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ANTI/BODY

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Claudia Holzinger, Leon Höllhumer, Kai Kuss, Xenia Lesniewski, Daniel Rajcsanyi, Sophia Süßmilch, Sarah Tasha

>09.08.–28.09.2024

With ANTI/BODY, FOTOHOF brings together artistic positions that use the body as a concrete tool to create narratives and images that defy clear categorization in an existing system established by a »dominant gaze« (of whatever kind). With Claudia Holzinger, Leon Höllhumer, Kai Kuss, Xenia Lesniewski, Daniel Rajcsanyi, Sophia Süßmilch and Sarah Tasha, contemporary artists have been invited who use their respective artistic practices as a strategic means of symbolic and explicit self-assertion and in this way resolutely oppose the patriarchal reason that still comes to us today from the Enlightenment with its trail of suffering of the excluded, the split off, the marginalized, the destroyed and the repressed.

Claudia Holzinger, aus der Serie: »Coming of Age Wear«, Baden-Baden, 2019
Xenia Lesniewski, o.T. (MB 02), 2022, Fotoprint, Alu-Dibond, 119x84 cm

The eponymous term »antibody«, which usually refers to proteins produced by the immune system to combat pathogens, symbolizes the idea of resistance and defence in this context. The selected artistic positions discuss social norms, constraints and stereotypes, explore individual and collective identities and look at forms of oppression. They create alternative perspectives on existing value systems, question traditional narratives and thus fulfill a cultural protective function that could find its counterpart in the biological nature of antibodies.

Sarah Tasha, »Do bin I her do kea I hin«, 2023, Fotografie, AI Fotomanipulation, Collage, 50x60cm
Süßholz (Sophia Süßmilch und Claudia Holzinger), »Geteilte Erbsünde«, aus der Serie: »Trost im Jüngsten Tag«, München, 2020, 60 x 40 cm