Jan Kaps, Cologne
Kim Seob Boninsegni, Verena Dengler, f.marquespenteado, Hella Gerlach, Deanna Havas, E'wao Kagoshima, Justin Lieberman, Marie Matusz, Rebecca Morris, Andreas Schulze, David Weiss
Namedropping — Curated by Tenzing Barshee29 June 2017 – 22 June 2018
Kim Seob Boninsegni
Namedropping brings together a number of artistic positions rooted in various forms of opposition.
The directional attitude is one that is implemented through tools of criticism, irony and, at times,
vulnerability. The artists equally celebrate the forms and subjects of their scrutiny. The exhibited works
refect ethical, political and aesthetic concerns. And as much as they trace both referential and intuitive
formal relationships, some inhabit a dodging or even protective stance, while others call these issues
out by name. The premise that every system is inherently broken acts as an overarching umbrella to this
exhibition. This doesn’t mean that these artists avoid the systems they occupy, but rather they engage
with them directly.
Curated by Tenzing Barshee