Establishing the point of departure for the new installation "eine von euch" is a report on a psychoanalytical session held by Félix Guattari with his patient R.A. and the composition of their interaction. This has led Widmann to investigate acts of speaking that suggest a specific (power) relation between "speaking/knowing" subjects and "unknowing" ones, as can be discerned in the psychoanalyst's speech - but also in remarks made by the British animal scientist David Attenborough about his research subjects or by the scientists in Frederick Wiseman's film "Primate" (1974).
In the exhibition, Widmann arranges various media and materials in an open and installative way, which now allows heterogeneous elements to uniquely encounter one another, such as psychoanalysis, primate research, early speeches given by Margaret Thatcher, contemporary art blogs, but also a Versace collection for H&M and embroidery patterned in speculative constellations.
Setup: Johannes Porsch
Embroidery: Tonio Kröner
In cooperation with Grazer Kunstverein and tranzitdisplay, Prague.