Group show curated by Angela Rosenberg & Andreas Schlaegel
The exhibition "Lost in Tomorrow" includes eight international artists, whose works deal with the construction of models of the future, and go beyond a classical, technical notion of science fiction. In a collaborative effort the artists, employing media as diverse as interactive sculpture, installation, photography and painting, render a multifaceted vision of socio-political, cultural, technical and psychological aspects of life in the future. Drawing on reflections of today's problems, as well as narrative structures of their own invention, the artists also refer to their own personal wishes and hopes, but also fears - connecting global visions with personal experiences.
This approach also informs the choice of media for the publication: the exhibition will be accompanied by a unique bilingual issue of Berlin's homeless people's magazine DIE STÜTZE. The artists will provide the entire content for this issue exclusively, that will go on sale with 10.000 copies, coinciding with the Berlin art fair ARTFORUM.
For this special issue the artists will deal with the future and the "Karaoke Dilema". "Karaoke Dilema" refers to the inability to find genuine and independent solutions in the face of prefabricated forms. In relation to the future, this indicates how one falls back on common Science Fiction scenarios, when trying to constructively future developments.
The title Lost in Tomorrow implies classic science fiction motifs, space odyssey and time travel, as an allegory for the search of a destination on the way to an unknown future.