HD video, monitor, sequined curtain, 3:50 min.
Stefan Hurtig approaches the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig (GfZK) by making it subject of his installation of video clips. The installation titled featuring/featuring consists of three individual video works: Minne, Eyes without a Face, and Fading like a Flower. Dedicating songs to the gallery’s institutional framework, architectural space, and collecting activity, he addresses issues at the heart of contemporary art. Rewritten pop songs serve as a textual basis for this video compilation.
Since it is generally attractive for artists to be included into museum collections, the video Minne shows an artist worshipping the GfZK. By devoting a Minnesang to the gallery, he acknowledges the importance of gaining the favour of the collecting institution and pays tribute to its institutional gatekeeping power.
Co-production: Nanne Buurman
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